Saturday, October 30, 2010

Old City Windows Student/Recent Grad Winner

Yep, that would be ME! My letter that later dispells my complete and utter surprise at the opening:


Rooftops project - The final!

I realized that I never posted the finished product for the rooftops project. This is done with marker and ink and it's all about creatures hanging out on rooftops! Anything can happen at night, I imagine that wildcats and mice climb up and down ladders while the entire world owns a lot of birds and birdcages.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Design Philadelphia

The Design Philadelphia events have been really enlivening the city the past week! Fortunately, I've been able to attend both panels of Fashion Forward: A Two Part Series on Sustainable Fashion and Philadelphia.

The second installment of the Fashion Forward panel was just last night and it was incredible! The panelists were Natalia Allen from Design Futurist, Kristin Kantner of Deviant Jeans, Seun Olubudon of Duke & Winston, and Nicole Fisher of NIC*FISH. Each of them shared their own origin stories of how they built their own companies within the past few years, the trials and obstacles they withstood, and gave advice on the challenges that designers face for the up and coming.

It was inspiring to know that people can be successful, even during a time of an economic recession - especially those involved in the fashion industry. They didn't cut corners with materials and design/manufacture locally and also consider what it means to be responsible in design. They all touched on subjects ranging from innovative materials that can biodegrade, cradle to cradle design, target markets, and capital.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Making It

I was accepted into the juried alumni exhibition, Making It. This show was at the University of the Arts and featured 38 artists that graduated from their programs between 2005 and 2010. I am a 2007 graduate.

The opening was last night, October 8, from 5pm-7pm and the turnout was great, met some great folks, and the work included was excellent!

I had some challenges figuring out how to install three yards of hand printed fabric. The solution was to buy 4' dowels and attach the ends of wooden chairs to each side of the dowel and have the fabric rolled up like a scroll with two dowels.