HACKZORD BY AQUA #1
There's an interesting article in the NYT from yesterday about people hosting parties with a "no blogging" "no tweeting" policy so that everyone can dance around drunkenly with lampshades on their heads without worrying it will be tagged on facebook the next day. Actually, it addresses more subtle concerns about privacy, people feeling comfortable about socializing in the present without fear of it being chronicled online by others, and the idea of the internet as the "new paparazzi" where everyone is a celebrity. Link: Party On, But No Tweets - NYT
I was at Urban Craft Uprising last weekend in Seattle, and one of the best parts about indie craft markets (after the DIY love, seeing friends and making news ones) is the shopping. I, uh, kinda went crazy this time and posted everything that I bought and bartered for on flickr. Urban Craft Uprising Glut of Handmade Goods.
I'm gonna give it to you straight: I was not in the mood for crafting last night. I wanted to see my friend Megan Nicolay, who was in town promoting her new book, Generation T: 120 New Ways to Fashion a T-Shirt. You know, grab a drink, gab with a crafty friend. But, I was there for her demo, and within minutes, I was a total t-shirt deconstruction devotée. Megan's ideas are so incredibly simple and inspiring that I transformed one of my old t-shirts first thing this morning (it took two cuts of the scissors) and now I'm wearing a t-shirt that was languishing at the bottom of my dresser drawer like it's my new favorite top. Because, it is! Megan's on a 10-city tour, so be sure to see where she goes next!
I think this crafty boutique and workshop in Williamsburg gets my vote for best name: Spacecraft!
Fiber Arctic opens Friday June 12th at Schmancy Gallery in Seattle!
There are three major craft events going on this weekend and my triple-transformer is broken, so I can only go to one. I'll be at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philadelphia, while ICE Atlanta and Maker Faire (San Mateo) is happening this weekend too. My Sublime Stitching helpers will be at ICE, and good friend Mr. Jalopy will be at Maker Faire. Come say hi to all of us, wherever you may be this weekend!
Sarah Duede's re-claimed leather wallets are hand-embroidered wondrousness:Sarah Duede Embroidered Wallets
Demakersvan's Lace Fence makes my heart go pitter-pat!