Art and Design
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.
Following an ancient samurai fashion tradition is the Haramaki. Once used to protect the stomach and kidneys from sharp swords, this fashion item is now used to protect against much less harsh elements; namely the weather. Read on and decide if the Haramaki is a fashion statement for the future, or if it should have gone extinct with the Samurai's.
High fashion doesn't always appeal to the masses, but fashion that hits the international runways often finds itself a major topic of conversation. Memorable, modern and mystic, the Octopus Dress finally gives women the opportunity to live out their fantasies; while most girls dreamed of being the Little Mermaid, there are some fashion lovers out there who had darker tastes and lusted after Ursula.