Designer Diana Eng as a child in her floppy disk costume courtesy of Dork Yearbook
I’ve just spent the last two weeks creating patterns and sewing. I’ve learned two things:
- Unless properly draped, stretch jersey makes me look like a sausage; and,
- Season 2 Project Runway contestant Diana Eng is awesome. In addition to being one of the chosen few to own a childhood floppy disk costume (myself included), Diana’s life includes:- Creating a camera hoodie that takes photos when the wearer’s heart rate increases (2004);
- Rigging up a camera collar system for dog owners to look at real time pet’s-eye view video from a phone (2006); and,
- Producing an
that took the prize at Yahoo’s 2006 Hack Day.
Eng recently wrote the book,
- a series of projects incorporating fashion, LED installation and tech-related clothing hacks. And if you still didn’t think she’d earned her geek cred, she’s a licensed ham radio operator. See…awesome right?