I’m proud to announce that I am writing for a new lifestyle blog called Herb & Lace. Herb & Lace launched on Valentine’s Day of 2012 and features women from cities across the world writing about the things they love most: travel, food, design, fashion, and more.
I will be contributing every Sunday.
My first post went live today – it’s my must-see list for the beautiful city of Tbilisi, Georgia. I was invited to speak at TEDxTbilisi in February and therefore had the chance to see this lovely gem of a city. I’ve chronicled some of my favorite sights and eats from that fantastic (but all too short) trip.
Sunday was the closing day of the Prague Quadrennial, a ten-day festival of “performance design and space.” The quadrennial brings together artists and students from around the world to explore scenography—a discipline at the intersection of visual arts and performance. … Continue reading →
Whenever I find something that unites two or more of my very scattered passions, I get excited. Enter News Knitter, a project out of Turkey that uses knitted garments to visualize the news. As a fiber artists and a new media addict, this sets my heart aflutter.
The project gathers information from a Google News RSS feed and a Turkish news RSS feed. The data was analyzed using Perl and the visualization was created in Processing. The result is a set of intricate and stylish machine-knitted sweaters.
I’m intrigued by this concept of a person literally embodying information. It reminds me of graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister‘s 1999 poster for AIGA Detroit, in which the design was carved into his skin.
Anyway, check out News Knitter. It’s a beautiful and innovative project that merges analog and digital.