I recently came across Soomi Park’s LED Eyelashes on Gizmodo.
Without knowing anything about Ms. Park’s design philosophy it would be easy to dismiss these as just some weird Asian quirky accessory that a niche subculture would wear when going clubbing (think Japanese Ganguro). As several bloggers and commenters have stated, wearing these would be like a special form of torture for the fairer sex. And they would be. Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t find a way to design them into one of my own costumes. I could think of at least 2 events a year I could wear these to. As noted on Gizmodo, they are strangely hypnotic.
But then I read this on her website: “Her artwork utilizes the increasing banalization of plastic surgery in many countries around the world, including in Korea.”
I then remembered that the number one form of plastic surgery in Japan and Korea is the kind that makes the eye more round. And these LED Eyelashes very obviously change the shape of the eye, at least to the observer.
So it’s not about fashion. It’s art making a statement. So right on Soomi Park!
Here is a video for your viewing pleasure (note: no need to watch the entire video, it’s awfully long… you’ll get it after the first 30 seconds).
It seems like each day we are moving close and closer to the imaginary future world envisioned by the likes of Philip K Dick, William Gibson, and to a degree, Steven Speildberg. This MP3 mirror by Stocco, which is actually in production and not just a concept, is just one more step in the journey. Pretty soon people’s homes are going to resemble Chief John Anderton’s from Minority Report.
Stocco Maitre MP3 Touchscreen Mirror
And that is just fine by me. This mirror integrates touch screen controls for your iPod (or other MP3 player) as well as a radio, clock and barometer (presumably for checking the weather in order to determine which hairstyle will work best in the current humidity).
No word on price yet. And it doesn’t say whether there are built in speakers or if you have to connect to separate speakers through the iPod headphone jack. Hopefully not the latter (see previous post about my aversion to cables).
The Cardok PopUp Garage takes the phrase “Keepin Up With The Jones” to a whole new level! The garage hides your car under ground using an elevator like mechanism. It is driven by a hydraulic platform which can be hidden under a water feature, flowerbed, or even a second car. You can activate it using your electronic key fob. So far, only eight have been built in London and are growing with popular demand.
They don’t come cheap though. First you h ave to be on waiting the list which is currently four months long. It takes 10 weeks to build and will cost you up to $61,181 depending your customization. Add another car ontop and it will be $72,816 (50,000 pounds).
Don’t just watch James Bond movies. Live like him.
The new iPhone 3.0 update will finally solve some of the common feature requests that are standard with any smart phone such as ability to send MMS and copy and paste functions.
New Apple iPhone 4G with OLED
Furthermore, it looks like the next generation if the iPhone 4G is rumoured to have something else skin deep. It will supposedly have an OLED screen by Korean electronics manufacturer LG. The advantage of OLED is that it does not require a backlight for displaing images or video on the screen thus vastly improving battery life. It should also be thinner and have better picture quality.
So what do you think? Think this is going to happen? Comment below.
In the market for more serious skin care, but not able to make it to a spa? There are quite a few tools available for those seeking more intensive at-home treatments for their skin. More and more gadgets are coming on the market that use electricity, LED light, and even lasers to treat conditions like acne, wrinkles and dark spots. Tanda Skin Care (above) is available in the U.S. through doctors or retailers like Sephora.com. Their Clear Acne Treatment Kit, which includes a special cleanser and anti-blemish gel, is $250, while the Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit sells for $275.
If it’s hair removal you’re looking for, there’s the $250 no!no! hair removal system (left). And if you’re really serious about getting rid of unwanted hair, a company called Tria will deliver “a hair-free existence” for $795. It’s not exactly cheap, but compared to similar spa treatments that cost thousands of dollars, it is something of a bargain.
So Yajaira calls me and asks me to work with her… i said suree wat do u want to do? spring theme?… and i said ohhh i want to do a black and white theme… even though black and white is more for fall but lets try it out.. Our model Madison is from model mayhem. She was perfect for the shoot! tall, blonde and skinny! 32-24-32 perfect… Its hard to say but, it takes more to be a model then determination!! looks are very important in styling, makeup and photography. Either its in you or not…. xoxo V
Ok everyone! Are you ready for Fall 2009 yet? This winter sucked or what? its the coldest winter since the how many years? the 50’s JK? I know i know! we are anticipating for spring/summer 2009 to come and here im already blabbing about Fall 2009 fashion..
My favorite show this past week was Erin Wasson X RVCA! I know you gadget geeks are wondering who she is! Well for starters she’s this supermodel/ stylist/ fashion designer. Wasson was Alexander Wang’s muse before she went on her own