Art and Design
Good news for those who have always wanted to wear a pair of pants that detect your every move. According to scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the smart technology will soon be integrated right into the fabric of fashion items.
Perfectly timed with the recession and decreased spending, come the world's most expensive jeans, by artist Damien Hirst. Through a partnership with Levis, Hirst created these jeans as a form of wearable art; but at their cost, I'd be afraid to leave the house in them, or maybe that's just because of their unique fashion statement.
No. You're kidding, right? You think that boomers are going to squat on a toilet?
The designers of Go With The Flo, from Arizona State University (ASU) Design School, say that their squat toilet is a toilet concept for baby boomers to help them get Yoga exercise. Not this boomer!
There are many untraditional couples out there who would never dream of having a typical wedding complete with the white dress, tuxedo, pastel bridesmaids and flashy diamonds. Having been one of these brides myself, I'm happy to see a unique wedding band alternative that truly binds the bride and groom together.
Chinese chess (Xiangqi) is centuries old; some historians date the game back to 400 BC. All this time, blind and other visually disabled persons have been unable to play one of China's most popular games. But last year, design professor Michael Siu, of Hong Kong Polytechnical University (PolyU), created a Chinese chess set for blind persons and others with varying levels of visual impairments. The set has opened up a new sport to millions of vision impaired persons that allows them to be included in a very popular national game.