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Mark West / FabricForm

  We enjoyed the UW Department of Architecture lecture given by Mark West of C.A.S.T., Winnipeg, who spoke of the beauty and usefulness of using fabric forms for reinforced concrete construction.   “Work at CAST generally begins with relatively small physical models made with “analog” materials (plaster to model concrete, paper or plastic sheets to model […]

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Feather fascinator

    Fresh fashion.      

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Physical Tales

  HERLOOM outfits AU Collective for their performance.   On the Boards NW New Works Festival http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/2016nwnewworksweek1  

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Canvas Sky

  What would Michelangelo do with this sky? Hard to know what figures he would place in it. But his forms came to mind when I looked up. A sculptor, painter and architect. Did he prefer true curve over painted dimension? The masculine form with its hard muscle came alive under his chisel and brush. But […]

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feminine tee

  We design with thought to construction inspired by the beauty of the fabric and female form.   Architect, Oscar Niemeyer, said,  ”My work is not about ‘form follows function,’ but ‘form follows beauty’ or, even better, ‘form follows feminine.’ ”   What is feminine? Traditionally delicate, fragile, and dainty are adjectives associated with femininity. What […]

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Let it drape – Madame Gres

  When we shot our fall 2013 look book, I learned something profound. Better to let the fabric be. Assuredly, there is a time to straighten … but clothing is not static. That is its original beauty. (And the truth of the runway.) The movement of the wearer transforms the garment.   It is also […]

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