The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final Season 7, Ep 9
It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week Season 7, Ep 8
The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
Halston: (Full Series) Season 0, Ep 0
Ewan McGregor stars as the fashion designer whose style defined an era and created an empire before his life spun out of control. [more inside]
The Great British Sewing Bee: Children's Week Season 7, Ep 5
For children's week, the sewers' skills are tested by romper suits, Under the Sea-themed fancy dress and raincoats for mini models.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Gent’s Classics Week Season 7, Ep 3
For gent’s classics week, the sewers make baker boy caps, transform old jackets into outfits for a woman, and create a casual utility jacket.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Summer Week Season 7, Ep 2
Summer Week sees Esme and Patrick challenging the sewers to create paperbag shorts, cocktail outfits and button-down sun dresses.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 1 Season 7, Ep 1
The sewing competition returns for a seventh series and in week one the judges settle the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples - sleeveless blouses, t-shirts and dresses. [more inside]
The Great British Sewing Bee: Final Season 6, Ep 10
The competition reaches its dramatic denouement as the final three sewers tackle celebration wear challenges and the series winner is crowned.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final Season 1, Ep 9
The four remaining sewers go to the movies, taking on garments and techniques from the silver screen.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Quarter Final Season 1, Ep 8
Five sewers do battle in the quarter-final, where they must master techniques and styles from France, Spain and the Philippines.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 7 Season 6, Ep 7
The six remaining home sewers head back in time to the 1980s, attempting to revive the glamorous - and sometimes ridiculous - style of that decade.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 6 Season 1, Ep 6
The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet besides oil, so for reduce, reuse and recycle week, all the fabric in the haberdashery is replaced with charity shop clothes and soft furnishings.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5 Season 1, Ep 5
The eight remaining sewers return to the sewing room for lingerie and sleepwear week.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4 Season 1, Ep 4
It's sportswear week, and the sewers must create rugby shirts, waterproof onesies for toddlers and tennis outfits.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3 Season 6, Ep 3
Joe Lycett welcomes the ten remaining home sewers back to the nation’s most famous sewing room for children’s week.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 2 Season 6, Ep 2
The 11 remaining sewers return for holiday week and are challenged to create palazzo pants, beach cover-ups and colourful shirts.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6, Episode 1 Season 6, Ep 1
Twelve amateur sewers compete over ten weeks (BBC).
Project Runway: Project Runway x Ashley Longshore Season 18, Ep 7
Collaborations between fashion designers and artists are all the rage. In this challenge, the designers get a chance to enter into one with the fashion industry’s latest art darling, Ashley Longshore. Ashley’s outrageous pop art, turned into one-of-a-kind prints, gives the runway some of the boldest looks of the season. [more inside]
It's hard to overstate just how important record album art was to music in the days before people downloaded everything. Visuals were a key part of one's experience with a record or tape or CD. The design of the album cover created a first impression of what was to come. Album art was certainly important to reporter Sean Cole, one particular album by one particular band: Devo. This is the story of Devo's first record and the fight over the arresting image of a flashy, handsome golf legend on the cover. Plus, Katie Mingle gets the backstory of the Langley Schools Music Project LP, a haunting and uplifting outsider artist masterpiece.
Frank Lloyd Wright believed that the buildings we live in shape the kinds of people we become. His aim was nothing short of rebuilding the entire culture of the United States, changing the nation through its architecture. Central to that plan was a philosophy and associated building system he called Usonia. [more inside]
Frank Lloyd Wright was a bombastic character that ultimately changed the field of architecture, and not just through his big, famous buildings. Before designing many of his most well-known works, Wright created a small and inexpensive yet beautiful house. This modest home would go on to shape the way working- and middle-class Americans live to this day. And it all started with a journalist from Milwaukee. [more inside]
Few forms of contemporary architecture draw as much criticism as the McMansion, a particular type of oversized house that people love to hate. McMansions usually feature 3,000 or more square feet of space and fail to embody a cohesive style or interact with their environment. Kate Wagner, architecture critic and creator of McMansion Hell, is on a mission to illustrate just why these buildings are so terrible.
On the night of February 27th, 2010, a magnitude of 8.8 earthquake hit Constitución, Chile and it was the second biggest that the world had seen in half a century. The quake and the tsunami it produced completely crushed the town. By the time it was over, more than 500 people were dead, and about 80% of the Constitución's buildings were ruined. As part of the relief effort, an architecture firm called Elemental was hired to create a master plan for the city, which included new housing for people displaced in the disaster. But the structures that Elemental delivered were a radical and controversial approach toward housing. They gave people half a house.
Project Runway All Stars: Once Upon a Runway Season 5, Ep 8
The designers have to put a modern twist on clothing inspired by classic female fairy tale characters. [more inside]
Many material trifles, such as Silly Putty, started as attempts at serious inventions, but in rare cases, the process works in reverse: something developed as a gag gift can turn into something truly heroic. Invented by high school prankster Alan Whitman using a home chemistry set, the "worst smell in the world" began as a novelty, but eventually came to serve a higher purpose.
Project Runway: Finale, Part 2 Season 14, Ep 14
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! In what turned out to be less of a finale and more of a one hour and a half promo for Project Runway Junior, the winner of Season 14 is chosen. [more inside]
Hi world. I am loving talking to folks about old films on fanfare through the "clubs" feature. Also appreciate the "Water Cooler" feature. Lovingly wondering about potential ongoing improvements? [more inside]
If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mouse. You can’t do everything you need to do on a computer without constantly moving between input devices. There is another way.