This hoodie top is specially designed to conceal your identity from closed-circuit television. It’s a project by artist Adam Harvey, and part of a line of similar pieces of clothing he’s created. It’s made of metallic reflective fabric not unlike the protective material used in some layers of firemen’s uniforms. The idea is that the material smears out or otherwise conceals your body’s thermal output and that can confuse overhead surveillance cameras—like those you sometimes see used on late-night cops reality shows.
If you followed Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ epic, 11-hour filibuster efforts against a bill that would have shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state (and quite possibly still will), you probably also know her shoes. As demonstrated by their newfound popularity on Amazon, the pink Mizuno Wave Riders she wore have become their own symbols of political resistance.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Michelle Obama and the White House just joined Instagram. We’ll see if they can rock the web as hard as Hillary Clinton did with her awesome Twitter bio.
- Asia’s first 3-D printed fashion show was a big hit.
- An 18-year old Icelandic WikiLeaks volunteer made about $5,000 working as a paid FBI informant.
- Here’s a video pitch for Atlantis … a virtual black market for drugs.
- The environmental blog Grist created a crowdsourced Google map of America’s natural disasters.
- A new study has found that mobile ads are what’s killing your phone’s battery power.
- Facebook has fixed a bug that let hackers hijack accounts via SMS text message.
- A study found that big data offers the travel industry many amazing opportunities for growth but that major brands are not taking advantage of these benefits.
- Taco Bell has launched a “Protein Power” menu, which will be loaded with extra meat. Yum?
"No one is going to execute your idea the same way you are, so just get out there, get feedback, talk to anyone … in the startup world and get advice from them. That was the first thing we did."
—Katie Finnegan, co-founder of Hukkster, one of Time.com’s top 10 startups to watch in 2013. Hukkster allows you to tag items online, track them, and will let you know when they go on sale.
In need of a CEO, Lululemon posts a job description
“Right now we’re hoping for the best and expecting the worst. That’s just the reality of the situation we’re in.”
Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman reacts to the news that Nike will no longer produce the Livestrong apparel line.
How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew Into A Cult Brand
Read here how Jenna Lyons has take J.Crew from ugly duckling to fashion arbiter.
Apparently, Google+ isn’t useless to brands.
Here’s the live video window Topshop and Google+ designed for London Fashion Week.
Science and Fashion Unite At Paris’s 2013 Fashion Week
Iris van Herpen’s runway show titled “Voltage” opened with a model swaying through the electrical currents of a Tesla Coil.
Fashion and science collide in this dress which is made out of thousands of tiny plastic hairs.
“My work very much comes from abstract ideas and using new techniques, not the reinvention of old ideas,” van Herpen commented. “I believe it will only be a matter of time before we see the clothing we wear today produced with [3-D printing].”
Click here to see more about the Iris van Herpen’s Spring 2013 presentation.
The shoes you find in the shoe store are so boring. The designs on Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani’s Bucketfeet’s canvas sneakers come from street artists all over the world, giving those artists a reliable source of income and giving you unique stylish kicks that everyone will ask about.
Paint the town red — and the catwalk green! Germany’s capital is a wellspring of fashion labels producing eco-friendly attire.