Light Fantastic Couture: Dresses made of lightbeams

Posted by admin on May 31, 2012 in geekery, style

Many things in life impress me but some are  jaw droppingly beautiful that all I can do is stare at them in a daze, mouth open in admiration whilst I struggle for something vaguely intelligible and profound to say. These images of light created dresses by Atton Conrad provoke this response in me, as it’s just so hard to wrap my head around the fact that these models are naked and their couture gowns are an illusion created by light triggered around the models using a slow release camera. Read more…



Ring a ding different: 5 Geeklicious rings

Posted by admin on Mar 15, 2012 in geekery, style

Readers of this site and people who know me IRL will know that I’m currently going through a small ring phase. It’s not a ‘look at that rock from Tiffany’s’ type of thing, rather an abundant fondness for all sorts of finger adornments, the geekier the better. Since I’ve been splurging/investing on Etsy/eBay/Asos I thought it only fair to share with you some of my geeklicious finds and then my shopping will come unvder the heading of ‘work’. OK, research then-maybe?

Here are five of my favourite geeky finger finds.

The telescope ring

Steampunk aficionados or any reader of China Mieville will adore this multi purpose ring. On first glance it appears a cool bronzed piece of finger candy, but once you’ve played with it it unfolds into a miniature telescope with two tiny lenses, which can also double as a magnifying glass. Oh, and there’s a compass as well- so it’s practical too! Read more…

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My Body Gallery crowd sources images of Real Women

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2011 in news, style, technology

We all come in different shapes and sizes but this isn’t often very well represented by the mainstream media. Sure, we have ‘real life’ features where the women have been Photoshopped orange with a glossy veneer (a’la TOWIE) or we can read gritty down and out stories where everything looks tinged with canal water, but how about some variety in shop windows and magazine advertisements?

I’ve previously looked at the rise and insanity of vanity sizing, where you see how retailers pretty much create their own dress size guidelines, and I’d like to show people just what a size 12 actually looks like– and then we can see how much we all vary from the ‘guidelines’. Remember, clothes sizes are not life sentences and garments are cut in order to cater to mass markets- we are all individuals and let’s start looking at our bodies that way. OK, if we all wore custom made garments that would be horrifically expensive but we can share how we vary in size on a website called My Body Gallery

The website works on a easy to understand premise where user submissions make up the bulk of its content. You click a few buttons and share your weight, height, dress size and more and voila, your image has been added to their database. The fun really starts when you start sifting through the pictures they have on offer and start analyzing how women of the same basic specs can differ greatly in dimensions. Read more…

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Typewriter and teddy bear caps from the New Era Introducing competition 2011

Posted by admin on Oct 28, 2011 in geekery, style

New Era is known for their caps, producing approximately 35 million per year, and they supply all the Major League baseball teams. New Era Introducing is their global way of nurturing new talent with a competition based around created a statement using the New Era 59FIFTY caps as the starting point. They’ve just announced the inner of this years competition and there are some pretty amazing New Era hats to feast your eyes on.

Entrants came from all over the world, as the participating countries were  the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Students from all these nations have spent the last few months creating unusual hat designs, and now the judges have finally chosen a winner.

To be honest, I think every entrant is a winner, and not in a ‘it’s the taking part that counts’, soppy way, but more, ‘would you look at the talent these kids have?’. Two of my favourite designs are featured above, a cute teddy bear cap, designed by UK artist Matt Saunders and a geek chic typewriter hat created by Spanish artist Pol.

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Patterns of Science project depicts emotional makeup

Posted by admin on Oct 27, 2011 in geekery, style

I love it when people create work that is not only visually attractive but also makes a statement, and the Patterns of Science project by Ian Addison Hall fits this remit. Inspired by the similarities between human DNA and retro imagery, Ian created a series of pictures that used catalogues from the 50’s as a starting point. You get to see a large amount of nostalgic prints with a twist, as Addison Hall has re-imagined classic images by extending the print of the clothes to cover the whole of the models body. He says this is because Using vintage catalogue imagery, each piece in this series explores the relationship between the patterns that exist in fashion and the patterns that comprise human genetic’.

The idea is that by replacing the models skin with textile prints, you get to re-imagine the models whole body as if looking at their genetic makeup, and there is a certain resemblance between DNA prints and the way that these retro flowers cover up the female forms. Read more…

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Ten Geek Watch brands for your tech wrist-candy pleasure

Posted by admin on Sep 6, 2011 in geekery, style

I like wrist candy as much as the next lady, but I like to tell the time geek style. This tends to mean complicated binary systems and watches where you actually need a manual to decode the time, but hey, who doesn’t suffer for true geekdom? To make purchasing your next watch a little bit easier I’ve created my top ten geek watch brands- all which offers styles suitable for both men and women. Yes, watches are unisex in general (minus those with unsightly pink sparklies) but women have more delicate wrists so sometimes it’s good to also be catered for.  From the big brands such as Tokyoflash to newer makes that are starting to get into geekery, I’ve tried to be as comprehensive as possible. Get ready to drool…

Ziiiro Watches

This brand may be hard to spell and pronounce (they like you to say Zero) and their main selling point is that their watches lack any hands or obvious time markings at all. The minimalist design does allow you to read the time, but you do so by focusing on the pattern of rings inside the clock face, as the coloured swirls indicate the passing of time. Might be a little trippy to start with, but the simplicity is very attractive and they come in a lot of colour combinations. They were created by Robert Dabi, a German designer, and there are a number of models available.

My favourite is the Ziiiro Mercury (far left) which comes in four colourways. The inner swirl tip denotes the hour and the outer blue swirl is the minutes- and the watch colours will constantly be moving, in a rhythmic, almost ocean like motion. The Ziiro Orbit (bottom right corner) uses a ‘planetary’ display for time, whereby the hour and minutes revolve around each other,the coloured orb representing hours and the white orb displaying the minutes. You kind of get the idea now right- once you’ve got your head around this concept I think you;d really start to enjoy using these pretty timepieces.

Prices start at Euro 129 plus shipping. Read more…

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Ten ways to show off your love of mopeds

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2011 in geekery, lists, style

In the last year I’ve become a huge fan of mopeds. This stems from having got one and discovering how free I feel when driving, the fact that traffic is now a game of Tetris rather than an angry throbbing in my temples and  feeling the wind whip my hair as I zoom away incredibly liberating. In order to celebrate my love of all things moped/scooter (different names for different countries) I thought I’d do a small celebratory piece on how a moped devotee can bring their enthusiasm for the two wheeled treasure into every aspect of their life.

iScoot Charm Necklace

This pretty necklace is a perfect way to highlight your two wheeled preferences, as well as being sweetly decorative as well. Created in sterling silver it’s a sweet charm that I’d be happy to wear. $38 from Juella Designs

Christmas tree Scooter Ornament

Decorate your tree scooter style with these sweet ornaments. There are a variety of colours to choose from so you can match it to your bike! Read more…

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