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Here’s some electrifyingly awesome fashion design that would’ve made Nikola Tesla proud. Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht created (and modeled) this stunning Faraday Cage Dress, a metal garment capable of conducting nearly one million volts of electricity. The dress is made of metal plates, 600 rings of chain mail, plasma ball epaulets and a helmet covered in metal spikes with a protective face grill.

To construct and successfully model the dress Wipprecht collaborated with ArcAttack, an Austin, TX-based performance art group who use Tesla coils and Faraday suits as part of their act. Wipprecht modeled her Faraday Cage Dress in a dazzling performance at the 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire in May:

"Standing stalwartly between a pair of Tesla coils, electricity arcing around her to the strains of In the Hall of the Mountain King by ArcAttack, Wipprecht remained safe in the confines of her homemade Faraday cage, which distributed the electrical charge around its exterior while shielding the contents within.”

Click here for video footage of the performance, including Anouk Wipprecht’s perspective from inside the suit.

If you’re interested in knowing more about how this phenomenal garment was made, Wipprecht wrote all about it in a detailed Instructables post entitled “How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning.” However she cautions amateurs against trying to reproduce the dress one their own:

"If the arcs raise through your heart, you might not live to tell, so if anything, this process was done very carefully," she said. "ArcAttack have been doing this for over 12 years and are specialists in their field."

Head over to Instructables to learn more about this astounding project.

[via Inhabitat and ecouterre]

make-it-sew:

Spring 2014 Edition
I noticed that 2013’s post was being sent around which won’t help you much so here is a new one, enjoy and happy sewing!!

Joanns
Simplicity- May 23rd-26th, 2014 (5 for $5)
McCalls- May 28th-30th, 2014 (5 for $7)
Butterick- June 5th-7th, 2014 (5 for $7)
Vogue- May 18th-24th & May 28th-30th ($4.99 each)

Hancock
Simplicity- May 29th-June 2nd, 2014 ($1.99 each)
McCalls- May 22nd-26th, 2014 (.99 each)
Butterick- June 5th-9th, 2014 ($1.99 each)
Vogue- May 22nd-26th & June 5th-9th, 2014 ($4.99)
KwikSew- May 29th- June 2nd, 2014 ($6.99 each)

make-it-sew:

Spring 2014 Edition
I noticed that 2013’s post was being sent around which won’t help you much so here is a new one, enjoy and happy sewing!!

Joanns
Simplicity- May 23rd-26th, 2014 (5 for $5)
McCalls- May 28th-30th, 2014 (5 for $7)
Butterick- June 5th-7th, 2014 (5 for $7)
Vogue- May 18th-24th & May 28th-30th ($4.99 each)

Hancock
Simplicity- May 29th-June 2nd, 2014 ($1.99 each)
McCalls- May 22nd-26th, 2014 (.99 each)
Butterick- June 5th-9th, 2014 ($1.99 each)
Vogue- May 22nd-26th & June 5th-9th, 2014 ($4.99)
KwikSew- May 29th- June 2nd, 2014 ($6.99 each)

blancmagazine:

Polish fashion designer Agnieszka Osipa creates divine costumes. Her sublime fashion designs are truly breathtaking. While they may not be for everyday wear Osipa’s designs fuse fantasy to ethereal fashion in costumes which subvert the conventional period dress.

Embellishment in Ospia’s collections is key – every garment is hand made. Her attention to detail is otherworldly, with whole surfaces being intricately beaded in complex designs and pearly strings hanging by their multitudes.

Ospia’s artful fusion of past references, modern idea and delicate craftsmanship result in costumes and headpieces that transform her fashionable garments to be works of art in their own right. 

See more of Osipa’s designs on her Webistie, or follow her on Facebook.

Photographs courtesy of Agnieszka Osipa’s website. 

travale:

I’ve finished the first draft of my book, THE MAKING OF THE CHAMP! It’s a process book that goes into intense detail about how I made my stopmo film covering stuff like armatures, props and rigs! 44 Pages of info nuggets lovingly prepared by yours truly. The PDF will be for sale online when I release my film in the upcoming weeks!

biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info
biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners
Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:
Banana
Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Coffee
Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit) 
Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
Not pictured:
Date palms: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)Jujube: (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
I would like to try:
Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.
Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!
Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!
#garden hacks #DIY
Zoom Info

biodiverseed:

Indoor Tropical Fruit for Temperate Gardeners

Here are some things I’m growing indoors right now:

  1. Banana
  2. Pineapple (can be grown from the top of store-bought fruit)
  3. Mango (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
  4. Coffee
  5. Avocado (can be grown from the pit of store-bought fruit)
  6. Pomegranate (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit
  7. Passionfruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  8. Kiwifruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  9. Guava (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  10. Cherimoya (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
  11. Kumquat (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  12. Blood Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  13. Mandarin Orange (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  14. Clementine (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  15. Lemon (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)
  16. Grapefruit (can be grown from the seeds of store-bought fruit)

Not pictured:

Date palms(can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)
Jujube:
 (can be grown from the pits of store-bought fruit)

I would like to try:

Papaya, Lime, Citron, Dragonfruit, and Starfruit.

Many of these, like the avocado, may never actually bear fruit indoors: but, there is a chance that smaller trees—like the lemon, orange, kumquat, guava, and coffee—could (provided they have enough light). I dream of the day when I could even think of building a heated greenhouse for these, but for now, a sunny window will have to suffice!

Either way, sprouting the waste from your groceries is a fine way to get free houseplants!

#garden hacks #DIY

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