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Second Skin Exhibition in San Francisco

If you are in San Francisco, be sure to stop by the Exploratorium and see the Second Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing Exhibition. The show runs from April 29th to September 7th, 2009. For those who are unable to attend, watch this video and experience it vicariously:

 

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ABC Local News Interview


Don Polec from the Philly local ABC news team stopped by my house last Friday to talk about Switch Craft. They have posted the video online, go check it out here!

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Statesman Gets Switch Crafty

I am finally back from SXSW, and, as part of my trip to Austin, I met up with Marques Harper of the Austin American Statesman about the making of Switch Craft.

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Alison at SXSW

Dreamy Lighted Wall Art

We were inspired by Jake the pug's love for socks. What do you dream of? Let everyone know with this beautiful color changing wall decoration. Simple in design, it is the perfect way to warm up your home with a personal touch.

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Get Ready Valentine, Here Comes My Beating Heart

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to say "I Love You" than to give your sweetie a beating heart pillow! I took time to visit Banana Design Lab to talk with Yury Gitman, the creator of My Beating Heart and found out its made of pure love.

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DIY Lighted Doggie Coat for the Fashionable Pup

This summer I met and talked with fellow dog lover, Cali Lewis of Geek Brief.tv for MyHome2.0. Cali has a sweet little pet Chihuahua named Sydney, and I made her a stylish fiber-optic doggie coat with a sparkling bone design. Below I've put together some instructions to compliment the DIY web episode on MyHome 2.0so you can make one for your little pooch!

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Make TV

Earlier this month, Make Magazine launched Make TV, 'a DIY series for a new generation', which takes reference from resources like YouTube and Instructables to create informative episodes on upcycling, recycling, creating and making things. I got a chance to preview some of the content and I picked out three of my favorites. I've also included links so you can watch them as well.

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Interview with Syuzi Pakchyan on Fashioning Technology

I met Syuzi Pakchyan at the 2006 Maker Faire in San Francisco. At that at time, Syuzi had just finished her thesis titled "SparkLab" where she was exploring the intersection between culture, technology and craft. She was doing a workshop where crafters made light up bracelets with conductive thread and snaps. Of course, we hit it off right away and we had a wonderful interview which never made it to Switch because of a microphone malfunction.

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Just Freaking Magic

In this episode Alison talks to JF Magic Founder Lee Wainwright about light up clothing and textiles and how he formed JF Magic. In the interview they discover shoes that light up with your every step, skirts that make kissy faces, purses that light up when your cell phone rings and much more.

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