Aqua Light is a luminescent curtain embedded with solar panels, LEDs and fiber optics. Designed by Lin Yun Lien, a recent graduate of Textile Futures program at Central Saint Martins, the project is inspired by the bio-luminescent qualities of jellyfish.
Designed by fashion student Mareike Michel, Klight is a motion-sensitive LED dress that senses the wearer's movements and converts the dynamics into a light pattern. What makes Klight rather unique is the LED display made from a new stretchable, circuit board developed by Fraunhofer IZM.…
British fashion student Georgie Davies, in collaboration with Sony Ericsson, designed and developed a working prototype of a dress that animates and lights up when you receive a call. The dress is designed to wirelessly connect to a phone via bluetooth. When the wearer receives a call, the translucent white scales that embellish the dress move and light up.
I'd love to see the movement of the scales but unfortunately I could not find… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 19, 2009 at 10:49am —
SquidLondon's color-changing umbrellas are now available for sale! Although it doesn't rain in LA much, I'm super excited to get one. I wish now they would make me some hydrochromic wellies (to match my umbrella of course) so I can watch them change color as I jump in water puddles!
When I saw this image, my heart sank. The elephant in the room which most of the interactive fashion world often fails to address is the social consequences of developing these technologies.
The world of advertising may (or may not) become one of the earliest adapters of interactive fashion, turning the body into a mobile billboard. The thought of a Nike ad, however artfully done, animating across a Nike branded T somehow seems a… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 17, 2009 at 11:11am —
Atton Conrad is a London based photographer who creates these ethereal light-trail images enhanced with photoshop magic. I love the ephemeral quality of his light dresses and thought his work served as a great source of inspiration for interactive fashion.
The video above demonstrates a nice prototype developed by InnTex of a pressure sensitive fabric that contains electroluminescent fibers. Everything is controlled by an Arduino. By pressing it, you can turn the light on or… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 15, 2009 at 11:04am —
Interactive Wear AG from Starnberg, Germany is developing a set of electronic kits for wearable applications targeted specifically at designers.
Each kit comes with a range of electronic components from textile-integrated solar modules and heating elements to communication networking devices and LED lights. All kits include user documentation and contain all the parts required… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 15, 2009 at 10:46am —
Medialab Prado is having a call for projects to be developed at an intensive workshop in Madrid, Spain. I was at their last workshop and it was pretty amazing with various groups working on interesting interactive works. I highly encourage everyone to apply.
The deadline for submission is June 10 and the workshop will take place July 16-30.
If you were into Mr. Potato Head as a kid, then you'll love the Xoddo site where you can design, build and order your very own custom plush. Fusing the designer toy craze with the trend for mass customization, Xoddo follows the business model of other online sites that allow users to create unique one off items. A plush will cost you $28 while a smaller beanie version runs $18.
The Morning Monster is an adorable plush alarm clock that gently wakes you up in the morning by raising your blinds to allow the sunlight to flood your room. Developed by Nick Hardeman, the alarm can be set by pressing on the critter's buck teeth and turned on and off by pressing his cross-stiched nose.
In the morning when the alarm goes off, the blinds automatically open. The blinds can also be… Continue
Added by Syuzi on June 3, 2009 at 8:27pm —