wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
foto x arnaldo @MMXIproject
A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Friday, February 19, 2010


i've been doing design/art school for the last 9 years and have come to perfectly understand that there is no way for me to not slave over it( don't get me wrong, i enjoy every minute of creating) since DAY 1 and be working until the morning OF with NO SLEEP... i know, its something i need to work on, but believe me---- I try really hard to be REALISTIC AND SIMPLIFY!

nonetheless.take a look at what the "final" presentation looked like.i say "final" because this is only what I PRINTED; add to it all the flat/technical drawings, the swatches(which make the book THICK AND EXCITING.

as i said on the first "topic-related post" i was not happy with the overall presentation of it and neither was Mrs. Field. she argued some of the pages were too much, backdrops and borders were NOT NECESSARY OR FLATERING AT ALL...and just in general that the presentation did not "add" to the designs. I was very dissapointed with this ed of semester just because I wasn't entirely HAPPY with any of my projects(and i didnt even get to FINISH all of them). I THINK they were GREAT IDEAS WITH LOADS OF POTENTIAL but for one or too many reasons(MILAN SUCKS being A MAIN ONE -more on that later-) they didnt make it to the finish line with my approval. in the end the most important thing- was to finish- and have something to show- even if that meant COMPROMISING.

maybe compromising since the beggining is the answer... but someone once told me that one of the most beautifull things about my way of thinking is " that i believe NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE"...
i'll figure it out... sooner rather than later I HOPE!

xxx enjoy!


theme page/direction

group 1group 2
group 3

my owncomments:
-i like the INDIVIDUAL PIECES I DESIGNED, but they ooked a bit "forced into being together as color/texture groups".
-i wish my drawing was more "fluid" and clean.- not to have it look like a sticker or a marker illustration, but to be more precise/accurate, yet loose!
more to come... PLEASE COMMENT

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I'm not a big fan of prints and patterns but I guess they are a big part of knitwear.

When i sketch i dont necessarily think of colors and even less of overall patterns, i focus on the drawing, on how it moves around the body and how it flatters or alters its natural shape... and i love the lines, their thickness, their lightness...
anyhow. BACK TO PRINTS: i had to force myself a bit, i think i'm not very aware of how they repeat, modules, scales, jacquards... ecc... bUT I TRY!

and then... put together for the presentation/book


our fashion art professor: Helen Fields UTILIZES the METHOD system:

it consists on gathering 12 images that serve as inspiration(a very "focused" one)for your collection.
2 x COLOR: 8 - 10 colors
2 x FABRIC: pattern (jacquards+intarsia+ prints/any other technique) or stitches/texture
2 x BORDERS: how does a garment END?
2 x VOLUME: shapes/


and... WITHOUT looing back at my infopage... i photoshopped and blurbed and came up with this:

Monday, February 15, 2010


direction --> biomes

Last year when in FLORENCE, I got into the habit of just collecting magazine tears of anything that seemed interesting and started accumullating information- that to be honest- I didnt know i had....
Anyhow, ARRIVE IN MILAN-NEW PROJECTS ARE ASSIGNED AND IN SEARCH OF INSPIRATION i was... so I began to rumage through my personal "library" and found an architecture report with images of the EDENPROJECT in cornwall, england along with other simmilar structures.

i kept my eyes open for other directions, but instead i grew curious about what was behind these... and i IMMERSED MYSELF andbegan to study/research/google/skim...

AMAZINGNESS. sheer amazingness...

apart from collecting hundreds of other directional images and ending up in a somewhat unexpected mixmatch...
HERE IS SOME... brainstorm/infogathering/ideawork:

  • science and art combine to result in functional beauty.celebrate the manmade, not as a competitor to nature but as its progression
  • When most designers were running back to their archives to recreate past hits, Alexander McQueen defiantly sent out a collection which could be called anything but safe. Never one to compromise his bold, lavish and rebellious vision, his collections epitomise fashion as we all love it. With vivid colour, uncompromising shapes and inventive catwalk shows, his often risqué collections are a celebration of contrasting elements: romance and horror, fragility and strength, and craftsmanship and technology. EMBRACE the attitude of boldness, the undeniable urge to push fashion into a new realm.

  • simpleapproach: experiment, improvise, innovate. Fashion is taught not as a solitary field but as a melting pot of diverse artistic and philosophical subjects.

  • to study/sounds interesting: Ecoshack is an experimental design lab that started its days in Joshua Tree, California. With the design studio’s main base now in LA, founder Stephanie Smith believes the Ecoshack concept is “inspired by the ad hoc, indigenous and archetypal typologies typically found at the fringes of society”.

Smith explores new ideas of culture and launched the Wanna Start a Commune? initiative, with the ethos: “Let’s take an old idea and give it a new attitude. Becoming more collective is the goal.”

Communes, or communities that share resources, are a business model worth adapting, as traditional notions of ownership disintegrate, and the ideas of sharing and collaborating are embraced.

DESIGN DEV... horticultural-ISMO!

Hello there to you all, its been a while, and a couple of places too..
update soon-as always-as everytime I am able to come back...
but so you get an idea:

some design development for my ... HORTICULTURAL-ismo 15 look knitwear collection!

really challenging to render knits, studying and trying to understand composition. its been a weird semester, realizing that it all depends on you(me) the individual- and that we cant wait for instruction from other people. its best to just find the drive, stay FOCUSED and believe in what you are doing-go crazy with it- fins no distractions... you'll see what I mean...