The first 25% of my book was approved, an event that was punctuated by the deposit of 1/2 of my book advance into my account *smile*. My agent gets a well deserved 15%. Speaking of, I finally met Neil Salkind this past Thursday, when he was in town from Kansas to meet various authors, editors, etc. It was great to see his excitement about my book in person, and I feel honored as a first time author to be working with such an experienced agent and agency. We also walked up to ITP at NYU after coffee and met Tom Igoe and Dan O’Sullivan, the authors of Physical Computing whom he had worked with remotely but never met in person.

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Here’s a very interesting article from physorg.com on spray-on liquid glass:

Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products.


keeping my privacy

Is there a word for the irrational and/or rational fear of becoming the target of direct marketers?



Today on Makezine.com I show how to see radio waves with a light bulb. Also in the post are instructions for how to build the light bulb detector.


I’m laughing out loud here at a list originally posted here after I found an excerpt posted on the MAKE blog, so I’m reblogging it. Here are my favorite bullet points:

2. Always quote at least twice the time you think it will actually take to do the job
(personally, I multiply my first time estimate by pi)

7. –Business WILL always be part of engineering. Get over it.
–Never underestimate the stupidity of the end user of your product. Make it fool and idiot proof if possible. This is very hard to do. It takes infinite intelligence to anticipate boundless stupidity.

8. K.I.S.S. The ideal design has zero parts. “An engineer is someone who can build for a dollar what a fool can build for twenty” – Robert A. Hienlein


I am proposing FairytaleFashion.org for a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and Obama’s initiative to “Reimagine Learning”. I would like to create Fairytale Fashion Lab and expand FairytaleFashion.org into a program for classrooms. The grant applications are now open for public feedback before we revise them. I welcome your feedback! http://www.dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=664


I had a nice interview with MotherBoard.TV. Claire & gang were very nice.


This makes me wish I had a big fat marker with me to cover this up in something other than this insidious shit. And i don’t really ever have the impulse to tag.

Canal and Broadway. All you Chisel-tippers and KRINKers go after it.



From October 2008… this post was caught in WordPress limbo. I publish it now, well after this NYC microtrend has gone national, if not global. The questions remain the same, the scope has just increased…

Head Scarf


My first ham radio press interview on page 18 in World Radio Magazine. I always feel extra proud of my ham radio achievements because I work twice as hard to get them since I only have a fashion design background.

screenshot courtesy of makezine.com

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