Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sew Rescue

The little hacking jacket in the top photos, had some off color spots. It is now remedied with a leather patch disguised as an intentional design.

The car coat, cut from a 1940s long coat that weighed in with too much fabric, had a case of moth misery that was repaired by red ultrasuede maple leaves appliqued over the holes.

Textiles in distress call out for design rescue.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Future !00 Award


This is a UK event to celebrate young social entrepreneurs"which recognizes the success of young entrepreneurs who demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and innovation in progressing a responsible business venture... How cool! " Nicola Woods (Beautiful Soul ) wrote after receiving the award.

In the words of the Future 100 the "definition of responsible business, is one which demonstrates an equal balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success. "

Friday, November 12, 2010

Water Now

Belltown Seattle

Vancouver BC

In this CONNECTED update the water chapter comes back to the stage.
I recently met someone working on desalination and even more recently talked with a classmate who has a keen interest about desalination, though his career path is heading towards what looks to be, a different directon. What a timely 'coincidence.'

I am loving this! I get to be a conduit that connects two wonderful, intelligent people together. Will this advance the thinking behind current desalination processes? Perhaps so.
Through this window, I was able to see that my work with CONNECTED was also 'like water.'

As water flows the way of least restrictions yet "knows" its eventual destination -so too does CONNECTED. As the water cycle doesn't have endings or beginnings, but points of transition that may or may not be influenced by human interventions - so too does CONNECTED. This is great fun with thinking.
Then do patterns after nature follow true nature?
Well thats a muddle. That could throw linear 'step by knowable step' and 'beginnings, middles and endings' into chaos. Consider both its charm and the jolly mess!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

fashionRIP Project (CONNECTED)

Exposed in Seattle-the hidden attributes

fashionRIP has something under her umbrella & its all about being CONNECTED.

After the big meeting at the end of November, I will plug in more details. The known is:

-eco fashion with Anna Herman

-recyCouture from fashionRIP and others

-people from varied disciplines are involved in developing one act plays and other modes of information via the arts
-something from the local music scene (heritage and /or current
-collaborating with the local eco businesses to see what kind of networking can be developed to push concepts of the sustainable lifestyle forward, while devolping a local economic strategy that is repeatable to encourage further growth of slow economy. (like slow fashion and food, we need to apprciate the processes that enables life and move out from the archaic industrial model)

-A big crazee good experiment that will rock the senses.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pure Magnolia

Picture worth a thousand words.....Pure Magnolia, pure sustainability.