Growing light

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Augmenting, eTextiles, Other Designers | One Comment

I instantly fell in love with this project by Jordy Rooijakkers (TU/e Industrial Design) for Philips Lumiblade Creative Lab, which is a Growing Light that responds to touch. Caress the ...

Sensoree explores therapeutic bio media and body architecture

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Conceptual, Other Designers | No Comments

Sensoree is an art and technology design lab focused on body architecture and therapeutic bio.media created by experience designer Kristin Neidlinger and team. Through her work, she explores nervous systems that ...

Will Turnage shows off his “rocker” garment at #sxsw

I’m currently at #sxsw interactive in Austin soaking in all the ideas, conversations and people. I was pleasantly surprised when R/GA‘s Will Turnage stood up in his talk with Chloe ...

Illuminating glass jewelry

Posted by on Feb 28, 2009 in Accessories, Other Designers | No Comments

German-born IT consultant and designer Marc Mann has created a line of gorgeous illuminating jewelry. According to the Hilde Leiss Gallery, ”Exotic deep-sea creatures, early kaleidoscopes and gothic cathredal windows served as the inspirational ...

Jewelry as our home base

Posted by on Jan 16, 2009 in Accessories, Other Designers, Software | No Comments

Mouna Andraos, in collaboration with Sonali Sridhar, has designed Address Necklace, which “is a handmade electronic jewelry piece. When you first acquire the pendant, you select a place that you ...

Luminescent raincoat

Posted by on Jan 14, 2009 in Aesthetics, Other Designers | One Comment

Multimedia designer and programmer Elise Co, designed Puddlejumper, a concept that brings light and color to our usually gray and rainy days. These dreary and dark days reflect our mood and the ...

Whispering dirty little secrets

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in Conceptual, Other Designers | One Comment

Designer Addie Wagenknecht created this conceptual piece called Dirty Little Secrets during a wearable technology class in NYU’s ITP program. Wagenknecht is interested in the implications of communication that is not ...

Capturing moments of excitement

Posted by on Jan 7, 2009 in Accessories, Other Designers, Software | No Comments

(image source) Designer Diana Eng created this heartbeat hoodie that captures moments of excitement throughout your day. It’s equipped with a heart rate sensor and a camera that snaps a photo ...

Evoking memories of relationships

Posted by on Jan 2, 2009 in Accessories, Aesthetics, Other Designers | One Comment

Designer Elena Corchero focuses on creating work that explores lost values through the combination of clothing and technology. “By evoking the beauty and melancholy of craft, her work challenges the ...

Bubelle blush dress reacts to emotions

Philips design probe program has created a variety of projects under the theme SKIN. The concept behind these experimental garments is to investigate the expression of emotion and personality through ...

Communication apparel

Posted by on Dec 30, 2008 in Kinetic, Other Designers | No Comments

(image source) Alis Cambol, interaction designer and design analyst at frog design in New York, has created a series of gorgeous garments that explore non-verbal communication titled Communication Apparel. Her ...

A match made in heaven

Posted by on Dec 13, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, Other Designers | No Comments

Fashion designer Cait Reas of 1of1 Studio and digital artist, C.E.B. Reas collaborated on a set of beautifully patterned one-of-a-kind garments. 1of1 Studio is an “independent design studio that synthesizes ...

Copper-woven antennae

Christy Matson is a designer investigating the interaction of textiles and the possibilities when electronics are woven into them. Her recent project called Plain Weave Variations explores copper that is woven directly ...

The antithesis of original function

Posted by on Nov 7, 2008 in Augmenting, Other Designers, Products, Sports Tech | No Comments

I recently discovered work by Joon Youn Paek who has some terrific explorations that challenge the use of everyday products by augmenting their original functionality. Pillowig, makes a humorous statement ...