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As you may have read in Natalie’s post yesterday, Diana Eng will be guest blogging on our site starting on Monday (yay!). So it seemed like a perfect time to check in with her on the newest happs in her crafty world. But first, let’s take a look at what Diana has contributed to the pages of CRAFT magazine.
Back in CRAFT Volume 01 (October 2006), we ran a feature on Diana, highlighting how many of her designs seamlessly blend her diverse loves of science, technology, and fashion design. Diana, along with fellow designer Emily Albinski, had put on a sizzling math-inspired runway show at the first Bay Area Maker Faire (April 2006) that featured such innovative designs as Diana’s Inflatable Dress, which changes shape as it inflates and deflates:
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Then, in CRAFT Volume 03, Diana provided us with a how-to on making a Harajuku-inspired Japanese Punk Shirt:
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As well as the adorable Origanimals how-to for folding dinner napkins into animal shapes:
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These days, Diana’s big news is that she has a book that just came out called Fashion Geek, where she teaches you how to take your clothes and accessories and add high-tech flair to them. She’s got a great video demonstrating the DIY Shoes from Fashion Geek on her Fashion Nerd blog. Here’s the video:

Be sure to look for Diana guest blogging here on Craftzine starting next week and pick up back issues of CRAFT in the Maker Shed!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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