Alexandra Kingswell: Quilting and Maths

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Alexandra Kingswell mixes Fibonacci sequence, Pi and vibrant colours in ways which make your eyes and spirit sing. Her infectiously joyous colours and patterns are derived from mathematical equations - do you know anyone else who enthuses about the pattern formed at "some 544 decimal places into Pi..? Her website is a treat of inspiration …

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Why is Haute Couture so cheap?

Working from a 2D flat 1939 Christian Dior Design, a skilfull dressmaker, Domenique Erb,  takes proportions, measurements, then drapes, pins and sews muslin on a dressmaker's bodyform dummy to bring it to 3D life as a template for an evening gown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGULpcJKbmc Why do Couture garments cost so much? Well, once you've viewed this video, …

Billboards for… poetry

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Micah Purnell has put his poetry on billboards in a project "Dear Progress". He meditates on progress - and what it's doing for us as a society. Displayed in Manchester.