As far as we’re concerned, risqué fashion is great, provided you can pull it off without any nip slips, crotch shots, or VPLs. (Unless, of course, you’re Lady Gaga, in which case you can wear a butt-less paper bag and people will still love you.) The “Intimacy Dress,” however, turns this logic inside-out. A creation of Dutch designers Daan Roosegaarde and Maartje Dijkstra (you’re on your own there with pronunciation), the garment is made of strips of “e-foils.” The foils react to motion, so that as someone approaches the dress, the material becomes more and more transparent, leaving you exposed to whomever is in the vicinity.
We’d imagine this dress would be a dream for exhibitionists, boys who always wanted x-ray vision just to see girls naked, or … Lady Gaga. In fact, we’re surprised she doesn’t already own one of these. Check out one more image, after the jump … [Fashioning Tech] Keep reading »
Pissed that their uber-expensive tech toys shut down in intense heat and sun, three iPad users are suing Apple for everything from false advertising to breaching consumer protection laws. The three plaintiffs — Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning — have filed their complaint in Oakland, CA, and their lawyer hopes to turn it into a class action suit on behalf of all affected iPad users. With mounting reports of iPads shutting themselves down in high temperatures, we wonder if anything will come of this. Surely that’s an obnoxious defect, but the device’s instruction manual does warn that it won’t function properly above 95 degrees, so maybe Apple has managed to adequately cover its ass on this one. iPad users, have you been having any heat-related issues? [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
Hubby Stefan Magdalinski knew that his wife, Kay, wanted an iPad for her birthday. But like a wily scamp, Stefan did not want to make it easy on her. Instead of using the obvious Apple box, he wrapped her iPad in plastic and had his friends who run a London chocolate shop dip it in frozen chocolate carbonite! The result? A gift that for Kay looks like a giant chocolate bar, but is actually a dream toy for an “Apple nut.” Dude totally should have gotten a blowie after that one. See one more photo, after the jump … [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Today in randomness on Etsy.com: check out this human thumb-shaped USB drive. The gadget is made from flesh-tinted urethane and based on a rubber cast of the creator’s own thumb. Um, ew? Anyone else think a human thumb coming out of your laptop is a bit too Salvador Dali-ish for real life? [Etsy.com] Keep reading »
Designer Norma Kamali made a rather interesting contribution to “CatWalk Becomes TechWalk,” a new public display of fashion and art unveiled last week in New York. While others clothed their mannequins in all things sparkly and astronaut-esque, Kamali revealed a mannequin adorned only in branding and bar codes. Download the app at getscanlife.com, scan the barcodes on Kamali’s mannequins, and learn all you like about the designer and her collection. Kind of cool, no? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Usually when fashion and technology are integrated, you think, Hmm, that’s an interesting idea (a biking jacket outfitted with blinking turn signals on the back, anyone?), or you just laugh out loud (does weather-activated fashion really have a purpose?). Here’s something that actually seems legitimately wearable: the HoodieBuddie is a sweatshirt that replaces the hood’s ties with earbuds, so your headphones are always conveniently located. Somehow, the makers even managed to make the garment washable, too. Meaning your headphones would stay a little cleaner, we guess?
What do you think of the HoodieBuddie—geeky cute or way too geeky? [CrunchGear] Keep reading »
For some of us, shoes are always on the brain. Now, they can be on the brain, feet and desk, playing your jams. These $55 Japanese stiletto speakers connect to your computer via USB and, surprisingly, are totally something we might wear if they were, you know, real shoes. And if you know anyone with a shoe fetish, congratulations, you’ve got Christmas covered. [Gadget Review] Keep reading »
You turn on The Weather Channel for tornado warnings. You turn on the local radio for flood warnings. But what about those, um, natural disasters a little closer to home? Meet a new iPhone app — purportedly just for men — called Code Red: A Survival Guide To Her Monthly Cycle. Yes, boys, you can pay $1.99 to be alerted on your smart phone the exact days of the month your lady’s egg drops down her fallopian tubes. Keep reading »
Should have seen this one coming. Seriously, what is it about the image of bacon that makes people put it everywhere—bras, iPod cases, masking tape, wallets. Is it because it’s retro? Or just oh-so delicious? Bacon is funny … but why? Truth be told, we’re rather into it, and could definitely jump into the frying pan with this bacon iPad sleeve. [Unplggd] Keep reading »
Not to sound like a whiny brat, but the Gilt app for the iPhone kind of disappoints. They meant well, but the small screen means it’s hard to pass judgment on tiny frocks under all that limited time offer pressure. Blessedly, a handful of iPad apps have swooped in to solve challenging First World issues like these with their awesomeness in the arena of style. (Of course, you need an iPad to start with, but I digress … ) Check out our favorites, after the jump. Keep reading »