Category Archives: engineering

We Can Weave You A Donor Organ

I recently did a talk at TEDx Nashville about how textiles can be used to save and improve lives. Check it out!

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Extra planar textiles

It’s been a while, I know. Its not that I don’t have anything to say on this blog, it’s that I have so much to do. I know, it sounds like excuses, and it is, i know. However, it has … Continue reading

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Playing with Toys to Make Machines that Make Fabric

  This is inspired play. Never in my years of childhood mastery of Tinkertoys, Legos, Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets, had I ever risen to this level of engineering.

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Le Laboratoire

Le Laboratoire is a playground of ideas where science meets art or art meets science.

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Medina Haram Piazza

In the city of Medina, the lunar cycles have been slowly advancing the time of the pilgrimage to Al-Masjid al-Nabawi¬†from autumn to summer. In anticipation of that change, this stunning umbrella system was crafted to protect the pilgrims from the … Continue reading

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Joseph Kittinger

51 years ago today, Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a baloon at 102,800 feet above sea level. Wearing only a space suit and a parachute, he fell for 84,800 feet before his parachute deployed. He unceremoniously set multiple records … Continue reading

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Textile Book Club: Spacesuit:Fashioning Apollo

Over at TXCHNOLOGIST is a great interview with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of¬†Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This book has been my summer reading material and it is a fascinating look into the science, engineering and politics behind not just the Spacesuit … Continue reading

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Wind Powered Vessels

Its been a satisfyingly productive and active summer. Last night was an enjoyable lakeside wedding at a yacht club. Yacht clubs always seem to have pictures from the days before big petroleum consuming private watercraft. So today for your pleasure, … Continue reading

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Magnetic Curtain

This magnetic curtain captured my imagination today. The geometric structure with a grid of magnets enables you to place, form and bunch up the curtain as you see fit. Functional object meets origami meets amazingly fun toy. From Designer Florian … Continue reading

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Warren Seelig: University of Lexington

Warren Seelig sent these images of the work he and Sherrie Gibson installed at the University of Lexington just last week. This was too good not to share.

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