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Queen Hatshepsut has been dead for almost 4,000 years, but you could soon spritz on the perfume she wore. Known as the “she king” for wearing both male and female garb, a bottle engraved with her symbol was found with her possessions. The bottle still contains ancient oil and scientists are hoping to recreate the perfume within a year.
Link and photo via nationalgeographic.com,
Link to photos and podcast via fashioningtech.com.
You never know when an opportunity for planting might present itself. Be prepared with these tiny glass bottles filled with vegetable and flower seeds. Great for secretively planting in friends’ yards, medians, and those boring beds full of petunias outside your doctor’s office.
Get them here.
Master student Hans Alexander Huseklepp at AHO, have made the concept “Immaculate” that explores new possibilities for prosthetic devices. Instead of imitating a normal arm he wants apply the same philosophy used in eyewear. And make the products go from being purely functional to become objects of fashion and identity!
Fractal is a stunning, figure-hugging outfit consisting entirely of huge imitation jewels augmented by pulsing LEDs. By incorporating sensors that measure movement, excitement levels and proximity of others – and using this input to alter the intensity of its integrated lighting – Fractal essentially becomes an extension of the body. It also serves as a platform for exploring emotional sensing. Unlike a cut and sewn garment, Fractal is made using product materials and processes. This opens up the possibility of ‘Hybrid’ forms and new functionalities in the search for solutions in the spaces of traditional apparel functionality – thermal protection, structure and support, water resistance, providing modesty, flesh control, and the ever-changing style calendars.
Via mocoloco.com, comes the picture of a giant chandelier composed of 250,000 Swarovski crystals.
Red and white, or mix and match colors:
Love chunky, functional fashion?
Then check out the Paracord Survival Bracelets:
Whether you are in the woods, on the boat, or running errands around town, you will always have several feet of 550 lb. test paracord with you at all times in a compact and stylish package. They come constructed with either a tough side release buckle, or a marine grade stainless steel shackle. It’s your choice. You can wear it on your wrist, or clip it to your pack.
thanks to Lizbt for the tip-off!
From the website:
LAByrinth arose in 2005 out of a desire to explore the aesthetic of science and discovery, of how science and technology inform our cultural and self-perceptions.
LAByrinth harnesses the fascination that drives scientists to make visible that which is not readily available or perceptible to our naked eye. It is those discoveries that LAByrinth views through its lens, revealing the beauty of what has been made visible…
Instead of a locket with a photo, it now contains a crystallized piece of DNA of your choice. The collection of prints and totes feature microscopic pictures. The biggest part of the LAByrinth is the DNA, which is claimed to 100% amplified of whatever material you send them. LABryinth is owned by Hai Kang Life Corporation Limited, which makes diagnostic tests in addition to doing DNA analysis. Hard science backs up whimsical art and style.
You want to keep a little piece of Fido with you? Now you can – permanently.
Spotted on io9.com:
Sixty chocolatiers and pastry chefs from around the world participated in the 11th annual New York Chocolate Show, which always features a fashion show of chocolate-based couture. This year’s theme was superheroes, so the chefs plastered elaborate, skin-tight outfits to their patient models.
gwendolyn huskens is a designer studying at the design academy in eindhoven…at the recent graduation show, she presented a set of six shoes called ‘medic esthetic’.
aiming to reveal the taboos associated with physical deformities, her collection of cream and skin-toned footwear
for women is made from medical materials and supplies such as plaster bandages, steel and band-aids.
thanks to Lizbt for the tip-off!
Worn by a member of Whitechapel, I’d think twice about the possible transformation that might take place:
Made by Jennifer Harrison, consisting of leather and acrylic paint, each is a unique work of art. Take a click through the galleries, some of them are simply gorgeous!
While designers try to create designs that better fit our bodies, photographer Marcia Nolte imagines a world where we instead alter our bodies to accommodate fashion and technology.
Most of the photos in Nolte’s series Corpus 2.0 display alterations that humans might employ to adapt to the current world and the experiences of our daily lives. For example, the above photo suggests placing an extra joint in your thumb for improved SMS messaging.
Neat. My favorite is the built in high heels:
Link and photos via io9.com.
No, I’m not talking about how dresses from mall alt-fashion stores spontaniously disintergrate after wearing them once, I’m talking about Professor Helen Storey and Professor Tony Ryan’s new eco-friendly art dresses:
The fabric is made from a clear polymer, polyvinyl alcohol. The dresses dissolve at a pace that they will be able to survive a sweaty party. In an upcoming exhibition, eight dissolvable dresses will be put into enormous goldfish bowls where they will slowly liquefy.
Prof. Ryan had this to say on the sheer and transient gowns:
The dresses Helen has created are a metaphor for the beautiful things we create and use but never really think about and just throw away. In your lifetime you throw away around 20 tonnes of packaging material. We want people to think about that. But it has made us think more seriously about science, too,
When your shoes and purses really want to leave:
Link and photo via mocoloco.com.