Work Update: Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Sorry I haven’t posted in a few weeks, I’ve been  in deep with a project with Art Guild, Inc. We are fabricating and installing an exhibit for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, designed by Jeff Kennedy Associates.

The exhibit is called Exhibition Health and is set to open on April 4th, 2008.

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You're Not Seeing Things: Behold the CHANEL Segway

Presented without comment... okay, let me add a frowning face. :( There.

Via: Yatzer

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Alison & Switch Craft Featured on Kurt the Cyberguy

A quick announcement: Kurt the Cyberguy, a widely syndicated tech report by Kurt Knutsson, will do a segment on Alison and Switch Craft tomorrow (February 20th). Through coast-to-coast syndication, you may be able to find it on your local morning or evening news. The stations that have been confirmed are:

CLTV, Chicago
WGN, Chicago
KWGN, Denver
KTLA, Los Angeles
WPIX, New York
KTXL, Sacramento
KSWB, San Diego
KCPQ, Seattle

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A Note on Privacy Protection for Passport, Key Card, and Credit Card

The following information is for the readers of our book Switch Craft. However, if you are interested in making your own privacy passport cover, key card holder, or wallet that may prevent unwanted RFID (radio-frequency identification) sniffing, you are welcome to read on.

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Tech-Themed Fashion Photographs for LANVIN Paris

French photographer/illustrator Elene Usdin created a series of tech-themed fashion photographs for LANVIN Paris by incorporating Post-it, LEGO, Pacman, and Space Invaders imagery. Very cool. But how did Post-it notes get into the mix, you ask? The ubiquity of Post-it may make it abstruse that Post-it is actually a piece of outstanding office technology, and it didn't become widely available until early '80s—just in time for big hair, shoulder pads, and neon leggings.

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Camo Cable to the Rescue!

My cables are running amuck in my apartment and while looking for cable covers, Fang-yu pointed me to this leafy contraption. "VINE!" done by MicroWorks, the studio of designer Shunsuke Umiyam, is a cell phone charger concept that looks more like your mothers' geranium than a cold piece of plastic.
Talk about making technology second nature!


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Vibrating Motor Hack

Here are some supplemental instructions for those of you working on the vibrating motor hack from the Switch Craft Basics section. For those who don't have the book, you can still use the same hack to create a handy motor set for your own projects with vibrating motions.

1. Remove the Oral-B Pulsar toothbrush from the package (skip this step if you are recycling a used Pulsar).

2. Find the parting line at the bottom of the brush and twist off the bottom “part” of the brush off.

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Yves Saint Laurent at the De Young Museum - This Winter's Must See Exhibit

San Francisco's de Young Museum is the home to this winter's Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, an inspiring retrospective presenting over 120 fully accessorized outfits of this truly revolutionary fashion designer--the grand daddy of gender-bending silhouettes and styles. From the tuxedo to the trench coat, the black and white print to the bold color-block dress, Saint Laurent defined and defied fashion for the last 50 years.

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Soft Circuit Workshop in L.A.

Our friend Syuzi over at is holding a soft circuit workshop in LA on Febrary 22nd. This is a great way to meet other smart crafters and get your hands dirty with electronic threads and materials.

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IHeartSwitch Gets a Makeover!

Starting today's website has a totally new look and interface. Why? Well, because we have so much to give, we needed a website that could hold it all!


What's changed, you ask?

- Fresher look! We went with an open design with less graphics so you can have and see all the information you need, like the latest projects and announcements just a click away.

- New Content! We will now cover a wider range of technological topics including beauty, home, life and style, and pop culture.

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