Fashion & Design (176)
Taking cover under plastic waste
The designer Garth Britzman has used plastic bottles to create a cover for a parking space. To give it a bit of colour, he added dyed liquid to the bottles to produce a specific design.
Why it matters
Is this an interesting and creative use of recycled material? Are practical yet artistic installations the way forward to help solve a very serious problem such as plastic waste?
Eyesee is a mannequin with a camera mounted behind one of its eyes that feeds data into facial-recognition software like the ones used by police. It logs the age, gender and race of passers-by. It is currently being used in three European countries and the United States.
The company that makes the mannequin, Almax is actually testing technology that would allow retailers to eavesdrop on what shoppers say about the mannequin’s attire.
Many women have been maddened by their high heels. To combat this shoe rage, the vending machines of Rollasole and Afterheels provide ultra-compact, chic ballerina slippers for party girls who don’t want to go home barefoot after a long night at the club.