Archive for the ‘Portfolio’ Category

Presence of Heart Dress Lights up SXSW

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
PRESENCE of HEART is an emotionally functional dress that uses your heartbeat as a fashionable expression and human connection. It debut at SXSW 2012. Austin, TX - SXSW (March 12, 2012) – Agent of Presence, a new innovative fashion design firm, has created a heart-sensing dress that displays the wearer’s heartbeat as light and sends the beat wirelessly to mobiRead More....

Fiber-Optic Porcupine Costume

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Description: Full costume design creation from oncept sketches to finished wearable pieces for The Martha Stewart show.  The  project included  up by step-by-step instructions located on Martha's website. Materials: Wool felt, fiber optic strands, AAA batteries, wire connectors, sheer fabric, and faux fur. Link to the Fiber-Optic Porcupine video on Martha Stewart.com: http://www.marthastewart.com/show/the-martha-stewart-show/halloween-Read More....

New York Times Living Room Redesign

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
"Home Crafts Get Wired" by Penelope Green | September 10, 2009 | Photography by Ryan Collard |Link to article [gallery link="file" orderby="rand"]

Rodarte-Styled Light Up Heels

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Description: The lighted heels are simple sewn circuits to mimic the look of Rodarte’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection. The lights are embedded in fabric heel covers that can easily be added to almost any shoe. Link to the DIY on Switch [gallery link="file" columns="4"] Client: IHeartSwitch.com

Vibrating VooDoo Doll

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: The Vibrating VooDoo Doll, responds instantly quivering and shacking in the owners grasp when stuck with a stick pin. Materials: Old burlap sack, vibrating motor from Pulsar Toothbrush, AAA battery, conductive fabric, and a sponge. The VooDoo Doll became the mascot of the interns working on Switch Craft. They would take him out and take pictures of him all over NYC. [gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="rand"]

Galaxy Carrier 802.11

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Galaxy Carrier is a laptop bag that protects and detects Wi-Fi hotspots. This bag allows designers to find a Wi-Fi hotspot without opening their Laptop. Inspired by the sci-fi cult figure Barbarella, this stylish laptop bag protects their computer on the go. With a simple push of a button the Galaxy Carrier will light up alerting the carrier to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Like all projects in Switch Craft, it was prototyped in muslin, tested, and re-tested before tRead More....

Pillow Talk

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Pillow Talk is a designer pillow for relaxing chats. Hook up your iPhone to the headset jack and talk or listen to music until the wee hours of the night without the crook in your neck. When your done, just toss it back on the bed or couch as a decorative throw pillow. Materials: Blue cashmere/cotton blend with double knit jersey floral design. Inside is a iPhone headset with the option of a soft circuit end/call button. [captiRead More....

iHeartSwitch Blog

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Description: Switch is a technology life & style blog, which showcases innovative design, fashion and topics from a female perspective. Switch is not just another tech blog about gadgets or digital design, but rather a social look at technology through the genres of fashion, beauty, design and craft. Switch contains interviews with designers from the beauty, fashion, and craft industries, DIY projects for making your own technological creations, and links to articleRead More....

Light-Up Purse

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
No more fumbling for your lipstick or compact while at the club, light your way with this easy to make light panel for your purse or bag. The panel uses a two part magnetic switch, so when the purse is closed the light is off and when its open the light is on. Simple! Here is a link to the Light Up Purse DIY on Switch. This project was shown at Maker Faire and video recorded by the women from ArtFuture.  You can see the Read More....