Catch a glimpse of augmented reality meets fashion for a taste of the future…
See the evolving genius of futurist Iris van Herpen and her poetic, futurist designs – The collection is entitled, “Seijaku” or finding calm amidst chaos.
Watch the future with augmented reality as realized by London designer, Keiichi Matsuda. Either it kills you or makes you stronger…. HYPER-REALITY from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo. via Keiichi Matsuda’s Hyper-Reality film blurs real and virtual worlds
The very innovative designer Iris Van Herpen demonstrates her mastery of the elaborate cocktail dress in shimmering surface, texture and 3d printing at Paris Fashion week. via VIDEO | Iris Van Herpen Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris – NOWFASHION.
A new robotic mannequin has been developed by a professor at the Hong Kong Polytecnic University of textile and clothing. It transforms according to exact measurements entered digitally, resulting in a myriad of body shapes. Perfect for personally tailoring, couture dressmaking, schools and quality control. i.dummy
Northwestern University in Chicago has announced results in electric brain treatment that may hold the key to rehabilitating memory disorders stemming from alzheimer’s, aging, brain injury, schizophrenia, stroke and just plain ole’ forgetfulness…Results showed substantial improvement of memory tests after the 3rd day of 20 minute cranial massages for 5 consecutive days using electric impulsesContinue reading “Future Tense: TMS Mind Massage”
The process of additive manufacturing is evolving very quickly and it won’t be long before the everyday consumer really feels the impact. For the moment, the novelty lends itself well to the luxury market, whether it’s a printed CAR, HOUSE or more modestly, the customizable Prada shoe! Clients can soon choose not only heels andContinue reading “3D Printing: The Evolution”
A highly innovative design from Deniz Karasahin, Paris won the 2014 A’Design contest for a medical brace. It is not only custom 3-D printed to each patient but because of the material, is waterproof, lightweight, environmentally sound and bacteria-resistant. There are ultrasound probes on the interior that directly touch the skin so regular low intensityContinue reading “The Osteoid Brace: A’Design Winner 2013-2014”
Taking a rather novel approach to drones, this prototype for a new breed of tiny flying robots could hail a new chapter in stealth use that mimic the insect world. These “MAVs” (micro aerial vehicles) have been difficult to control and are weighed down but New York University has developed one that is featherweight andContinue reading “The Jelly Moth: Micro Flying Robot”
Taking height to the absolute limit, Seoul is proceeding with the 450m infinity tower, the world’s first “invisible” tower. Designed by GDS architects, it will feature various cutting edge Korean technology such as 18 weatherproof optical cameras that will generate an invisible viewpoint for pedestrians and an elaborate LED System for flashing away birds orContinue reading “The Sky’s the Limit: Seoul’s Infinity Tower”
A few examples how the introduction of 3D printing is quickly transforming our contemporary aesthetics with almost no limits to the imagination…
Coming to Europe and Russia later this year, the new Philips DesignLine 2013 TV comes in 46- and 55-inch screen sizes, has a LCD display sitting behind the front glass sheet with active 3D technology for Full HD 3D, wifi and smart capabilities. It also sits casually on the floor, floating above the ground inContinue reading “Philips DesignLine 2013”
Stars came out to see the unveiling of the world’s first 3D printed dress (well, Deborah Harry anyhow…) Designed by Michael Schmidt of Lady Gaga/Cher fame (ok?) in collaboration with SHAPEWAYS, the resulting linked nylon was sprayed black, sprinkled with Swarovski and poured over the VERY beautiful Dita Von Teese. Oolala!
With the race on for wearable technologies such as smartwatches by Apple and Samsung, Google is forging ahead with it’s glasses that incorporate augmented reality, straight out of William Gibson’s novel, “Virtual Light” from 1993. Here you can have a sneak preview what this will look like… Google Glass “Explorer” will retail for approx. US$1,500Continue reading “Through the Looking Glass: Google’s “Explorer””
British Columbia-based Hyperstealth Biotechnology claims to be working on an extraordinary “invisibility cloak” that would render its wearer virtually invisible. Citing security concerns, the camouflage-design company has yet to provide anything beyond mock-ups of the Quantum Stealth cloak, but explained that the fabric works by bending light around a person, enabling them to disappear intoContinue reading “Invisibility Cloak: Hyperstealth”
HIRIKO is a refreshing concept in urban mobility from Spain. Focusing on the relationship between the city, its citizens and their vehicles making things easier and more accessible. It is technologically very advanced being a 100% electric vehicle.Sustainable, social and smart. Clip HIRIKO from HIRIKO Driving Mobility on Vimeo.
Possibly the most disruptive technology since the internet, 3D printing is revolutionizing how design is approached and is bound to lead to some increasingly complex aesthetics. The video really says it best. Shapeways
Alpha Lyrae,the latest collection from Vega Zaishi Wang, was recently showcased at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) as part of The Creators Project, a global platform launched by Intel and Vice.She is Beijing based and a 2008 graduate from St. Martins, perhaps explaining the visual link to McQueen and Chalayan. Inspired by aContinue reading “Poetry in Motion: Alpha Lyrae”
Aerofex, an aerospace company from California, has developed a working prototype hover bike. According to the website Innovation News Daily, rotors on the underside of the vehicle provide lift, and the pilot controls the bike by leaning to the left and right. Aerofex has no immediate plans to commercially launch the vehicle to the publicContinue reading “Ride On!: The Hoverbike”