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I'm ashamed to admit I managed to erase all of the photos off of this blog. I know I could blame being a new mother and going back to work, but really it was standard issue impatience. I was updating my own website and clearing off my server without checking or thinking. AAGH!
I've told myself I will find most of the images, but I don't believe myself.....feel free to goad me.
I do plan to post new work as well as new interesting inspiration, and in fact all of my past writing is still on here....so please don't go away.
Hacking fashion from We Make Money Not Art:
....The outcome of the VakkoVamps is not so much a set of garments or objects as much as a series of methods for exchange and dialogue between two fields that are usually separated.
• I forgot about this one for sure. What a lovely idea! I love these kinds of projects where the outcome isn't about aesthetics but about process. No pictures from me because they don't give you any idea of what it's really about. Go on, read it!
• Ah, here is the official site about the project and others by the same instigator: Self Passage
From Coudal a link to the story of the Timepiece House. My favorite quote:
...The design concepts - derived from the forces of nature and humanity - are linked by the thread of Time: Light and shadow History Weathering Memory....
• Again, I'm leaving off the pictures because they just don't do enough justice to the concept of the project. This is a house designed to make you aware of time in your life and through your day to day activities. Really sweet project.
A piece on FI about a guy from my MA program a year behind me, Mark Liu. He also studied with this guy also featured on Fashion Incubator. No good quotes from this one, but I had to post another good MA project coming out of my program, right?
Pictures next time, I promise :)
My recipe for Vinegar Pie came from an old cookbook a friend showed me a few years ago (thanks Ken!). I thought it was such a strange recipe I jotted it down right away. But truthfully this recipe was universally declared disgusting! So instead of passing that one on, here's a link to a recipe I found on Instructables while I was trying to find out more about Vinegar Pie (the photo above is from this recipe, not mine—of course I forgot my camera!). I actually discovered very little about it in my research except that is an old American recipe, and that there are probably better versions out there than the one I used. So next year I'm going to try it again and see how it goes, much to my family's dismay I'm sure!
(click here to download)
Of course, I can't find the image of the calendar online anymore, and as you know my camera is still on the fritz (christmas is coming!)....so email if you can't figure it out, and meanwhile I will try to get at least a camera phone pic of my finished desk calendar.
Edited to add:
You get the idea?
To be fair (to myself) I haven't been totally ignoring my personal work. They are all of my drawings in the desk calendar. And I have just finished my first two pairs of shoes (so much better than that first little thing I showed you). And I have my third and final pair almost done. So I will post pics of those shortly and then I can feel nice and accomplished before the holidays. Which is really one of the best parts of this season, isn't it?
All's well in the food halls at Harrods....
My shoes at the edge of "Shibboleth" at the Turbine Gallery (too lazy to link at the end of the day on a Friday....you saw them all before the other day anyway)
As I get closer to the crack the camera shrieks in purple
The purple haze takes over in the last picture that doens't look like snow!
Believe it or not we also spent time roaming around Hyde Park in the mist, visiting my friend who works in vintage in Notting Hill (ha, in vintage), and walking up Upper St as we used to when we had little ££ & lots of time. We didn't make it to many favourite old spots (Primrose HIll, Chalk Farm, Camden, Shepards Bush (oh how I would have loved to spend some time thrifting if the $$ wasn't so crap!), but it was a short trip so it didn't sting too bad. And now I need to buy a new camera so it's probablt for the best.