Swallowable Perfume

31st August 2011

With the growing importance and drive in the area of synthetic biology and the body as a new frontier for design as well as the importance of science and design, Lucy Mcrae’s latest project swallowable parfum suggests a future whereby we swallow our cosmetics which will in turn be emitted though our skin as our own personal cosmetic DNA.

Collaborating with synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy, Lucy has taken the theory one step closer to reality as well as releasing a teaser advert for the product.

Following In a similar vein to that of Nancy Tilbury’s Body Atmospheres both act as provocateurs to the cosmetics industry and offer a potential glimpse into the future of science, technology and the body.







Wrapped Garments

5th August 2011

Playing with form and function textile designer Junguen Lee a recent graduate from the RCA has designed a stunning collection of fabrics, garments and accessories made from wrapping synthetic fibres around a 3d form. Using heat the fibres mould into 3 dimensional forms that are dramatically beautiful yet simple and appear as if rapid prototyped.






Bacterial Growth

4th August 2011

Being somewhat obsessed some might say with bacteria and mycelium I was very happy to come across the work of textile designer and recent graduate from Central St Martins Ba Textiles, Erdem kiziltoprak.

Clearly taking inspiration from Suzanne Lee and the Ma Textile futures course at Central St martins he is pushing the boundaries of design and materiality.

Growing and culturing his own materials he is also playing with bacterial with fluorescent pigments and is creating entirely new patterning that he then translates through textile printing to fabrics. He is also printing with unusual materials such as plaster of paris and yeast resulting in his fabrics cultivating real mould on the top of his printed pattern creating living patterns on fabric.

He also explores movement in his textiles to suggest growth and in doing so makes the invisible growth of bacteria visible. Using shape memory alloys he creates a second layer on the body that acts as the interface between skin and bacteria.







Rapid prototyped shoe

2nd August 2011

Taking inspiration from flowing sculptures and the potential of a continuous line in one material brought about rapid prototyping technology, recent graduate from the Royal College of art Victoria Spruce’s shoes are at the same time a piece of sculpture as well as being fully wearable.

Combining rapid prototyping techniques and hard materials with traditional shoe making and leather they create a striking contrasting appeal that somehow works together exemplified by the matt and shine contrast.

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