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Dita Von Teese Models First 3D Printed Dress

ImageThis elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.3D Printed Gown DetailDita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Dita Von Teese Ace HotelAlthough the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.

I Love Lamp

Tomomi Sayuda has taken the ubiquitous bamboo and paper lamp shade, and turned it into something far more decorative and intricate with the Daydream series of lamp shades. The floral aesthetic is the result of Sayuda taking inspiration from blooms in spring.



The Hyphae lamp by Nervous System has been created using 3D printing methods. The intricate design reminds me of coral, and when turned on, the lamp creates a beautifully ambient psychedelic pattern on any surface it hits.

German designer Peter Kraft has created lights which ‘grow’ and change shape when they react to the heat from the bulb filament. In the photograph above, you can see how the  lights initially look. Below, it shows how the heat has changed the shape of the glass.

I love the clean, studio aesthetic of the chrome mirror balls lamp by Tom Dixon. I’d definitely have a few of his pieces in my fantasy home. I love the wingback chair as well, it looks like something a Bond villain would relax in – always a good look!