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I want CHANDI

BY Sophie Johnson in DIY

Brooklyn local CHANDI is one of many talented artisans that will be joining us for the 2010 Spring Fling Craftacular. Her clothing line features beautifully rendered screen prints of bizarre creatures (including the Andean Bear and Two-Headed Cock pictured above) and daring body wear inspired pieces. Read More
One thing that every Fashion Designer knows (and all aspiring designers should) is that making something that looks like a delectable piece of cake, usually isn’t. Tamar Daniel, designer and founder of Hokey Croquis, is making the creative process a little bit easier. Designers, leave some room amid your briefcase of swatch books and French curves for the Fashionflat Sketchpad. This handy little tool is a bound sketchbook for croquis illustrations; the simplified flats used in production and order forms. Read More
At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India and Bosnia...it's a womens' collective and it's all really cute. Read More
Do you have a story about a knitting project for a man friend gone awry? Or one with a happier ending, such as making a dude in your life so happy he wears your hand-knit hat day in and day out? Either way, spill it for your chance to win a copy of Bruce Weinstein's latest book, Knits Men Want, and other crafty prizes. Click here for details on how to submit, and check out some of the stories while you're there.  Some are pretty cringe-worthy, but others will warm your heart!   Image courtesy of MelanieFalickBooks. Read More
From the department of "'nuff said," I bring you the following photo and caption from today's Wall Street Journal: "Kevin Abraham-Banks, a Sioux Falls, S.D., trucker, likes to knit while passing the time on the road. Here he makes a sweater for his wife. Read More