Ethical laundry: Detergent-free, in cold water or by hand?

Ethical laundry: Washing without detergent - is it possible?   Because this blog deals with fashion, it is only natural to ask: "How do you wash your clothes?" Recently, I wrote about sustainable fabrics for fashion and one way of reducing the environmental impact of your wardrobe is by washing consciously. So may I ask … Continue reading Ethical laundry: Detergent-free, in cold water or by hand?

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Happy 2018! Bunkers and shade-inclusive make-up are the trends of tomorrow.

HAPPY 2018 everyone! This is my new year's message to you, the last post of 2017. Thank you for faithfully reading my blog. I am approaching 100 followers, meaning that I soon won't classify as a nano-blogger anymore. However, I have a few tricks up my sleeve, like writing thought-provoking and critical yet somewhat weird … Continue reading Happy 2018! Bunkers and shade-inclusive make-up are the trends of tomorrow.

Can you take e-commerce offline? Ask Alexa and Amazon.

Image source here. Hello boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, One of the hot topics I lecture on is e-commerce, physical stores and the combination of both. The usual way this is done by companies and brands is that they have a store and then absolutely must expand into e-commerce, making sure they are available … Continue reading Can you take e-commerce offline? Ask Alexa and Amazon.

On cars and fashion

Dear readers, I've just published a new article about cars and fashion in the context of teaching. Here is an excerpt. Click the link below to transfer to the full article on the academic site wornthrough.com!   Fashion and Cars – exploring common grounds in class By Olga, June 26th, 2015 at 5:00 am (Teaching, … Continue reading On cars and fashion

Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower – 中銀カプセルタワ- the last residents before demolition?

中銀カプセルタワ is Tokyo's experimental architecture from the early 70s. You might find it ghastly or you might find it cool, but in either case it is something outstanding. This capsule living concept is rapidly deteriorating and authorities are considering its demolition. If that was to happen, this is our last chance to find out what … Continue reading Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower – 中銀カプセルタワ- the last residents before demolition?

UPDATE: Cyborg Neil Harbisson appointed MA Material Futures Designer in Residence!

  I am very pleased to find this on my former university's website. The very cool Neil Harbisson who I wrote about in my last blog post has been appointed as designer in residence at St Martins - in my old department! How cool is that? Very interesting, that we think along the same lines, … Continue reading UPDATE: Cyborg Neil Harbisson appointed MA Material Futures Designer in Residence!

Synesthetic artist Neil harbisson thanks to modern technology (not mind-altering substances)

Synesthetic artist thanks to modern technology (not mind-altering substances)   This is a re-post of a fab article I came accross today. It tells the story of a colour blind artist who is now experiencing the phenomenon called "Synesthesia". Neil Harbisson's experience could be categorized as Chromosthesia. here is an brief explanation from Wikipedia: "Another … Continue reading Synesthetic artist Neil harbisson thanks to modern technology (not mind-altering substances)