The cooling sewing

Wel not too cooling because in the wetness breeze blowing in tru the balcony one can only sweat in front of her sewing machine. But the results are paying off spreading motivation for new projects and colors around the house.

This was a perfect gift for teh young daughter of a friend. They recenty moved to HK  so i wanted to sprinkle some Chinese dust on them with this  traditional pattern on intense green fabric. The model was inspired by youtube, it s very simple to make an geat for somebody who do not know how to use a sewing machine yet but wants to make it work anyway.

Amsagirl stuff & beyond

Today morning i logined in a new portal to post some hand made, painted items and chose this name for the avatar: Amsagirl. Hamsa is actually a body part or better a small nut that cannot be seen because it is covered by our skin&meat at the junction between the nose and the forehead. This is a crucial point, which also gives a crucial personality in the proper cases, when it is not spoiled.

On Sunday i also spent more than five hours making earrings, they came out intricated, with patterns and colors combinations never used before. But before that, i had to divide the real crystals swarosky from the fake ones (imitations), the glass beads from the plastic ones, the wooden from the clay and so on. It took me about two of the five hours to discriminate and order (and it didnt finished completely yet): in fact all the compartments of the beads-boxes were under quite a chaotic movement.

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Thru this discrimination not only the bad anti-ecological beads were distinguished from the good environmental friendly ones and viceversa but also the different shapes were noticed, the colors, the materials and all together a neat inspiration resulted into a new beautiful earring design. So discrimination is a must, all in all. Without it, all the work can be also done but it will be a full waste and of no use for anybody, the designer and the  ones in love with fashionable designs in this case sample. And above all for the divine that loves accurate sort of design. 

Concept of thoughtless awareness in toy industry & a toy line of lightness

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It is an ancient yet extremely modern concept. Thoughtless is the state of the person who is always focused and happy, whose creativity constantly flows with brilliance and purity, no space for misinterpretations, sadness, stupidity and other kinds of imbalances. This concept is related to a positive and healthy state of mind, very close to the ideal lifestyle which we want to create nowadays in our urban and no urban environments. Hence, it is a concept valid and fully adaptable to the toys manufacture.

Focus: to transmit feelings of joy, lightness, fun, simplicity.

Design: preference of rounded shapes, elements & inspirations from the nature, fresh character and great characters. 

Toy materials: soft materials, attractive to the hands, really easy to handle and carry, not harsh, sometimes not hard at all, fabrics, an examplary line where the child can have complete control on it and does not have to ask the parents to do something (like changing batteries, push the button ecc).

Example of toy: From the idea of Sensitive Floor, developed by IO Agency last year: an interactive video projection designed specifically to be walked on. ~~~~> Brought to toy industry in form of a….

… scene – projector which creates, on the wall, a touch sensitive playing platform. Scenes can include:

a. interactive art scenes

b. learning games

c. story telling sequences

two examples of scenes:

1. A spiral is projected and a small elephant has to be accompanied by one finger along the spiral path from the outside to the inside extreme.

2. Moving sea Waves are projected with floating jellyfish. When a jelly is fully covered by the hand it will disappear but another jelly will appear in another corner of the sea scenario.

How to use it: the projector can be placed on a cabinet, and images will appear on the wall or furniture cabinet in front of it.

 

 

Urban design: how to plant flower blossoms in the metro

Hong Kong thought it and did it simply sticking gigantic panels with flowers onto the walls of each station of an entire metro line. A flower and a color for every station. Here’s the sunflower stop. How genuinly cool and creative from 1 to 10 is this invention? What do you think? I d love to hear some opinions out there..!

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Power runs on the lines of design

It is beautiful to see how the design of certain style flourishes in one place and then moves to another one. And people can admire the original feature of the original design truly better in the second place than in the first. It’s fascinating. This is what happened to the buddhist Chinese architecture which originated here in China during the Tang Dinasty and can be nowaday found quite intact in the island of Japan.

There is almost no need to go and seek for informations about this period because the temples speak by themselves. They are charged with silence, dignity and sober beauty. These qualities are certainly the same residing in the ancient Chinese spirit which was moreless lost for all these years. These are the blossoming times and the meaning of strenght and power animating this spirit must come back now.