08.10.2011

Would you wear your Facebook profile as a dress?

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It was only a matter of time before someone created a piece of clothing based on a Facebook profile, what with the Follow Me on Twitter tights being sold on Etsy a few months ago.

The dress speaks for itself really, a Facebook profile made into a flimsy looking dress all in the name of... um... fashion?

Via Likecool.

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07.22.2011

Hover bike created by Australian designer

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At the end of my bio on the Popgadget 'about' page I wrote that my dream gadget would be a hover board, like those in Back to the Future or even Thundercats. Well according to Ubergizmo it might not be such a crazy dream-like idea after all, as Australian mechanical designer Chris Malloy is working on creating his very own hover bike - OK, so it might not be a board, but surely that'll be the next step...

The hover bike has been designed to move above the ground with the help of two propellers and uses the same kind of flying principle as a tandem-rotor Chinook helicopter with one of the huge propellers at the front and another at the back.

Although the hover bike has been designed right down to the smallest detail, it's yet to be tested, which in all honesty doesn't fill me with much confidence. However, Malloy is confident the bike will be a success and believes it could be ready to go into production in the next few years.

Via Ubergizmo.

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07.14.2011

Ostrich head pillow lets you have desk nap times

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Spanish design studio Kawamura-Ganjavian created the Ostrich, which is essentially just a huge, wearable head pillow, for those that need power naps to get through the day.

I understand why it'd be useful and I don't doubt that it'd probably be very comfortable, but imagine walking into an office to find all of your colleagues wearing Ostrichs on their heads, wouldn't it look like a scene from a low-budget alien invasion movie?!

Via Springwise.

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07. 4.2011

CtrlAltDelete cup set: The ultimate refresh

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We love this geeky tea set with three cups made to look like Ctrl Alt and Delete keys. Not only are they a perfect gift or a quirky addition to your desk, but they take the meaning of a refresh to a whole new level!

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06.30.2011

Eliptical desk brings a work-out to your office

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If you have a desk job you know how hard it is to squeeze exercise into your working day. So, if you're a telecommuter and work from home (or work in a very relaxed office) then you might want to try the Elliptical Machine Office Desk from Hammacher Schlemmer.

It's a desk specially designed to be used in conjunction with a standard elliptical machine and according to the website, lets you burn around 4,000 calories per working week. It's a great idea and would certainly get people moving, but would you really be able to concentrate on your actual work as you're also trying to focus on a rather sweaty work-out? The desk retails at $8,000 from Hammacher Schlemmer so although it may be an interesting concept, squeezing in a jog during your lunch break would probably make much more financial sense.

Via Engadget.

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12.23.2009

CO2 Dress Senses Pollution, Owns the Runway

The pretty frock in he picture is more than the latest piece of haute couture. Thanks to the efforts of Forster Rohner, Alexandra Institute, diffus.dk, and The Danish Design School this dress is not only fashion-forward it's also eco-friendy.

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The LEDs embroidered into the dress actually show the levels of CO2 in the room. The dress monitors CO2 levels and transmits the information to the LEDs which flicker in response to the data. I wonder if the decision to make the dress a charcoal gray a purposeful one made by the collaborators to symbolize our declining air quality. At any rate, this is another example of how technology and fashion can come together to create something that's beautiful and functional both on and off the catwalk.

Via Fashioning Tech

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12.22.2009

Casio Celebrates Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary

Hello Kitty, the fictional character that adorns everything from purses to laptops is beloved around the world. The iconic kitty is turning 35 and to celebrate, Casio is unveiling this limited edition Hello Kitty Casio EX-Z90 digital camera.

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The camera is available in two versions of pink. The area surrounding the lens is decked out in Swarovski crystals and of course features the face of Kitty and her trademark bow. Spec-wise, this is a a solid camera. It has 12.1 megapixels and 3x optical zoom. There's also intelligent Auto Focus that can detect any subject and automatically adjust exposure and focus. In addition, the Dynamic Photo function has been tweaked making it both easier and faster to create animated greeting cards or any other digital creations.

Unfortunately, this camera is a Korea exclusive, so you'll have to find an import site. But that shouldn't be too big of a hurdle for Hello Kitty fans.The price tag, however, might be a little much to swallow. Expect to pay $500 to satisfy your Hello Kitty lust.

Via Aving.net

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12. 9.2009

LED Kimono Takes the Stage

There's something about LEDs and clothing that really gets me, provided it's done well. You won't catch me within 100 feet of one of those cheesy light-up holiday sweaters, especially those garish Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer deals. This kimono however, has class and sophistication that negates the gimmicky feel of the LED lighting.

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The kimono was created by performing artist/composer Miya Masaoka. The garment's sleeve has 444 LED that are individually controlled. The lights respond primarily to sound and the movement of the wearer. Future iterations of the kimono will allow it to function more as a smart garment with the ability to improvise, listen, and react to its environment.

It looks a little bulky with the lights on, but once the lights are dimmed, this piece of performance art becomes a fluid showcase of captivating light and movement.

Via FashioningTech

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11.30.2009

Wear Your Favorite Celebrity's DNA

Some people pine to look like their favorite celebrities while others just want to dress like them. Now, you can actually smell like your favorite celebrity. Perfume company My DNA Fragrance is taking scents to decidedly creepy level. Using DNA from your favorite celebrities, they are creating custom fragrances using your favorite celebrity's hair samples.

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Selling under the "Antiquity" line, the list of famous hair donors include Marilyn Munroe, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Kathrine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, and Albert Einstein. Thanks to a promotional sale. each cologne or perfume costs $59.99 with a percentage of the proceeds going to the celebrity's estate as well as the charities they supported. If the celebrity did not have a charity, My DNA Fragrance will donate to one on their behalf.

If smelling like someone else just isn't your thing, you can send in your own genetic code via a cotton swab and have your own scent made into a perfume or cologne. Or you can gift a bottle of
"Eau de You" to someone special in your life. It's a 50/50 shot of generating an "awww" or and "ewwww" repsonse.

Via Born Rich

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11.25.2009

Flare Dress Has Techie Flair

After the gorgeous Galaxy Dress, I've been keeping my eyes open for more awesomely fabulous fashionable tech. Lo and behold, there's the Flare Dress from Dutch designer Stijn Ossevoort. The dress in itself is lovely, a light and breezy number perfect for a spring day. What makes this frock a talking point is the dandelion detailing.

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When a breeze hits the dress, the dandelions come to life, glowing in all their gentle LED glory. That's right the Flair dress is a wind-activated number that lights up in a pattern of lights when the wind or a human blows on it. A whimsical affair, I can't wait to see what other innovative designs will come from this talented designer.

Via Born Rich

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