Titania Inglis’s collection embodies her philosophy of lush minimalism as both aesthetic and core principle. Less, but better: striking yet wearable pieces that go easily from day to night, summer to winter, and occasionally metamorphose with a trick of geometry. A high-low hem turns to become diagonal; a solid-color top reverses to show off contrast binding.
Equally minimal is the line’s environmental impact. Each garment is sewn in a small factory in New York from high-quality, low-impact fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from the local garment industry.
Now based in Brooklyn, Titania grew up among the spectacular gorges and waterfalls of Ithaca, New York, and refined her dark, streamlined aesthetic while living in Denmark and the Netherlands. Half Chinese, half Scottish by blood, she embraces the seeming dichotomies of a line looking to the future, yet grounded in tradition, operating at the border of nature and industry.
Titania studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and apprenticed under cult New York designers Camilla Stærk, Jean Yu, and Threeasfour before launching her solo line. She was honored for her work with the 2012 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Sustainable Design and was selected as a finalist in the 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge.
The RGBDToolkit invites you to imagine the future of filmmaking. Repurposing the depth sensing camera from the Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion Pro as an accessory to your HD DSLR camera, the open source hardware and software captures and visualizes the world as mesmerizing wireframe forms. A CGI and video hybrid, the data can be rephotographed from any angle in post.
SlyPhone is a subversive device that turns your ordinary iPhone camera into a sneaky periscope. Its angled mirrors allow you to take a picture of whatever’s in front of you without the awkward need of flipping the entire phone up. In other words, you can look like you’re still playing Angry Birds when you’re actually Instagramming.
Created by James George, a new media artist in the world of creative coding, and Alexander Porter, a tech-savvy photographer, the SlyPhone reverses our culture of surveillance. Instead of becoming the target of passive watching, George and Porter’s creation turns every user into a documentarian. Just snap the glossy laser-cut pieces together, fit it to your iPhone 4 or 5, and go.
George and Porter have previously collaborated on DepthEditorDebug, a series of images created with the infrared Microsoft Kinect camera in the subways of New York City. Mingling the infrared data with visual information from a normal camera, the artists expose the city’s security cameras, appropriating their aesthetics but transforming them, letting the surveillance targets take charge for once.
Likewise, the SlyPhone is both a tool and a piece of social critique. Use it to shoot a surreptitious picture, but keep in mind that someone might be snapping you right back.
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