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The world’s first open-source DIY apparel for guys. Want to make awesome clothes but don’t know how to sew? Not a problem, fellas .You don’t need a sewing machine, you don’t need patternmaking skills, and you sure as hell don’t have to go to fashion school.
For the first time ever, people with no experience in fashion design or sewing can make their own custom shirts and get professional-level results, too. ThreadLab uses modular components that you select and then assemble in minutes using a simple home iron. The secret is a special heat-activated adhesive film developed for the high-end sportswear industry.
By using modular components, users can select from a wide variety of elements to make their own custom shirts that stand apart from the sea of mass-manufactured clothing, while simultaneously looking as professional as a made-to-order sewn shirt.
Originally used in applications where a bonded seam was preferable to a sewn seam to eliminate bulk, ThreadLab uses it to form permanent bonds with cotton shirting. All that’s needed to put your kit together is a normal home iron. The heat and pressure from the iron is enough to cause the adhesive strip to permanently bond the two layers of cotton shirting together. Care is easy, just launder at home in cold water and hang to dry. You can still iron the shirt like normal to smooth out wrinkles.
HP just released the Z1, a compact desktop with a screen casing that pops off at the touch of the button. Inside, the guts of the computer are all easily replaceable – without the aid of a single tool. (More information about the Z1 here)
Looking for a way to market the Z1, HP turned to Singapore creative agency GOODSTUPH. The desks, like the Z1, arrive in a flatback box, ready for assembly without a single tool. It’s a clever little marketing concept that equates a piece of high technology with handicraft.
“In conjunction with the launch of the world’s first 27” all-in-one workstation, the HP Workstation family issued twenty invitations to the creative builders of Singapore – architects, animators, photographers and designers, inviting them to assemble their own cardboard workspace.
The 100%-cardboard direct mailer commands a massive total size of 1.6m by 1m, with over 250 cardboard modules.”
Comete Lamp by Elaine Fortin and Virginia Lamothe is a new a fold-it-yourself lamp.
The laser cut and perforated steel Comet is sold flat and it’s up to the user to fold it into the desired shape. It can be folded into a sphere or more randomly into an organic, abstract shape.
Comet was part of the 2012 MOTO @DomisonDesign exhibition showcasing the works of cutting edge designers from Montreal and Toronto, Canada.
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