Artist Daan Roosegaarde paid the ultimate tribute to Vincent Van Gogh by installing a glowing bike path inspired by his “Starry Night” painting. The path sits in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, near Van Gogh’s former home. The area’s scenery served as inspiration for many Van Gogh’s works, and in turn, Roosegaarde’s creation will inspire its current residents. The path runs on solar-powered LED lights and was designed to appeal energy conservancy enthusiasts, art fans, and any citizens would simply benefit from a beautiful destination in their hometown. The path opened on Wednesday and stretches on for about half a mile. The lights within the path charge during the day and gather enough energy to glow for eight hours through the evening. [NPR] [Image via Studio Roosegaarde/NPR] Keep reading »
Dating is hard enough without having your dress become see-through when you get turned on. The Intimacy 2.0 dress, designed by Daan Roosegaarde, is the first garment that responds to arousal. When the leather and opaque “e-foils” detect the wearer’s increased heart rate, they become transparent.
“Intimacy 2.0 is a fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology … Technology is used here not merely functional but also as a tool to create intimacy as well as privacy on a direct, personal level which in our contemporary tech society is becoming increasingly important,” said Roosegaarde.
All I can imagine are potential moments of unwanted exposure in the Intimacy 2.0. Like if someone scares you and suddenly your nipples are showing. Or you’re running to catch the subway and find your ass crack exposed. No thanks. I think I’d prefer and invisibility cape. Isn’t that supposed to be happening soon? [Huffington Post]