Book preview: Functional Aesthetics by Sabine Seymour

Since the day Sabine Seymour published the wearable technology book ‘Fashionable Technology‘ I have been waiting for follow up on the success with another book. Two years of waiting are soon over as Amazon accepts pre-orders for her second book titled: Functional Aesthetics: Visions in Fashionable Technology. The accompanying Website is also ready to be…

Book preview: Metamorphosis, the transformation of fashion

Riccardo over at Plug-and-Wear send me a book tip which I am more than glad to share: Metamorfosi / Metamorphosis by Elisabetta Cianfanelli and Stoffel Kuenen from the University of Florence, Department of Industrial and Fashion Design. The book promises a high quality reading content around the metamorphosis, the transformation of the relationship between the…

IndossaME: design and wearable electronics

talk2myShirt fan Enrico send us a book tip, the first wearable electronic related book of 2010, with the title ‘IndossaME: design and the wearable electronics‘ by author Marita Canina. Design with wearable electronic technologies requires competences normally outside the usual knowledge area of a fashion designer: not only the body ergonomic, but also biomedical and…

Open Softwear – a book about fashionable prototyping

Wearable electronic designer and crafter just got a new, fabulous source of information and inspiration from Open Softwear and it’s authors Tony Olsson, David Gaetano, Jonas Odhner, Samson Wiklund. Open Softwear is a book about Arduino boards, conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs, and other things specifically targeted towards wearable electronic prototyping. The eBook…

Interactive Sample Book for e-textile designer

During my visit to the TechTextil I met Hanne-Louise Johannesen, co-founder of Diffus, a Denmark based design company with the mission of ‘diffusing traditional thinking as well as materials in order to create the unforeseen‘ in e-textile applications. Very interesting to me is the project of the Interactive Sample Book (ISB) designed by Diffus with…

Fashion Geek book launch

The wait is over, Diana Eng invites to her book launch party with Haute Tech fashion show tomorrow, March 19, in NYC. Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories Tech is shipping now, get your copy and indulge into the many projects the content table of the book lists like ‘Get-the-Message Bag’, ‘Light-up Petal Purse’, ‘Headphone Hoodie’, ‘Lightning…

New books about Wearable Electronic

While ordering my copy of Switch Craft: Battery-Powered Crafts to Make and Sewby Alison Lewis which started shipping two days ago I stumbled upon two other upcoming books from Diana Eng due to be launched in the first quarter of 2009. The first one is TechStyle: Create Wired Wearables and Geeky Gear in cooperation with…

Upcoming book: Switch Craft by Alison Lewis

ALISON LEWIS the producer and host of SWITCH, an online blog that showcases technology as modern, crafty, fun, and fashionable is working on a book called ‘Switch Craft – Battery-Powered Crafts to Make and Sew‘ due to be on sale on October 28, 2008. Alison has worked as an electronic textile designer at DuPont and…

Book review: Fashionable Technology

It took some time to finally sit down to give you the view of talk2myShirt on the latest and greatest book about wearable electronic: Sabine Seymour‘s ‘Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology’. It’s a page turner and extensive resource for inspiration in the field of technology meets fashion – or the…

Book preview: Fashionable Technology

Usually we do book reviews but today we are ahead of time and bring a book preview. Reading the description of Sabine Seymour’s upcoming book – ‘Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology’ I went straight ahead for a pre-order. Sabine Seymour offers in her book an up-to-date look on the interplay…

Intelligent Textiles and Clothing – book review

Integrating intelligent textiles into clothing is an exciting field as you can see by checking out our blog. Over the holiday season I had some spare time to read a book titled: ‘Intelligent textiles and clothing’ edited by Dr Heikki Mattila, Professor of Textile and Clothing Technology at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. This is…

Techno Textiles 2 – Book review

Summer time is a great reading time. Lying on the beach, the pool or siting in the park (always with the Juice Bag next to me) is the best way to relax and reflect. Although Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Designis not a new book, I like to re-read it and get…

Extreme Textiles – Book review

Building up on our post about the Music Textile and to provide information to trigger discussions in the technical sections of our new Forum, we introduce another jewel of our Wearable Electronic book collection: Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance. This book has a very exceptional value for us. It goes beyond the ‘conventional’ electronic…

Fashioning the Future – Book review

If ‘The New Nomads‘ was our first book review and our first book in our Wearable Electronic books library that has cult status, ‘Fashioning the Future – Tomorrows Wardrobe‘ is the latest and most comprehensive ‘up-to-date’ book about Wearable Electronic and Textile technology innovation. The author of ‘Fashioning The Future’, Suzanne Lee, is a Senior…

Wearable Electronic book review – New Nomads

We start today another new section in talk2myShirt, a category for book reviews on the topic of Wearable Electronics, our favorite topic. Our small team ‘discovered’ that over the last 4+ years we have spend on searching, researching and working on Wearable Electronics, we have together collected a small but very interesting library on Wearable…