Art and Design
Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material. His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget. His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable.
What woman doesn't like the message delivered when a sparkly rock of an engagement ring is placed on her finger? Even if she doesn't want to marry the man, it's the ultimate form of flattery and pretty snazzy fashion. But now, there's the Inner Message engagement ring that not only implies that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, it says it!
For many, when driving at night, or even long hours during the day; they run the risk of nodding off behind the wheel and coming to terms with their own mortality. Without a fellow passenger on hand to keep tabs on the driver's alertness, falling asleep behind the wheel is a very real danger. The Drive Alert Master is a smart technology that keeps drivers awake through annoyance, just like having your spouse in the passenger seat!
Twice awarded Designer of the Year, UK native Hussein-Chalayan doesn't have the typical background you'd come to expect of a fashion designer - in fact, he's a tech geek who's translated his knowledge into fashion and that certainly comes across in his unique designs. On exhibit now at the Design Museum in the UK until May 17th, one of Chalayan's exhibits have visitors to the museum asking, is it fashion or is it furniture?
The Body Laptop Wooly Jumper is a homemade, knitted fashion for the profoundly paranoid. A fashion prototype in concept only, this funny and freaky fashion might just be an emerging trend in fashion; but I doubt it. Read on and see why...and just wait until you see the hysterically useless keyboard jumper/glove.
We've seen clothing companies like Rosa Loves which spreads awareness about charity causes with their t-shirts. And now there's ARK, which stands for Acts of Random Kindness; a fashion line which does exactly what the name says. Its t-shirts for men and women aren't inspirational themselves, but through their purchase the funding is made available to support random acts of kindness.