I wish I had known about this when we had all that fucking snow this winter.
#do you wanna stab a snowman #it doesn’t have to be a snowman
tumblrcon would be such a bad idea it would be like 75% scary superwholocks probably
sorry i think you misspelt brilliant
nah its a terrible idea have you seen superwholocks they are terrifying
What do you mean, terrifying? *Drinks salt*
what the fuck
Open Source Clothing.
Now I feel it imperative to reblog this, because the project seems to have hit a snag: The video they put up has been taken down because of claims of 3rd-party content, whatever whatever corporate lawyer stuff internet throttling stuff. That makes me think that Bennetton or one of the others whose stores were glimpsed in the background got their hooks in Vimeo.
So I thought I’d tell you a yarn about how this thing works:
You download the open-source plans for the machine.
You build it.
You download their open-souce clothing-maker program.
You enter the desired measurements into the fields (the ones I remember from the video were arm and neck and chest measurements, so I’m sure they have waist and/or hips too)
You print out your sweater, or hat, or scarf, or cardigan, or whatever it was that you selected. It takes an hour to print out the sweater, working off of the two yarn spools that you can see in the bottom right corner of this .gif
That’s it. Custom-fit, custom-color clothing in an hour, for the price of yarn. Can you see why one of the clothing companies targetted in the video might have felt threatened enough to force the video to come down?
I know if I sold overpriced manufactured clothes, I’d see this as a looming menace.
I WILL HAVE HAUTE COUTURE
a LOOMING menace you say
Orbital Mechanics Complexity Graphics - Tatiana Plakhova
After Music is Math, Russian artist Tatiana Plakhova made a series entitled “Orbital Mechanics” in which she shows in a very graphic way, circular forms which look like the solar system and mappemondes
Tumblr - April 2nd
And in that moment, I didn’t give a shit anymore