What next?

We hope you have missed us. Where the heck have we been? Well, just about everywhere but here. We have determined to be more diligent about posting since there is really so much great stuff going on out there.

For today, we are going to leave you with this YouTube video from 2008 (which now seems like long ago.) Is time really passing faster or being elongated? Well, this video points out that beginning college students in a technical career can count on half of what they learn as a Freshman being outdated by the time they are Juniors. However, remember that some information stays relevant for decades, even eons.

So what you are learning today may not matter in ten years – or will it? We think anything learned adds to a base of knowledge upon which you can build and build and build. Enjoy

It is now June 2017 and below is an updated version of the same video. It is great to watch both and see some of the growth of Facebook, Twitter, and more.


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On their way Home…

Production brings such satisfaction! Great work from Maryann Roy.

Maryann Roy -"Welcome Home": Neo Retro Furnishings & Set Design in 1:6 scale

As you may know, I was busy over the holiday break making pieces from my “Shelf Life” sale.

All orders have been completed and are on their way to their new Homes.

It is quite satisfying and fulfilling to see a compilation of my hard work and that is why,at the end of a sale, I like to take some photos before the pieces go on their way.

I’m not sure what I may be offering next, but thinking about it and pondering what I may want to tackle is part of the adventure.

Until next time – Cheers!


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Welcome Home  – “Add a little LIFE to your display”

* Welcome Home is a registered/trademark business. All content including designs, photos and text are the property of the Artist, Maryann Roy, and may not be copied or used…

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It’s all tied up…

While surfing around for sarongs and pareos, we found an interesting dress of twenty dresses. We all loved the mesmerizing tying of the straps. The music itself is a joy. Someone around here used to fall to sleep each night as a youngster to the sound of that particular piece. It was the theme song played at the end of the chamber music hour on that 1950s clock radio. We all stayed awake through this video. Watch it.

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EcoChic says it all

This “thread” will be very enjoyable to watch. EcoChic Design Award 2013. We are happy to say we picked the same designer as the judges. We think …. Oh, wait, no spoilers… Well, take less than five minutes to watch for yourself.

Here is a 45 minute video of the 2014/2015 EcoChic Design Finalists. The video description (Show Less) – make sure to Click Show More to see who wins, etc.

“Published on Jan 22, 2015

Ten talented emerging designers originating from Asia and Europe battled it out at The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 at HKTDC World Boutique Hong Kong Fashion Week on 21 January 2015 to a 500 influential industry and a global live-streamed audience via notjustalabel.com”

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A Yucky Update with Little More than Zero Results

More than five years ago (May 2011), we wrote a post about Zero Waste called “Yucky and a Great Big Zero“. It is a short little post that with an interesting message. And it teaches us about the internet. What was a live link five years ago may be anything today. Sometimes it is the exact page, just as it was shared. We have learned that anything linked on yahoo or similar sites, will not be archived for future reference. It was valuable for a little while… but not for long enough for it to command a bit of resource to maintain. This could be good or bad, determined by the value of the original information. In a zero waste world, it may be for the best. Yet, it was romantic to think the internet would be this long-lasting source of information. It’s the hot news, just as it is the hot dress, the IT bag, or the must have shoe. All trash soon enough.

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Less ways to wish for…. more ways to work toward it. – Metric

Taking the power is no easy task. It is not a short lived adventure. Though  progress is made, the finish line continues to surge ahead. When there are defeats, to give in assures not attaining the goal. The steady march of many feet make all the difference. We at fashionnation1on1 hope you are able, in some way, to add your footprint to the path of “redressing” the world, addressing the realities, and doing that little something, that done many times over, makes the world a saner and safer place.

In the title cut of Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? , the lyrics say,

“Every ten year-old enemy soldier
Thinks falling bombs are shooting stars sometimes
But she doesn’t make wishes on them
When she wishes, she wishes for less ways to wish for
More ways to work toward it
Ten year-old enemy soldier
Our falling bombs are her shooting stars”

Less ways to wish for…. more ways to work toward it. Thank you for that little refresher, Emily Haines and James Shaw!
It is refreshing to see more and more focus on this issue of waste, even if the movement is still tiny in comparison to what is needed. Watching one YouTube video leads you to so many others on a similar topic, so please watch often, gain ideas, meet others, and make your footprint.
This video, Redressing the Fashion Industry, from 2013 is an easy 13 minute lead in to the topic of waste reduction. It is enjoyable to see the items being designed and learn about the availability of the waste products. It is also great to learn that the company disposing of the waste gains “good press points” by being green with their trash. Perfect, win/win! Especially when that “trash” is a “treasure”. Take a look.

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Have your heard – Simplicity Rules?

On his website, Adam says, “I’m Adam DuVander and I help people create on the web. This is my personal site, where I share my thoughts about keeping things simple–on your website, but also for yourself.”

On his blog, you will find useful posts about simplicity, getting to the core through subtraction, idea development and using time productively.

Check out these posts on: 6 Productive Time-Boxing Techniques, or The Two Simplicity Paths, or Don’t Bury the Lead, or our favorite, Practice Subtraction.

We like the way Adam thinks and writes. We hope you can pick up some great tips.

Dispense with a horse

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