Aimee Mullins’ TED Talk: How my legs give me super-powers

Posted by on March 23rd, 2009

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Egyptian Queen’s Perfume to Be Resurrected

Posted by on March 20th, 2009

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,


Designs by Hussein Chalayan

Posted by on March 7th, 2009

Link to photos and podcast via fashioningtech.com.


seed bomb earrings

Posted by on February 13th, 2009

From NextNature:

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.


Immaculate – a designer prosthetic arm concept

Posted by on February 12th, 2009

From PlayMeDesign:

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!

via Medgadget


LumiGram

Posted by on January 28th, 2009

Clothes, handbags, undies or throw pillows, the insane fiber optics from LumiGram will garner attention anywhere.

Link via technabob.com


Rick Owens – stylin’ it for the Future Present

Posted by on January 27th, 2009

Yes Please.

You know you want moar.

via Haute Macabre


Fractal: Living and Sensing Jewelry

Posted by on January 23rd, 2009

    - photo via design.philips.com

Via Fashioning Technology, comes the work of Philips Design Probes:

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.


Power your gadgets with these sunglasses

Posted by on December 22nd, 2008

From DVICE:

Called Infinite Energy: SIG, the sunglasses are designed to turn the rays that it blocks out into electrical energy, providing protection and power all at the same time. The sunglasses have a wire sticking out of them that you can plug into your gadgets

via planetdamage


Liquid Space

Posted by on December 19th, 2008

Via mocoloco.com, comes the picture of a giant chandelier composed of 250,000 Swarovski crystals.


Angel Devil Earbuds

Posted by on December 15th, 2008

Red and white, or mix and match colors:

Via inventorspot.com.


Paracord Survival Bracelets

Posted by on December 10th, 2008

Love chunky, functional fashion?

Then check out the Paracord Survival Bracelets:

paracord pic

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!


LAByrinth

Posted by on November 13th, 2008

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.


Edible Superhero Costumes

Posted by on November 11th, 2008

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’s “medic esthetic” footwear

Posted by on November 10th, 2008

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.

via Susannah Breslin’s guest-blogging on BoingBoing.

thanks to Lizbt for the tip-off!


Masks by Jen

Posted by on November 3rd, 2008

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!


Adapt Your Body to Fit Your Technology

Posted by on October 29th, 2008

    - photo via io9.com

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:


    - photo via io9.com

Link and photos via io9.com.


Disolving Dress

Posted by on October 27th, 2008

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,

 

 


RFID Flower

Posted by on October 23rd, 2008

Anab Jain has made RFID into something rather pretty:

RFID Flower

via MAKE | Neo-nomad.


Closet Escaping

Posted by on October 22nd, 2008

When your shoes and purses really want to leave:

Link and photo via mocoloco.com.