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A photo gallery of the making of my favorite website tribute to the best hour of televison, Seventeen People:

Seventeen People: Process

Wow. I wish I could freehand this beautifully.

Deploys like an airbag!

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Carry On Closet is a 10-piece collection, designed to function as a complete and versatile wardrobe. It fits in a carry-on-sized suitcase, and each piece zips apart, folds, and twists to be worn in many ways. Some of the combinations are weird, but a lot of them are pretty cute—and think of the saved luggage space!

Carry On Closet

The line is part of the slow-fashion movement and was designed by London College of Fashion students Renée Lacroix and Zahra Ash-Harper.

The pair came upon the idea after acquainting themselves with the concept of modular clothing in Sustainable Fashion and Textiles by Kate Fletcher. Although the book suggested the use of detachable components to reduce the need to launder an entire garment, Lacroix had a different context in mind.

An avid traveler, Lacroix has plenty of firsthand experience with the quandaries of modern travel. How does one avoid being dinged for an extra suitcase without sacrificing your essentials (or not-so-essentials), for instance? “It was a real eye-opener on the need to travel light and about the kind of garments I wish I owned in that situation,” she says.

via Ecouterre

Neal McCullough

Clay Sisk

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Eric directed me to this post over at Brain Pickings about the 11 best illustrated children’s books of 2011. They’re all pretty cool (check out the Edward Gorey and the Brothers Grimm!) but these illustrations of Hindu deities by Pixar animator Sanjay Patel really caught my eye:

from Wendy’s Lookbook

The Infinity vs. DIY Infinity
The difference is very subtle – the first fold. The Infinity is folded along the diagonal while the DIY Infinity is folded in half, horizontally. The Infinity starts off as a triangle, whereas the DIY Infinity begins as a rectangle. It seems like a trivial difference, but due to the shape, the Infinity fold works best with square scarves whereas the DIY version can be pulled off on thicker longer scarves. Also, because of the different starting shapes, the way the scarves drape are also slightly different.