Tuesday, October 25, 2011

nipple frame 1

this is a frame for your nipple.
it is taking the body as a site and emphasising spaces around it. 
and also squishing bits of the body-as-site.
i tried to photo it with a darker background.
really, my backyard isn't very ideal.
i'll find a better spot and have better pictures. or make a little framed-laser-nipples video. 
(probably not the video. i'm still learning at that.)


Sunday, October 23, 2011


made by jess except 
collar! which is lovely and drawn on and pom-pom-ed by aaron <3
(about a bijillion years ago, but i wanted to photo it with a really good outfit, but that was a lot of pressure.)

raining on the outside of the room.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Skinless tomato Suit (for two) in the studio

jess and saskia and a tomato suit.

from under video:
'(A suit for one body or more.
To encourage/restrict/alter body movements and to have conversations in.)
In this case 2 persons.
In a white cube.
Cut so that, upon entering the suit, no skin is revealed. Skinless.
(Skinless cut)
(thanks to Saskia, fellow tomato performance person)'

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

jumping shorts

it was sunny and i was in some sort of good-mood thing.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

spine dress


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book: Experimental Eco -> Design

Book: Experimental Eco -> Design: Architecture/Fashion/Product
CA 745.2 B877E 2005

some things suggested in this book as being 'eco-design'/qualities:
- recycling found materials, extending product life (e.g. re-shaping plastic objects, in this case, into a stool)
- conserving water
- use of alternative energy
- 'innovative use of sustainable materials and design'
- ethical labour practices
- eco-friendly materials (e.g. certified organic cotton)
- eco-friendly disposal of waste
- social awareness
- minimal, recyclable packaging
- organic, all-natural ingredients
- simplicity of construction
- hemp
- reclaimed materials
- innovative use of waste materials (Fabric Horse by Carrie Collins in the United States: re-uses durable materials incl. car buckles, carpet, old banners and signs, car-seat upholstery etc.)
- recycled materials (Demano Bags from Spain: bags made from discarded event banners) (Sonic Design from the United States: condom vase and a flashlight constructed inside a deodorant case) (Trash-a-Porter at nydesignroom from the United States: reclaimed textiles into clothes) (Recycled shoes by URoads in Italy: shoes where the soles are made from reclaimed tyre treads.)
- non-toxic materials
- modular components
- harnessing renewable energy
- natural, bio-degradable materials
- easy to transport
- low-impact materials
- flat-packs
- no glue or adhesives
- humanitarian
- long life span
- multi-functional
- renewable resources
- biodegradable
- easily recycled
- lightweight
- low-impact deconstruction

as the book is Architecture/Fashion/Product, not everything is directly applicable to fashion, but interesting to consider.
particularly for packaging and transport.