Transnomadica, an Online Archive of Maurizio Donadi’s Vintage Apparel Collection

A denim industry icon's 8,000-piece database of garments from all over the world

Apparel brand Atelier & Repairs rebukes fashion industry waste and our throw-away culture. Maurizio Donadi, the label’s founder and creative director, thoughtfully upcycles vintage denim, outerwear, T-shirts and more—oftentimes embellishing them with patches, paint splatter and elegant marks of wear. Given his long history in the denim industry (including Ralph Lauren, Benetton and Levi’s) and insatiable desire for experimentation, Donadi has accumulated quite the collection …

TED 2018: Why You Should Make Useless Things

Simone Giertz's discusses inventions, failure, performance anxiety and more

In a charming and humorous talk from TED 2018, maker and robotics enthusiast Simone Giertz does more than share her wacky and “useless” inventions; she explores the ways in which failure and performance anxiety can be embraced and overcome. While showcasing her “shitty inventions” (such as a googly-eye shirt, toothbrush helmet and more) Giertz explains the importance of making “useless” things, and how the outcome …

QuoTED 2016

Snippets of insight and inspiration from this year's conference

Once again set in Vancouver, TED 2016 was a gift that will keep giving. Beyond the invaluable networking, unique experiences and engaging installations, attendees were treated to a high concentration of inspiring, even life-changing, talks—several of which are already online for public viewing. Throughout the year the talks we witnessed will be rolled out for all to see. In the mean time, however, we present …