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.Continue Reading »
Alison will be speaking at Dorkbot in NYC Wednesday November 5th. She will be talking about her new book Switch Craft: Battery Powered Crafts to Make and Sew co-authored with Fang-yu Lin. Switch Craft is a book of 20 DIY technologically infused and inspired projects that mix sewing, soldering, electronic techniques. It is the first book whose goal is to reach a mainstream craft audience and show them the joy of working with electricity without compromising aesthetics or style.Continue Reading »
Nicolas Ghesquière of Balenciaga plays with light in his spring 2009
collection and is categorized as sci-fi and futuristic. He responds to
critics saying "I don't think its futurism, I think its today." Take a peep and make up your own mind. Are the design's TODAY or TOMORROW?
If your like me, keeping up with your daily activities not to mention the activities of all your friends online can be daunting. In order to stay fresh on the social musings of your pals you need check each social site like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter separately . To combat this there are a number of "lifestreaming" applications one can use and download to coordinate everything in one spot.Continue Reading »
I believe healthy hair and skin is the cornerstone to living and
looking beautiful. I find when my hair and skin are in balance I not
only look better but feel better as well. I am continually seeking out
a new moisturizer or a conditioner that will give my hair an
illustrious shine. I am fascinated how technologically advanced the
beauty industry has become. In response to this trend, we have decided
that Iheartswitch will begin taking a more in-depth look at all our
favorite things beauty related.
As most have you may have noticed there have been a lot of things going on behind the scenes at Switch, from hosting Myhome 2.0 to the publication of our first book Switchcraft. Piled on top of that, I packed up from New York City and moved to Philadelphia. Similar to most moves a few things were misplaced; however, like the 20 dollar bill you find in your jeans things can also magically show back up. Recently, while unpacking one of my boxes in the basement I came across a couple of videos from CES!!!Continue Reading »
Guru Lloyd and I, from MyHome2.0, performed hours of exhausting surgery on an old teddy bear to bring you the Twittering Teddy! We converted your favorite friend into an animatronic bear that reads and speaks all your Twitter messages. Creepy? No... its CUTE!Continue Reading »
I interviewed June from Brother, USA at CES 2008 and got a glimpse of technological power of the modern sewing machine.
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