Monthly Archives: February 2011

Polka-dot Headliner

At the top of this blog are polka-dots. Well-worn polka dots on a pair of racing spandex tights. These tights are well-worn, well-used, and well-loved. Their stitches tell a story of rip and repair, rip and repair, rip. Threads give … Continue reading

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Why Insoles?

 What is Insole? Before answer “why insoles”, I have to first ponder on “what is insole”. Where does it fit in the fashion-style-dress complex? Does it fall under the category of clothing, handcraft or art? According to the definitions in … Continue reading

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My Father Loved Cars

I have fond memories of the cool cars that my father owned which always seemed to be getting wash in the front drive way while I was growing up. My father’s love of cars went back to his youth; I … Continue reading

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Embroidered insoles in modern China

Insole is a common type of foot wear in China, hidden but full of meanings. The fact that it is hidden from sight doesn’t lessen its exquisiteness in craftsmanship and its richness in cultural meanings. It perfectly exemplifies the combination of … Continue reading

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Who Wears the Pants?

In order to understand the world and the endless amount of information we take in every second, the human brain has developed the use of ‘schemata’, or categories, which are used as frameworks so that information can be easily and … Continue reading

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