Hi-Tech Beauty: A Love Story

Way beyond Pearl Cream
and Botox is a world of technology-inspired beauty products. From LEDs
to vibrating motors, these projects are finding their way to this
gadget girl heart.

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Moi for Me!

I am so excited, my lighted Moi just arrived in the mail and its
beautiful! A tiny dash of light is the perfect accent to any look and
Moi is just enough to arouse intrigue, but not overwhelm.

Moi, by Studio5050,
is a multifunctional accessory, it can be a hairpiece, necklace,
bracelet, or just hang round your purse strap as a design highlight. I
liked the amber, but the moi also comes in green or white.

 

 

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Smurf-tastic Lips!

Just when you thought there were no more beauty innovations to be made...mood lip gloss!

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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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