If you are a paramedic attending many calls in a single day; lifting and carrying patients from accident sites, home or even hospital wards can strain your back, leaving you in pain and stress. Keeping in mind the amount of physical stress that the back bone of a paramedic bears every day, Leonardo Ochoa at the Art Centre College of Design has designed a uniform for Stryker, Christened as Allayant which comes as a rescue angel for paramedics. This uniform has an artificial built-in spine (spring) which supports the back and torso of the paramedic wearing it, reducing the strain...
We all like our earphones and headphones because of the ambient sound and great listening experience they offer. But the finest of noise cancelling headphone are best for personal space, when it comes to listening to music in public, where people are conversing with you, these headphones can be a sting, as they block everything coming from the outside word. Enter Trink, a pair of directional loudspeaker headphones with Bluetooth, designed for the James Dyson Award, which do not cut off your relationship with the surroundings.
Tokyoflash always strives to make watches that are different from the league and inculcating futuristic design cues into them. Working on the same trend Tokyoflash has released Kisai Driver (abbreviation for Driving Revolution), a watch phone running on Google Android operating system and having most of the functions of any standard smartphone. Although there are many other similar watch phone themed watches in the market, Kisai Driver is different as you can attain from the pictures as the design is quite futuristic and upbeat.
There are many out there who wouldn’t shy a bit in calling the human body an inefficient and energy-wasting mechanism but if the kinetic energy of the human body is harnessed it could be a more viable and better alternative to sources of energy like solar and wind energy. Though solar chargers and hand crank manual chargers have made a foray into the market, there is still scope of a fine kinetic charger. To fit into this void designers have come up with the Go Power – a mobile power pack and battery charger that you can wear.
Summers’ are on and there is no doubt all you gals would be looking out for some vibrant, colorful and trendy jewelry to go with your multihued clothing. Enter Containment – a collection of colorful jewelry (bangles, rings and necklaces) designed for her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Jewelry by Lisa Watson. Very enthusiastic about modern lifestyle driven so much by geometric shapes, structures and colors – Lisa’s jewelry design are inspired by postmodern architecture.
How many of you love wearing a music controller on your body, until a few years back none would have thought it feasible but with the Shuffle Sleeve it’s now made possible, you can actually wear a music controller. Designed by German designer Katharina Bredies Shuffle Sleeve is a wearable controller one can sling around the shoulder to play music on a smartphone. The shoulder-mounted closed knitted tube hangs down till the waist and can be filled with coins to function as a music controller – rotate the sleeve around the shoulder (to shuffle the coins inside) and you can...
From the makers of mood interpreting and emotion displaying GRE: Mood Sweater comes the FURVER fo.corset, a wearable hard shell corset that interacts with the real world to keep the wearer safe. The protective fashion garment is inspired by the glowing tricks of sea anemones and the instincts of a porcupine that defend itself by raising the quills on its back and sides. Designer Kristin Neidlinger and team have embedded interactive proximity sensors laden fur with fiber optics on the nap of the neck of the corset.
It’s just a couple of days back when Apple was granted the patent for a wearable device, but Federico Ciccarese has for long taken the concept of a wearable Apple device literally, so much so that the designer has created a wearable iPhone for the future. When there can be Android-powered watches there can definitely be a wrist-mounted iPhone – iPod nano watch accessory has put the concept of a wearable Apple device deep into the consumers mind, and a device like Cicecarese’s concept will definitely be a valid extension.
These slippers that can be constructed by the user themselves give us a new interesting way of creating footwear. Idea and the final product designed is from French design graduate Gaspard Tine-Beres (Royal College of Art, London) who gives us as the users new way of putting together felt shoes in a jiffy using just shoelaces. Called as the Lasso Shoes, they are made from single piece of natural wool die cut from 5 mm sheets and as a buyer you’ll get them flat-packed after which you can assemble them with laces supplied in color of choice.
There are only a few designers who don’t mind taking things to the weirdest stance possible. Whatshisname is just one of them, and his freakin’ Good Boy and smaller Good Puppy – dog floor lamps are creations to affirm. Both his lamps were made-up to be part of London’s Art Below exhibition, unfortunately they were deemed offensive and banded from the exhibition. Wondering why, well the lamps require you to turn them on or off by stepping on dog turd (fake yes, but offensive)!