Monday, June 30, 2008

More Invention

I have been obsessed with the potential of Tyvek for years. Tord Boontje first sucessfully made curtain panels by dye cutting the pattern into folded constructs. We got the endless panels laser cut for the Celebrate Brooklyn installation. But check out this additive approach to the material. Designer Nathalie Trudelle felt that making costumes out of fabric was "kind of old-fashion" so she found a material that could fit in her sewing machine and when melted is just plain cool. I love it when you see a material being used within one mind set and then you see someone working in the opposite manner....real invention. Nathalie's web site is

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