DIY Fancy gauged ear plugs

August 15, 2015 at 1:56 pm

I can’t believe I’ve never actually posted my own DIY tutorial.  But these have turned out rather well.  I can’t remember seeing this anywhere else, so I’ll stake my claim on it being original.  Easy, cheap, and awesome. DIY Fancy gauged button ear plugs  Materials: 1 pair coconut wood plugs in your gauge (I got these at Painful Pleasures) 1 pair of buttons/medallions/beads Sandpaper (medium grit) E6000 glue Notice that the iridescent buttons have a […]

If I was going to Burning Man this year…

March 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm
Polygon face mask

I’d make at least a couple of these:   From Wintercroft.

Events: Workshop Weekend – October 12-13, Oakland

October 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Workshop Weekend : Catalog of Workshops. Lots of cool, cheap, tech-related workshops in Oakland Oct 12-13  

Radical Self-Reliance: Ann Demeulemeesters zippers

May 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Here’s a couple apropos tutorials for this week.  Actually, I have one of my own as well to add.  Hopefully will get to it this weekend, just need some good pics.  Both blog sources Outsapop and Monoxious are awesome, i’m a long time fan.  I think with some twerking both of these diy ideas could turn into something spectacular. Tip: East Bay Center for Creative Reuse or other bulk store.  New=way to expensive.    

Radical Self-Reliance: DIY leather cut out gloves

May 24, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Chanel leather cutout glove diy

Ok, only vaguely in the realm of steampunk but c’mon.  Tutorial is on All The Good Girls Go To Heaven.    

Radical Self-Reliance: High-collar coat

April 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm
Burda high collar coat pattern

    Another good one (at least potentially good) pattern from Burda Style.

Radical Self-Reliance: Fused plastic grocery bag vest

March 28, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Apparently this was made by laser-cutting fused plastic grocery bags.  I think you could totally do something similar with shopping bags, a hair dryer, and fine knife. From Craftster

Event: Wearable Tech Discussion/Prototyping in LA with Anouk Wipprecht

March 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

From Fashioning Tech: We are incredibly excited to be hosting Anouk (, a leading fashion tech designer and innovator. She is going to be in Los Angeles working out of the LA Makerspace from March 19th until April 18th! During her time here she is going to be working on a large wearables project for a famous car brand. Firsthand we’ll be able to see a master at work as she works through her design, prototype […]

Radical Self-Reliance: Flora Brake Light Backpack

February 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

GREAT idea for Burning Man. Overview | Flora Brake Light Backpack | Adafruit Learning System

Radical Self Reliance: Wearing a Square (Tomoko Nakamichi’s Pattern Magic 2)

February 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Pattern Magic- Wearing a Square by urbandon 1

Inspired by Lisa Shahno’s work earlier this week, I remembered that there are some batty geometrically flavoured patterns in the Pattern Magic series by Tomoko Nakamichi.  The Wearing a Square pattern is one of the more wearable items in the books as well as one of the simplest.  It can be made from a variety of fabrics including stiffer material making it look more like a business jacket, drapey jersey, and atypical metallic blends. The […]