Monday, August 30, 2010

Green in Brooklyn Workshops!

Every Sunday in September, Myrtle Avenue (between Hall & Claremont) becomes a pedestrian-friendly public space for dance, music, food, art & much more.  There will be kids’ activities & games, sidewalk cafes, yoga classes, performances, cooking demos & a daily raffle to win $100 gift certificates.
Here at Green in BKLYN, they also have an amazing schedule of events with:
  • Brooklyn authors signing books
  • Composting experts answering questions
  • Bags being made from umbrellas
  • Local honey being extracted from local hives
  • An international dog artist making art
  • And electronic waste being collected (& safely disposed of)
Plus, they will be collecting books for the local community center & broken umbrellas for making into bags.
Be sure to mark your calendar.  September’s gonna rock the ‘hood!  Here’s the schedule to prove it…

Sunday, September 5th
Himane Umbrella Tote
Fish stew from Casamance (Caldou)
Your kitchen waste solution

All Day: Drop Off Broken Umbrellas for Himane’s Umbrellas to Bags Program 

Sunday, September 12th
  • 12-2: Tillamook Cheddar, Renowned Dog Artist, Makes Art & Meets the Public
  • 2-4: Vokashi Reps Answer More Composting Questions
  • 4-6: Kate Hanley, Author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Simple Strategies for Serenity, Leads a Lollipop Meditation
All Day: Drop Off Electronic Waste for Recycling by the Mac Support Store
Sunday, September 19th
All Day: Drop Off Books for Donation to the Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center Library
Sunday, September 26th
All Day: The Big Bike Thing Returns with Magnificent Mia (2 seats, 2 drivers, 9′ tires, all fun)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Intimacy, Transparency Adjustable Dress.

The dresses presented in this post is designed by Dutch designers Studio Roosegaarde and V2_. Called Intimacy, the garments are made of electrically-sensitive foils that become opaque or transparent according to alterations in current.

Intimacy Black is made from strips of black material that turn transparent as another person gets closer. (left) Intimacy White varies in transparency depending on the wearer’s own interactions with the dress. (right)

The illuminated globe or “pearl” contains a wireless device which communicates with the dress using RF Transmission. When the “pearl” is brought closer to the dress, the dress slowly becomes more transparent.

Intimacy is a fashion project about the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments ‘Intimacy White’ and ‘Intimacy Black’ are made out of interactive technologies and smart e-foils which become transparent based on personal interactions.