EPA Dress Wrinkles Up to Show it's a Bad Air Day

Currently showing at the 2nd Skin Exhibition at San Francisco's Exploratorium is this piece of smart clothing by designer Stephanie Sandstrom. Inside it hide a bunch of sensors that measure the nearby air quality, along with drivers that can adjust the fabric. The idea is that on bad air days the dress detects the… » 5/16/08 8:56am 5/16/08 8:56am

First Video of the Japanese Vending Machine Dress Transforming

Click to viewHere's a video report from Reuters on the transforming dress that disguises a scared, vulnerable stalking target into a vending machine you'd find in any Tokyo side street. This is the first time I've seen this dress on video. And I like how the reporter calls it a modern day Ninja tactic, while other… » 11/09/07 10:13pm 11/09/07 10:13pm

Japanese Anti Rape/Mugging Dress Transforms Into Vending Machine…

We were under the impression that Japan was so awesome crime didn't exist there. Unfortunately, it does. To ward off criminals, fashion designer Aya Tsukioka has conjured up some neat transforming clothes/accessories to deceive potential muggers. Whether there would be time to get your kit out in an attack is probably… » 10/20/07 4:20pm 10/20/07 4:20pm