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, June 18, 2010

trans-automa-sytosis- MADNESS

blogging has been keeping me sane...so blogging i shall do!

two weeks of madness and this is -3 days to deadline!
i remember back in NYC I used to be able to stay up all night for as many nights as necessary to finish projects and then have enough energy to go to work, intern and then out and socialize.

i'm failing to understand why, since i've been here in milan, the all nighters are just almost impossible- i ONLY STUDY here and yet- all i do is go from school to home, and from home to school. no exploring, no adventures- all the fun is in cooking and drinking wine!!!

i'm struggling because its been about 4 months of development for this project and i really want the PRINTED/ BOOK result to be as good as what i have in my head
- i printed 11 pages today, + 3 that i printed last week- that makes 14 and the book is growing
nonetheless i still have 2 more groups of 5 --> individual sketch to layout
+ 3 keyword pages
+ synthesis
+ titles
+swatch pages
+ be able to finish my OTHER CLASSE'S PROJECTS...

wish me luck and send me lots of energy please!!!

here are some layout previews( although when printed the effect is totally different)
and i'm off!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

term garment updates

this is week before finals- we are working hard, the stress in on, and i am a bit behind my schedule...
i spent all day yesterday at lab- putting tubulars on "armholes" of my term garment... here are some pics!

enjoy--- i gotta go back to making FLATS!!!

we have to put every single loop into the "needle" and when you are finishing something with a tubular... its 3 times... i used a white cotton tubular to match my crochet straps

the green stuff is the separation yarn, it hold your knit and helps you put it in the machine... the it gets removed!


back, see the armholes. they are stiffer!
and a racerback

... huugsitos!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

knitting term garment.... water bubbles!

term garment time....
i'm trying to document the process of construction of my term garment... my 1st knitted garment. Fabric was slow to make- sorry i didn't take any pictures of that- but here are some images of lab-work... cutting/assembling!

i'm having fun... knitwear is definitely another story... and i like that

i'm, going to upload a sketch soon!


laying out pattern- to cut!

fabric... with bubbles... like lake, its dropped needles and racking, then some "columns" to resemble some of hunderwasser's buildings/drawings which have been my inspiration for this "trans-automa-sytosis" project...
THANKS ANAMARIA!!!!(my knitting teacher, she is amazing)

after "sewing" test on mannequin to see fit.... it got transformed- it was supposed t be a tighter "top part"- but we have to let the "fabric"guide us---- so i'm listening and changing it to a more loose/robe-y dress...

"racerback" back
"halter-y" front... with crochet straps
side.... with needles missing in action for detail... i want the armhole part to drape more... but... i'll work it out once i put the tubular finishings!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

initial rendering!

-2 1/2 weeks till' deadline for presentation of "book". this week i have to finish rendering(have ~6 figures to go) and prepare all the graphic boards. NEX WEEK IS FLATS WEEK!
today was FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA ( an italian national holiday) and we had the day off-

so instead of resting- i slept 3 hours and headed to a friend's for a sketching part-ay!
below- see my initial figures for my fashion art project... under development :