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City Abyss

City by City AbyssPuppet Mechanism by City AbyssWeakly by City AbyssCity Abyss IllustratorCity Abyss, real name Beata Szczecinska, is an illustrator who lives and works in Poland. A lot of her work combines fashion collage and illustration with the aesthetics of architectural drawings. Considering that I have a soft spot for both fashion and architecture, it’s clear to see why Beata’s impressive portfolio charms me so much. I’m clearly not the only one who is a fan – she has created editorial pieces for the likes of Muse Magazine, ELLE Decoration and Computer Arts Magazine. More examples of her work can be seen on her official website, Cityabyss.com.

Women Of The Future…

Image“Women of the future will make the Moon a cleaner place to live.”

Damn straight we will! Radical sixties feminism, yeah! Future women – fellow pioneers of space travel, improving another planet through green energy and innovation. Exciting!

Hang on a second. I just re-read it. You mean that women are just expected to clean stuff on the Moon, like we’re expected to on Earth? Oh, shit…

Dita Von Teese Models First 3D Printed Dress

ImageThis elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.3D Printed Gown DetailDita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Dita Von Teese Ace HotelAlthough the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.

Louis Vuitton Presents: Voyage dans le Temps

Jérémie Rozan, founder of Surface to Air, has directed an excitingly futuristic video for Louis Vuitton’s jewelley line. Soundtracked by Justice’s ‘Planisphere‘, and starring Alana Zimmer, everything works together perfectly. See it for yourself by watching the video!

Real Life Futurama!

These hand made Futurama opening credits are pretty slick.

Unfortunately, if last week’s underwhelming laser show for the pompously named “inauguration of The Shard” is anything to go by, we’re still a long way off living our lives like Fry, Zoidberg & co.

London’s premier vulgar display of wealth was opened with a light show to entertain all of us serfs, but the reality didn’t live up to the photoshopped PR hype. I suspect that things may have worked out better if they’d have left things in the capable hands of some creatives like, ohhh I don’t know, maybe Hussein Chalayan and Swarovski?Yeah, that’s right, the lasers aren’t being shone on those dresses – they’re radiating from the dresses! Admittedly, it’s probably a whole lot easier to do an impressive laser display on a smaller scale, but I’d have much rather been at this small, but perfectly formed, show in 2008 than watching Thursday’s debacle.