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Maker Spotlight: Danit Peleg image

This post is part of a series in partnership with MakerCon, which takes place September 24th in New York. MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the maker movement and taps into the best thinking on how to make things and get them to market, from new technologies to manufacturing models to funding methods. Danit Peleg, 27, created the first 3D-printed fashion collection printed entirely using home printers. The project, which was part of her graduate collection for her Fashion Design degree at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv, took 9 months of research and development, more than 2,000 hours to print (about 400 hours/outfit), and has received international media attention. We were excited to catch up with Danit about what the process ...

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Maker Spotlight: Dale Dougherty image

This post is part of a series in partnership with MakerCon, which takes place September 24th in New York. MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the maker movement and taps into the best thinking on how to make things and get them to market, from new technologies to manufacturing models to funding methods. When you meet Dale Dougherty, the founder of MAKE Magazine and Creator of Maker Faire, you can’t help but notice one thing – the undeniable and ever-present sparkle in his eyes. Dale brings a level of enthusiasm and genuine glee to any conversation, whether it is with 3 people or 300. There is no mistaking – Dale loves what he does and who can blame him? Having launched MAKE Magazine in 2005 Dale has been ...

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Maker Spotlight: Peter Ha image

Hi Peter! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what you do? Hi! I’m a communication designer that graduated from the Graphic Design program at OCAD University. I worked at an independent publication called WORN Fashion Journal for a few years where I had the chance to experiment with editorial design. After that, I interned at a digital agency called Triangles because I wanted to move away from print design. I was eventually hired and was there for almost two years. I recently left my position at the agency to focus on my freelance work. When I’m not busy designing, I’m experimenting with code or working on personal projects. Earlier this year, you finished your 365 Processing ...

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Maker Spotlight: 3D Hubs image

This post is part of a series in partnership with MakerCon, which takes place May 12-13 in San Francisco. MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the maker movement and taps into the best thinking on how to make things and get them to market, from new technologies to manufacturing models to funding methods. For many of us shopping online the idea of pressing a print button, walking down the street in our own city and picking up the iPhone case we just bought seems fairly far fetched. The truth is, it’s already happening. 3D Hubs, a startup founded in the Netherlands in 2013 by Bram de Zwart and Brian Garret, are turning their global community of 16,000 3D printers into a distributed on-demand manufacturing network ...

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Maker Spotlight: Stale & Co image

We stumbled upon metalsmithing duo – Daryl and Stella – behind jewelry company Stale & Co, and picked their brains about the craft and how handmade goods are growing in Singapore. How did you two meet and what are your respective backgrounds? We both met more than 10 years ago in college whilst studying art and design. Both Stella and myself majored in photography in college, but moved on to dabble in a variety of trades before settling with metalsmithing. What is your first memory of being interested in wearable objects? Both of us have always been intrigued with the idea of creating using only our hands, particular in the creation of beautiful objects from scratch. And we can’t really ...

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Maker Spotlight: Hannah Bass image

Our first London Maker Spotlight is Hannah Bass, a contemporary tapestry artist whose urban needlepoints recently caught our attention and we immediately fell in love. Her tapestry kits embody many of the elements we hold dear to us at The Makers Nation: craft, design, colour, globally-focused creativity, and empowering others to take up a new skill! We chatted with Hannah to find out more about her design process and background. Hi Hannah! Tell us about yourself. My training is in Interior Design. I’ve been a London based contemporary residential interior designer for the last 10 years. In October 2014 I launched Hannah Bass Contemporary Tapestry. I design urban needlepoint kits of city maps from around the world. What inspired you to start stitching and creating ...

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