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Oculus/Eye Patch...
Oculus/Eye Patch... IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Please read: _PRE-ORDER_ This listing is for the pre-order phase of the Oculus Patch. Pre-order will be open for approx. two weeks: July 23rd, 1016 - August 6th, 1016. Our goal is to sell at least 30 patches, or more. If there is a need to increase availability that can be done as and when required. Please be informed of the following information: These are being made in a cooperative effort between myself and a friend. All orders for this patch will not begin being produced until the pre-order phases closes. Then everyone will have to wait approx. two weeks for the patches to be crafted, sent to me, then packaged, and sent out to everyone who purchased one. These will most likely not be produced again unless the demand is high enough to to warrant doing so. However, it would be my intention to continue moving forward and offering other designs rather than simply offering just the one or a number of others. Item specifications: Patch: Dark Grey/Black Material & White and Red Threading. Dimensions: 5.75 x 5.75. Each patch comes backed with a red material, numbered by hand, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Each patch will also have finished edges like you see in the second example photograph above. With each patch will be included a small sample of printed art miniatures... each containing three different small prints. If you purchase this patch with other items from the shop, please be informed that you will have to wait to receive your other purchased items until we have completed the crafting process for the patches themselves.

You may also contact me directly to purchase as well.

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‘Esmerelda Portable Information System’ - Demetrius Romanos for Thomson Consumer Electronics (1998)

“Worn on a belt or as a purse, this ‘digital snowglobe’ has a liquid crystal display and can be personalized through a variety of casings–“skins”. Users can access information–both graphic and audio–by using a control key to scroll through icons and then shaking the unit to choose the desired function. When not on the move, it can be linked to a desktop computer to download music and data. The Esmerelda would hang on a “data hook” that would connect the PDA to a computer like any other peripheral.”

*Since there were no images of this concept online, I got in contact with the designer, Demetrius Romanos, and he sent over these!

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Oak Research Kanto Varsity Jacket inspired by Pokemon
Oak Research Kanto Varsity Jacket inspired by Pokemon. Premium quality Pokemon jacket hand printed here at our studio in the UK. Printed with a 3D effect soft-touch flocked vinyl. Includes a hidden opening in each pocket for headphone cord and loops below the neck line to secure your headphones. . Twin needle stitching detailing . 2 side pockets . Ribbed cuff and hem . Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified production 80% Cotton 20% Polyester, 330gsm. Size Guide (to fit chest in inches): XS S M L XL XXL 32 34 38 42 46 50

posted the Team Rocket Jacket earlier, but figured you would like some… options…

Hot-to-Trot Tuesday!
Every office runs differently, but as for my office– every Tuesday morning we gather and have a status meeting. On Monday’s we’re typically quiet and have our noses in our computers dealing with the leftovers of the week prior and sifting through our emails. So, on Monday’s I typically don’t “dress up” as it’s not really the most buttoned-up day of the week for my schedule. On Tuesday’s however, I like to bring my A-game.

Pulling inspo from men’s suiting with the trousers and heels and sprinkling in feminine touches like a red lip and a light blue shirt with a 40’s popover vibe to it, plus little dashes of gold take this look from boyfriendwear to boyfriend chic! (That’s of course if your boyfriend is a model in Burberry ads!) ;)

Here’s the breakdown:

TOP: JCrew Puff-cleeve popover in stripe, $20.99* (sale)

JACKET: Zara Jersey blazer, color- navy, $79.90

EARRINGS: Target faux citrine studs, $29.99

WATCH: Fossil flight plated stainless steel watch - gold tone, $135

PANTS: Zara checked print trousers, $59.90

SHOES: Aldo Falge lace-up heel in Cognac, $100

• LIP: MAC lipstick in lady bug, $14.50

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Total Outfit Cost: $440.28

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(Eep! $450 is rather steep!) How You Can Save on This Look: 

• Omit the $135 watch and swap-in some gold bangles or gold-toned cuff

• Omit the $30 earrings and swap-in a pearl stud or thin gold hoop

• Omit the $100 heels and swap-in a nude or brown leather pump

• Omit the $15 lipstick and swipe a peachy gloss. *Another way to inject femme w/o the red/orange lip is to opt for a winged eye liner look, or give your cheeks an extra swipe of blush.

By swapping-in items you may already own, you can accomplish this ensamble for $160.80! What’s also great about the individual items displayed here is, you can wear them SO many ways with other items from your closet!

Wearability-conscious and fab!

BioRing - the Personal Trainer on Your Finger

By Sachin Bahal

Have you ever wanted a wearable that tracks more than just your steps and wish it was in a small compact size? Introducing the BioRing, a wellness tracker that is compact, stylish and automatically measures calories intake, protein intake, fat intake and consumption, calorie consumption, sleep level and status, heart rate, stress levels, water levels, activity intensity and distance and steps.

All of this is in a ring-sized wearable that is waterproof, scratch-proof and is economically designed and comfortable on the skin. The BioRing wirelessly connects to your iOS and Android device and with the BioRing app, you’ll get to see all the data that is being received from the ring. Even if you were to lose your phone, the BioRing will save your data on the ring itself for up to a week, as long as it’s charged.

Getting more technical, the BioRing has a 3-axis accelerometer which measures your activity and steps, the bio-impedance sensor measures your calorie intake and the changes in your fluid in your cells by sending electrical pulse with high and low frequencies as well as reading the resistance from the skin tissues.

The BioRing team’s Indiegogo campaign has already raised more than $140,000 USD of their $50,000 goal and they still have a two weeks to go (as of writing this post). You can get a BioRing for an early bird price of $199 USD and a delivery estimate of November 2016, the normal retail price of the BioRing will be $299 USD but there’s also a deal to get two BioRings for $349 USD. You’ll be able to choose between black or white and there will be multiple sizes to choose from.

Wearability / Utility

Another element considered during the development of the collection, chosen according to the aim for simplicity, is the wearability of each garment, which should become a useful object to its owner. The suit will represent precisely, motivate and help its owner. And its owner will have to choose it and then he have to forget it.

Albert Einstein had a closet of five identical suit. He owned only five pairs of every necessary element: five shirts, five ties, five pants, etc. In fact, after he found his perfect outfit, who represented him, that protected him, dressed him; he decided not to spend more time choosing what to wear. Therefore he multiplied it for every occasion.

The search for the perfect suit led also us in the development of this project.

Although aware of the impossibility of the concept of perfection, we were motivated by a desire to seek our contingent perfection, for the male and the female dress, which for its wearability will always be worn by both sexes for every occasion, from morning to evening, worn and then forgotten.

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Team Rocket Pokemon inspired Varsity Jacket
Team Rocket Pokemon inspired Varsity Jacket. Prepare for trouble and make it double! Premium quality Pokemon jacket hand printed here at our studio in the UK. Printed with a 3D effect soft-touch flocked vinyl. Includes a hidden opening in each pocket for headphone cord and loops below the neck line to secure your headphones. . Twin needle stitching detailing . 2 side pockets . Ribbed cuff and hem . Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified production 80% Cotton 20% Polyester, 330gsm. Size Guide (to fit chest in inches): XS S M L XL XXL 32 34 38 42 46 50
Oyster card nails let you tap in and out

With trends in wearable technology expected to increase in the next few years, it is no surprise we are seeing more inventive ways to incorporate technology into our clothes and accessories.

Oyster card nails have been made into a legitimate piece of wearable technology. Lucie Davis, a student from Central Saint Martins in London has invented a set of press-on nails that double up as a Transport for London (TFL) Oyster card, enabling you to quite literally touch in and out of the tube.

Davis took the radio-frequency identification tag from an Oyster card and incorporated it into a set of false acrylic nails. Davis told WAH Nails, ‘I took the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embedded it within a full set of acrylic nails to give commuters the ability to pay for their journeys with a single tap or touch.’

Davis is now believed to be in talks with TFL about producing them on a bigger scale. The nails were created as part of Davis’ BA in Jewellery Design to be showcased at the end of the year.

Now all I am thinking is, could we see electronic tap nails applied to bankcards as well? Only time will tell…

Read more about the latest trends in wearable technology here at bit.ly/20iaTPc 

Community Talk: How wearable is "state of the art" luxury watch?

By Valeria Ivashchenko

With the Basel World, a yearly watch and jewelry  trade show, kicking off today, this event will determine how successful and popular the new products will be in the coming year. With over 2 000 exhibitors from 45 countries, the show attracts on average 94 000 visitors on yearly basis. From amateurs to serious collectors, from multi-branded boutiques to independent shop owners- everyone attends the expo. 

You may take the pleasure in looking at those exquisite pieces of art, but the question is how comfortable would you be wearing them?

Hublot LaFerrari MP-05 model replicates the visual aspects of a Ferrari motor. Even though very impressive, such luxury gadget may look rather bulky on your wrist.

http://blog.perpetuelle.com/watches/hublot-laferrari-masterpiece-mp-05-live-pics/#comments

 “It depends on what type of consumer your are” says a Geneva based collector. “Form a collectors perspective, such piece is an eye candy and a must have”. If we are talking about regular person who is looking for an everyday piece a more subtle model would be more suitable.

 “These state of the art watches are here to stay as demand remains strong” explains Katya Ivashchenko, a young marketer from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. “Besides the Jobs-done approach, where the object provides functional value to the owner, it is also about emotional value for the customer - personal satisfaction”.  She also insists that the marketing approach for these types of watches should “exceed customer expectations”. The “ impressive" element is very strong. "You may not be able to wear this type of watch everyday, but you surely will be happy to have one in your collection”.

People will always want to differentiate themselves form the crowd. These watches are here to stay as unique collectors pieces.

 

Flexible memory

The successful embedding of a powerful magnetic memory chip onto flexible plastic material could bring researchers a step closer to making flexible, wearable technology commercially available.

A research team from the National University of Singapore and Yonsei University, South Korea, have achieved this by using a magnesium oxide (MgO)-based magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) to store data. The MgO-based MTJ was grown on a silicon surface, and the underlying silicon was then etched away. Using transfer printing, the magnetic memory chip was implanted on a polyethylene terephthalate plastic surface. The device operates on magnetoresistive RAM.

The plastic surface is flexible enough to be rolled into a tube, making the chip malleable. The team claims that their device outperforms conventional RAM computer chips, with a high processing speed and lower power consumption.

The technology was recently patented in the USA and South Korea. The team are now set to conduct experiments to improve the magnetoresistance of the device by tuning the level of strain in the magnetic structure. They are also planning to apply this technique to other electronic components.

Sorry this is so insanely long...

Hey, look below, it’s the first SS post all about me! :P I don’t have an account here but did want to respond since I’ve clearly upset someone without intending to do so. Sorry in advance for the giant wall of text invading your computer screen right now, but I thought this deserved an open and detailed response.

For the record I actually work pretty hard to not copy other CWs as do my artists, and I wanted to provide the background for each of the three CWs you mention in your post to provide a clearer picture. I hope that doing so helps. The canned cola ruffles as Sonatine mentioned were drawn based on an offsite ref (link provided in her reply to your OP) that I came across on Pinterest. There were no onsite refs used at all, and there was only one style of full side skirt onsite that I can recall at that time that had been released by Karissa and is significantly different from my own. My intent was not to copy anyone with this CW (it was actually done before Lumi with a very specific friend in mind who I knew likes stuff that shows off the legs/feet), and no CWs were ever submitted as references for the skirt either.

As for the shredding on the skull kitty threads I just released (based on this ref: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/71/b1/ac/71b1aca737bfc77c3aa0b65959571a11.jpg), I actually asked for the same waistline shredding to be done on the cola ruffles discussed above back before Lumi. This was before those shorts came out, but at the time my artist had some difficulty creating the effect so we passed on it back during the holidays and made the cola ruffles with a normal waistline. So yes, we had a similar idea (me and the artist you purchased the shorts from). I happened to have the idea before those shorts came out though, and I wasn’t willing to just forgo using the effect when it’s the one I wanted on a longer skirt simply because someone else ended up putting it out on a pair of shorts. Frankly, there are shredded CWs all over onsite now to help with layering effects. I actually recommended the effect to a friend before those shorts were ever released too (and she used it on a jacket that was released well before your shorts came out too, so you weren’t even the first to use it if we’re being fair). I’m sorry if you felt I was copying you. That was never my intent, but I also don’t think it’s fair to treat the matter as if you have some kind of copyright on the shredding effect (and again I kinda had the waistline specific shredding idea long before your shorts were ever put on the market, I discussed it with my artist at length last year when we were trying to do it with the cola ruffles, and I made the suggestion to my friend to do the shredding on the jacket that was released before your shorts).

As for the hair, it was based on this ref: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/bb/1e/e0/bb1ee08b55eb899d4b8ce2c5f0d76a47.jpg. I hadn’t actually seen the pouf’s overlay until almost a week after I sent in the commission request and was trying to find a wig with the right forehead placement as an added ref (forehead placement on wigs with no bangs tends to bug me if it’s too high). Instead of going through the head layer in the wardrobe that is so gigantic it would take me ages, I chose to look at some wishlists of users who I know have similar taste to me. I located the pouf on tania’s wishlist if I recall correctly, and I was up front with my artist about it as soon as I found it (and actually added it to my own wishlist shortly thereafter because I don’t really think the wigs are similar at all to be honest). Yes, I did use it as a ref for hairline placement on the forehead and knew after the fact that the pouf was closely aligned with the commission I had already requested before coming across it; however, in addition to me being up front as soon as I found it Cathii also put a lot of effort into differentiating things on the wig to ensure it’s very different from the pouf while being closely aligned to my original ref. Those changes include 1) minimizing the poof on top of the head, 2) adding lots of visible hair to one side of the head, 3) making the hair wavy instead of straight, 4) not using a ponytail, and 5) using the braids from my ref and not the shaved area that’s on the poof. We did everything we could to differentiate it (including having someone else look at it before it was submitted to give another opinion), and I’m not going to forgo an active commission request I’d already put in with an artist who was working on it simply because there are so many wigs already onsite (and I’m sorry, but I can’t know all of them and didn’t know about this specific one until after requesting the CW based on my own ref).

I hope that this helps to shed some light on the behind the scenes work on each of these three CWs and how they came to be. Please know that you can always reach out to me by smail or public comments on Subeta to discuss any concern you may have with my CWs. I’m nice and an open person, and I don’t want my CWs to be causing someone else frustration. I’m always happy to chat something out if you’d like, either now or in the future.