It’s funny that we escape into books. In this instance, I found like-minded schools of thought to my own. Would’ve been great as a book reference for my MA, but otherwise it’s still a lovely read. #anotherescape #book #MA #journey #adventure #webstagram
My journeys through London - whether on the bus, tube or on foot - generally give me the same feeling of claustrophrobia. There’s an overall sense of everyone-in-it-for-themselves and a major lack of mindfulness. #london #bus #takethattemp #sustfash #journey #claustrophobia #lackofmindfulness #lackofcommunity #webstagram
The culmination of 27 months of an MA and/or 22 years of education and/or 26 years of learning and playing. My MA Fashion and the Environment is over, but this is just the beginning. Now for the daunting ‘real world’. #MA #MastersCollection #StephanieSteele #LCF #lotsofstuff
He got me things to: keep the pain away, make me laugh, keep me warm, keep me safe, because he doesn’t like the map currently in my room, because everyone should have an Advent calendar, incase I injure myself, to keep me going, be a replacement… #whatadream #boyfriend #presents @dkelly999
My boyfriend is so wonderful. He sent me presents to make the last 2 weeks of my Masters degree just a little bit more manageable. #boyfriend #presents #whatadream @dkelly999
At the time of writing, 13 London cyclists have died this year, and 5 of those deaths over 9 days in November. Enough is enough. Cyclists do not need to travel around our city with fear for their lives. TFL and the Mayor for London do have the right idea. But, as plans are drawn up, consultations are carried out, and meetings are had, Londonâs roads continue to be unsafe, and cyclists are losing their lives. We are calling for urgent action from Boris Johnson and the Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan to accelerate their plans, and to be clear about their intentions for cycle safety in London.
I can’t fathom cycling anymore. Just recently I have become so anxious when cycling and yet no amount of care that I take actually makes a difference, because other motorists and cyclists and pedestrians aren’t taking care.
Boris needs to step up. Please sign this petition - whether you’re a Londoner or not, whether you’re a cyclist or not, we all need to be safe in our towns and cities.
Months and months ago I read piles of books on craft theory, craft in practice, textiles traditional and contemporary… and so on. Then I just started making stuff, and then I went away, and then I carried on making stuff. Now it’s time to put my research in to words, I find my gathered book notes of old, and find this excerpt from Textile designers at the cutting edge by Bradley Quinn
[Shelley] Fox plans on building bridges with textiles that make craft techniques and tailoring visible; not by deconstructing them, but by reconstructing the techniques that seem to be dying out.
I’m creating textures and motifs by using things like naive stitching, pinking cuts and appliqués.
If you’ve taken any notice to my method of manufacture and design, you’ll see that I have been almost deconstructing garments into simple panels so that construction can become more visible. And then I’ve highlighted these construction lines with simple manufacturing techniques like pinking edges, zig zag stitches or raw edges, as well as with time-consuming hand-binding and blanket stitches in order to make these construction lines less like, “oh that just a seam”, into more like, “that’s a really cool seam”.
The stuff of dreams.
Starbucks’ toilet brush holder #gooddesign #lol #tapcoffee #resourceful #commercialism #london
I’m going to try something else. Simple. To the point. Easy to participate in.
I want to find out why people wear certain things, or why people keep thingseven if they’re unworn. It will help inform my MA research. Please comment below in response to this statement:
My favourite item of clothing is … because …
Please take part and comment below?
A way to make glass pieces for interiors from waste glass. It’s seemingly an easy process that could be done in small communities to reuse glass. Something a bit more hands on than letting our glass be collected and taken away to somewhere that we don’t know and to undergo a process we know nothing about. This seems to help communicate certain processes and allows us to control something that controls part of our daily routine (recycling).
It seems that that ubiquitous object found in most bathrooms can actually be used to soak up toxins from indigo dye. It then means that more solutions for the use of this toxic indigo luffa material would have to be found other than as wall covering (because wouldn’t the toxins still leak out…?) but a renewable resource like this that could help in an industry that isn’t going to stop dying denim blue, well that’s nifty.
Another problem solved from an RCA student. Bobby Petersen suggests a pigeon tower to help control the out-of-control pigeons in cities, as well as giving a sustainable and renewable way to fertilise our soils.
A concept from Lucy Norman at the RCA’s sustainRCA exhibition as part of the London Design Festival 2013. A wonderful design solution to help solve a common problem amongst small-housing renters/owners, and is also a way to cut down on electricity usage, as well as a way to increase our vitamin D intake.
This person keeps their keys from old houses. They don’t do anything with them; they just keep them. I like to hoard, so this speaks to me. I have so many things that I don’t have any need for, but I keep because of the stor(ies) attached to them, and because I don’t see how anyone else would want it, or at least not want it like I do. One day - when we die, I guess - they’ll be thrown away, or we’ll lose them, or in a rage of not being able to access something we can actually use, we’ll throw it away ourselves. But for now, they’re there, and that’s how we like it.