Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Random Collection of Images...

We probably have access to more images than any previous generation thanks to the internet… I can literally spend hours on tumblr browsing through random images taken out of context by people who re-post. The decontextualization lends a kind of mystery that always makes me curious about the image, its origin, who created it and why. I don't know what ties the following together other than I find them visually arresting and inspiring for one reason or another. 

Alexander Wang 2013

Alice Auaa Fall 2014 Closeups

I found a series of closeup images from the Alice Auaa Fall 2014 show, which continues to haunt my imagination... just beautiful, stunning work. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bondage Art by Takashi Shiwa

Not sure why it took me so long to discover the art of Takashi Shiwa, but now that I have I'm happy to share it with you. Thank you, internet!

More to be found with a quick google search.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Butterfly SJ with Padded Hood Studio Shots

I love how this jacket came out... It's so surreal and otherworldly. Must do more with foam, layering and reinforcement. So much still to do...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boot Breather Gallery

I am happy to present a selection of photos of the final Boot Breather. I think the experiment was a success, although I won't know for sure until we've done some extensive real-world testing...
The 1.25" buckles are definitely overkill in terms of what would be needed to do the job of holding this device in place, but they lend a rugged, heavy-duty feel to the piece, and they closely match the sketch. I'm glad I didn't go smaller.
 I initially thought the boot breather would be made of molded veg-tan leather, but that would require a wood form to mold on, and this turned out to be a sufficient way to test out the idea in the real world.
 I'm happy to report that the boot seats onto the breather with a satisfyingly snug fit. 
 For those of you who are wondering "who the heck would want such a thing?," I can only say: The things I make are certainly not for everyone. 
 But for those who do appreciate such things: ardent boot fetishists, fans of breath control, leather enclosure freaks, sensory overload seekers: this could be right up your alley. You know who you are. 

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