LED Meets DIY Decor

LED Meets DIY Decor

Gregory Han
Sep 10, 2009

Yesterday's New York Times included this interesting article about incorporating LED lighting into home decor as an example of "the softer side of technology" amongst the DIY decor set, primarily about the works of Alison Lewis. Using fiber-optic textiles and LED technology, many of Lewis' creations reveal a feminine realization of technology in the home that we find worth noting...

Her book, "Switch Craft: Battery-Powered Crafts to Make and Sew," is part popular youth crafters' chic and another part MAKE project geek intensive know-how, with projects like a laptop sleeve that also operates a wi-fi signal notification tool.

F.I.T. meets M.I.T. in Switch Craft, a book of 20 ultra-modern projects that are equal parts fashion and function. From a skirt that can streak trails of light on the dance floor to a laptop sleeve that's the first to know when you're in a Wi-Fi zone, these projects are made for the wired (or wireless) world. Without sacrificing style or being more complicated than sixth-grade science class, they integrate lights, vibration, and sound with sewing to create edgy, attractive accessories and clothing. So if you're ready to take your crafting not only to another level but another frontier, let Switch Craft bring your handiwork into the twenty-first century.

Also be sure to check out her website, I Heart Switch, where we were amused to note her before and after transformation prompted by the NYT's article:

Images: Ryan Collerd for The New York Times

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