Today, the role of an index finger’s tip has superseded that of the opposable thumb.
The global gesture of swiping and clicking is one that unifies us in acknowledgement of technological advancement. To protect one’s fingertip is not an act of paranoia, but a calculated anticipation of society’s shifting perspective upon our evolving anatomy.
INDEX RING is a form of fingertip protection that should be removed only when using digital interfaces that require the fingertip’s participation. Should the wearer wish to press a lift button or switch on the lights in the bedroom, we recommend the middle finger or the outdated thumb.
The weight of blue is an exhi- bition of the works created by Outofstock in collaboration with Freiherr von Poschinger Glasmanufacktur, a 450-year- old glass factory in Bavaria, Germany. The outcomes in mouth blown glass are meditative and at times, raw with the impressions of the surrounding nature and the human touch of glass craft.
Koh Lamp is an island of light, each unique, each different. No two KoH Lamps are identical in illumination and shade, radiating their individuality. Just as we are unique individuals, we become interKoHnnected when our unique lives reverberate with one another, lighting the world in which we live.
The warm, reinvented ambiance elevates and transforms the energy of workspaces and living areas. Low energy consuming and easily recyclable, Koh Lamps set the mood, impress and please with a unique atmosphere that only KoH Lamps can produce.
PAPA Shirt: World Class Garment for the Nation is a collaboration between WANDERWONDER and &Larry.
Produced in an extremely limited run, the Oxford cotton shirt pays tribute and serves a fittingly sartorial update to our ministers’ archetypal white short-sleeved attire. As a subtle reference, each piece is individually hand finished with a lighting bolt appliqué beneath a unique circular chest pocket.
PAPA Shirt retails at S$189 from Thursday, 20 December at WANDERWONDER’s flagship boutique (65A Haji Lane).
Layang Layang is a hanger stand inspired by kite making techniques. Light and buoyant with a strong, minimal structure, Layang Layang appears to grace the earth and sail in the gentle breeze.
Layang Layang is part of the Treasures of the Little Red Dot collection, a collection of products inspired by Singapore’s culture and its immediate realities. Creativeans developed the Treasures of the Little Red Dot brand identity, art direction and product design.
Handmade footwear merges with 3D printing technology. Presented at the Graduate Expo of London College of Fashion, “A Wrong Mongrel” is a collection of 8 leather boots for men designed by Ross Barber.
It’s neither barbed wire nor a new species of organic coral that is able with time to extend on the outsole of your shoes like a technological ivy.
The elaborate net-like mass that envelops Barber’s shoes is composed of nylon and is made using 3D printing. According to Ross, the cost of the material and the process is not sustainable for a commercial prototype, so for now it’s presented as an experimental project.
The idea behind “A Wrong Mongrel” is that of discarding the conventional design process in favor of an approach guided by technique. From a functional object, the printed nylon “tendril” thus becomes an aesthetic decoration.
With this experiment, Ross wants to show the metamorphosis that occurs in the design process, in which each of the 8 “Metamorphosis” soles represents a different stage of the mutation.
The reticulate indeed resembles an acute acne breakout rising on the skin, engulfing and dominating it like a weed. To us it suggests not only the function which is not strictly decorative or the decadent effect of a vine, but also the ability to favor acoustic and thermal isolation.
Photos via http://www.ross-barber.com