Friday, February 26, 2010

At the moment, the world's first 3D printed polyamid shoes...?

Two students, Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, of Beckmans & Konstfack collaborated with each other at Stockholm Fashion week. Together for the collection "Melonia", they created wearable shoes, which was 3D printed in polyamid.

Excerpt of the concept by Core77:
"The shoes call for further exploration in ever-developing rapid prototyping processes. The pair envisage a world in which we could produce and recycle such objects in a closed loop."

Comment: I wonder how steady is this shoe? I must say, it looks very innovative!

Link up: Core77

Pictures from:
Naim Josefi's profile on :

Thursday, February 25, 2010

At the moment, just a little humor (children's shoes)

Right now, I'm doing a group project designing and making children's shoe. Here is my mock up...and well, as I brought candy to school, my team members and I felt like doing this...

Note: Fangs and gummy 'Smurf' are not part of the design...and the eyes were drawn in for fun! Now I'm making the shoe in the original materials.

Friday, February 19, 2010

At the moment, I am amused by...this shop's name...

Last week, I went to Paris to visit my friends. As it was the weekend and I arrived Paris around the evening, my time to do a lot of activities was limited. However, Jenny managed to take me out to another shopping area, Marais (pronounced as ma-ray according to Jenny) in the 3rd arrondissement) which was pleasant to walk rather than the busy streets of the 1st arrondissement!
Anyway, while walking along Rue de Sévigné, I couldn't help it but to take photos of this shop, mainly the name...I find it humourous though some may not find the same kind of humour as I do...

Monsieur Poulet (literal translation: Mr. Chicken)
Original Chicken Clothes
(It's a boutique selling printed T-shirts)

Photos: From my phone.
Website for 'Monsieur Poulet' (in French and English): (the t-shirt prints are quirky and colourful).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen shall be remembered

Lee Alexander McQueen (photo by Kin Ho)

While pattern cutting, one of my friends recieved a text message of McQueen. Instantly, I went to the internet and found out, the news was true.

Lee Alexander McQueen known for his lavish and exceptional runway show (and designs) passed on a few hours ago in his home in London. There are speculations that the incident was triggered by the death of his mother (a few days back).
This is the only thing I bought from McQueen, the flapper bag from his seasonal range. I know this sounds really cheesy but this will be one of the great bags I will treasure...

News of him have been popping up almost every moment since this incident...

He shall be missed.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

At the moment, I feel like...(as illustrated on this embroidery)

At the moment, I feel like relaxing like this person here...of course fully covered! :)

Embroidery done by a friend of mine, living in London.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

At the moment, here's a 'Twitter Dress'

At the recent Grammy's 2010, artiste Imogen Heap wore a 'Twitter Dress' as she claimed her Grammy for 'Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical' for her recent album, Ellipse.

From Times Online: '...her self-made outfit consisted of an oversized necklace studded with flashing lights and a transparent handbag that doubled up as a television. In fact, the necklace was a digital sign displaying messages that her fans were writing on to her Twitter profile. Those tweets were relayed to her jewellery through a wireless router — equipment that provides an internet connection — embedded inside her black dress...'