Techie Crafts in the New York Times

Craft & Design


Check out this NYT article about fellow Parsons alum Alison Lewis and her soft technology houswares:

Ms. Lewis, who once worked for DuPont creating prototypes like a WiFi-detecting scarf, is developing products under her Switch brand. A flexible pocket of zebra-patterned silk holds six bud vases made from test tubes and a volume meter. When it detects sound — Ms. Lewis demonstrated by singing softly — the vases light up. She’s proudest of a squashy pale blue felt rectangle with a bright red canvas pompom she calls Pillow Talk. It’s made to be hooked up to an iPhone, which turns the whole pillow into a phone.

(Thanks, Daniel Carter!)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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