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Lidewij recently had a very interesting interview with Donatien Grau from AnOther Magazine. We would like to share it with you. Enjoy! "Lidewij Edelkoort is probably the world’s most famous trend-forecaster. Her work encompasses advising brands in fashion and the commercial world, such as Gucci, Estée Lauder, Lancôme or L’Oréal; teaching: between 1999 and 2008, she served as Dean of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and now works on founding a new University in Poland; editing: she is the founder and editor of the magazines View in Colour and Bloom; and curating: she organised several shows, including "Skin Tight: the Sensibility of Flesh", at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. In 2003, she was named as one the 25 most influential people in fashion by Time Magazine. How would you connect fashion to elegance? What is the role of history and art history in your conception of fashion? Would you describe fashion as a language and a discourse, as Barthes did it? It might.

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TALENTS design wendy andreu - photo ronald smits Wendy Andreu is a recent Design Academy graduate; she describes herself as a craft designer that communicates through the materials she is using. In her work she bridges matter, people and space and through her project ‘Regen’ she came up with a new and innovative way for producing water-proof garments without sewing or cutting patterns. Can you tell us a bit about your graduation collection ‘Regen’?

TALKING TEXTILES I am My Mother’s Only One (2015) Julia Wright Dorothy Waxman and Edelkoort Inc. are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize: Rhode Island School of Design’s Julia Wright! Mohawk Group has generously supported this year’s prize of easy payday loans $5,000 which was awarded to Julia for the visual language she employs to make her textiles talk, from the sophisticated collage aesthetics of her jacquards to the creative use of bleach and dyes applied by hand. The jury also decided to create a Jury Special Mention for the work of Christian Frank Müller, who studies at the Kunstuniversitat Linz and previews the making of patterns with a human intervention before machines weave the rest of the textile. Après les mandalas, le kaléidoscope... - Le blog de Mercredi 29 février 2012 3 29 /02 /Fév /2012 19:07 Mais qu'est-ce qu'un kaléidoscope ? Inventé par un physicien écossais, c'est juste un tube de miroirs réfléchissant à l'infini, et en couleurs la lumière extérieure.

Stop, Drop, and Roll: A Dropped Pot Leads to an Interesting New Form About fifteen years ago I was bringing a ware board full of bottles back into the shop after setting them in the sun for a while to stiffen up for trimming. While I was fiddling with the door, a pot on the end of the board fell to the ground. After taking the rest of the pots into the shop, I went back and picked up the one that was flat on its side. To me, the obvious thing to do now was to pick it up and drop it on the other side to see what would happen.

How rave culture got its groove back, inspiring everything from fashion to party drugs For a long time, there was no cooler place to party than the Spanish island Ibiza. The tiny mass of land in the Mediterranean sea was home to the biggest dance floors (both legal and illegal) and an endless stream of world travellers looking to get high on electronica and ecstasy. So-called “super-clubs” like Space and Amnesia kept the hedonism going 24 hours a day and hosted up to 20,000 revellers at a time.

Finishing up the Knobs... Here are the blank knobs that were thrown at the wheel last week, with a little bit of incising added. I will probably make most of my knobs from low fire clay, especially those I need for my kitchen that will match my tile work there. I am sure that some of the knobs will find their way into the salt kiln, however. These were thrown from my regular stoneware clay, but it really doesn't matter since all of these will perish in the press-mold making process. Here is the freshly cast press mold, with 8 cavities for different knobs. The clay originals removed from the mold are scrap, and need to be dumped - not reclaimed - since they are contaminated with plaster scrapings. Why there's no such thing as an iconic image A ripped Che Guevara poster in fluorescent pink and turquoise was my first contact with a so-called “iconic image”. Later came Tiananmen Square: the picture of a man blocking the path of a column of tanks in China, in 1989. I’ve mulled over both recently in connection with the label “iconic”. Of course, growing up in another time or place might prompt other “iconic” pictures.

Art + Botany: Studio Glithero's Blueware Ceramics Photo by: Studio Glithero Blueware collection is a series of ceramic pieces by designers at Studio Glithero. Inspired by a long tradition of blue-and-white pottery (Dutch Delftware, Chinese porcelain, British Jasperware), the London-based studio applied a more modern technique: they used cyanotyping, a proto-photographic process, to capture images on ceramic tiles and vases. [See our story on how to create cyanotypes, or sun prints, of your own.] For a design motif, they looked to the Victorian period of botanic discovery; for specimens, they looked to their neighborhood, and collected weeds in London's inner boroughs. They applied the dried specimens to ceramic surfaces treated with light-sensitive chemicals, and exposed the arrangements to UV light.

Vogue’s Julia Hobbs relives the era with original Blitz Kid Stephen Jones and gets up-close with a new wave of style blazers. Follow Julia Hobbs as she explores this singular group of individuals and what caused them to push the limits of fashion. NEW Romantics: for some, the name may conjure up a popular Taylor Swift song, but its true meaning refers to a period of high fashion decadence and unparalleled glamour in London’s sartorial history. Back when the Eighties burst onto the scene in a flurry of lamé, ruffles and vinyl amidst the somewhat grey and uncertain socio-political background of the time, there was an underground group of Londoners who used eccentric clothes, accessories, make-up and music to rebel, restructure and escape. Congregating in the clubs of the time – think Blitz and the legendary Billy’s on Dean Street, both now no longer there – the Blitz Kids, as they were also known, donned frilly shirts, pie-crust collars, French clown-inspired looks and any other striking, unusual pieces they could get their hands on to rail against the status quo.

Arts Céramiques quotidien - Trois Potters partager leurs meilleures Sgraffito conseils, plus un bonus vidéo! Homemade Sgraffito Toolsby Wayne Bates Detail of trimming tool with ferrel removed and watch-spring cutter formed to desired contour. My sgraffito tool tips are made from the main spring of a pocket watch. In pictures: Fifty years of the Notting Hill Carnival Image copyright Getty Images Every year more than one million people descend on the streets of west London to enjoy two days of festivities at the Notting Hill Carnival. Disagreement over when the event was first held means the carnival's 50th anniversary will be marked again this year, as it was in 2014 and 2015. The first parades in the 1960s had many similarities to those held now. BBC News looks at how the event has developed into what organisers claim is the largest street party in Europe. Image copyright Notting Hill Carnival

Exploring the Sublime All our Actions are building our Ship for sailing the Universe Arts Céramiques Jour - Huile Spot et fourrure de lièvre Glaçures: Démystifier un émail céramique classique Espresso Cup (detail), porcelain with John’s SG-12, then Hamada Rust over it, fired to cone 10 in oxidation, 2011. Variations in pattern can be acheived by adjusting the thickness of the undercoat (SG-12) and overcoat (Hamada Rust). To achieve the oil spot effect you must first apply the glaze very thick (¼–3?8 of an inch) and then fire it in oxidation to cone 10 or higher (though it can be done at cone 6, which we’ll get to later). The glaze will bubble vigorously as the iron thermally reduces. A soaking period is helpful at the end of the firing to allow the bubbles to smooth over.