Writers’ block? No problem! Introducing AutoMatton

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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Here at WordPress.com, we‘re always looking for ways to improve the blogging experience. We pride ourselves on taking your suggestions to heart and work tirelessly to create better tools for you.

Today, we’re releasing a game changer.

As WordPress.com becomes easier to use, one piece of unanswered feedback keeps nagging at us: blogging is hard! Not only do you have to think of something worth saying, you have to take valuable time out of your day to write those things down in an appealing, easy-to-read way! Improvements to WordPress.com can speed up things like load times, but we simply couldn’t remove human nature from the equation… until now.

What is AutoMatton?

AutoMatton uses a simple machine learning algorithm to predict the posts that you will write, taking predictive text and auto-correct to the next level. Think of it as your own private blogging DeLorean traveling at 88mph, but without the…

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Shopping for my “daughter” – don’t we all experience this?

Shopping for my “daughter”.

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Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue

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A must read and see post if you want to understand the complexity of the human body’s outer shape.

Originally posted on shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows:

Hypothesis:

We have, as a society, such a completely disordered, distorted perception of female bodies that the vast majority of people are incapable of recognising what “overweight” actually looks like on a woman, let alone “healthy”. As such, we’re now at a point where women are not only raised to hate their bodies as a matter of course, but are shown, from childhood, a wholly inaccurate picture of what they “should” look like – a narrow, nigh on impossible physical standard they are then punished, both socially and medically, for failing to attain.

I don’t say this lightly. I say it because this is the only conclusion supported by the facts.

Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?

1: BMI

Overwhelmingly, the measurement used to determine whether or not someone is a “healthy weight” is the BMI, or Body Mass Index. Most people are still taught it in schools; indeed, it’s…

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3D Print weft knitted and then some . . like awesome 4D

3D Print weft knitted textiles for you and me. It will happen.  This new level of 3D printing is working to build comfort and wear-ability into the textiles.  Time will tell.

3D Print weft knittedGerman Researchers 3D Printing Fabric-like Structures with Plastics But things do not always work out like you hoped… so there are trials. 3D Print weft knitted awful 3D print textile images on google.com show an early iteration of 3D.  These items are adorable – just not that comfortable.

3D-printed-fabric-BraTop

Now let’s take a look at some of the ideas behind 4D printing and self assembly.  Fascinating! MIT laboratories is doing some amazing work for the future of self assembly.  Check out these short videos and be amazed!!  Or check out SelfAssemblylab.net and such amazing things as 4D Printing: Multi-Material Shape Change.

These are just some of the things that will be changing retail.  Have a look at the top 18 change agents at FuturistSpeaker.com.

Let’s leave it with some wonderful YouTube video of an artist painting Jimi Hendrix

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“What happens at Doll Club…

“What happens at Doll Club….

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Get ready for a ride. Jump onto the international fabric highway.

Since we must jump in from our present location, let’s start with a few clicks.  Let’s go to Textile Source and get a feel for the variety and wealth of options that will be driven by our target market.  Return to this site many times to develop your sourcing skills.

Next, let’s go to IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International)

Their annual report tells us –“IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of member companies representing the entire specialty fabrics/technical textiles industry, a world market estimated at $132 billion in 2014.

Supporting more than 1,500 member companies in 13 market
niches and three country sectors, IFAI sponsors the largest
industry tradeshow in the Americas, provides industry news
and information via trade magazines, digital publications
and buyer’s guides, and provides education and advocacy on
behalf of member companies.”
IFAI invests all profits generated by magazines, websites and trade shows to advance the industry and support benefits to member companies. For a complete annual report andfinancial statement, visit IFAI.com.”
IT’S YOUR INDUSTRY. CONNECT TO IT WITH IFAI is their slogan.
We were interested in the Fabric Graphics Association
ANNUAL REPORT FY 2014   –  MISSION
The mission of the Fabric Graphics Association is to foster the development and growth of the fabric and graphics industry to the benefit of its members.
1. To promote and implement programs to advance fabric graphics industry.
2. To assist members in the promotion of their business.
3. To provide educational programs and seminars to increase industry knowledge of techniques, materials, and regulations, establish standards and market the fabric and graphics industry.
4. Seek relationships with other organizations serving this industry
5. Identify issues of common concern to fabric and graphics industry and take a pro-active role in implementing and seeking solutions for those concerns.

IFAI Annual Summary Report for Fiscal Year 2014Give attention to such areas as the mission statement.

The IFAI divisions currently (2015) include:

ADVANCED TEXTILE PRODUCTS: EQUIPMENT: FABRIC GRAPHICS ASSOCIATION:FABRIC STRUCTURES ASSOCIATION: GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIALS ASSOCIATION: IFAI CANADA:
IFAI JAPAN:  IFAI OFPANZ:MARINE FABRICATORS ASSOCIATION: NARROW FABRICS INSTITUTE: PROFESSIONAL AWNING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION:TARP ASSOCIATION:
TENT RENTAL DIVISION: UNITED STATES INDUSTRIAL FABRICS INSTITUTE

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“During the 16th century, dowry inflation grew completely out of control, and it became prohibitively expensive to marry off one’s daughter.”

Ah, the good old days!! Well, maybe they were not all that great when it comes to any kind of freedom.  But how does having the right to choose your own mate rate in comparison to having the best chopines?

Collector’s Weekly Fashion page takes us on a tour of these tall shoes that were keeping women on their toes for hundreds of years.

Collector’s Weekly – These Chopines Were Not Made for Walking : Precarious Platforms for Aristocratic Feet is a fun article to read and a great place to start checking out Collector’s Weekly.

Fashion goes to any height to impress.

Chopines

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