South Korean designers LEJE created these curious jeans that look like you're wearing a glitch in the matrix. The style above are called "Slash" Jeans while the below are dubbed "L" Pants. It is not cheap to wear designer glitch garments though. Each pair is around $500/each.
Designing things that can easily be taken apart for repair or recycling is an old idea that's overdue for a revival, writes Sarah Templin in her essay for Core77: Design for Disassembly (DfD) is the straightforward design method and philosophy that ensures that all elements of a product can be disassembled for repair and for… READ THE REST
In 1984, I used the hell out of The Print Shop on my Apple ][e. Published by Broderbund, it's a super-simple graphic design application to create greeting cards, signs, and banners. I'd use my Koala Pad to generate ridiculous banners that I'd then print out on a dot matrix printer (yay for tractor feed paper!)… READ THE REST
Our friends at cultural engineering thinktank and surrealist clothier Imaginary Foundation have released their first NFT, a deepfaked collaboration with Jay-Z that's an ingenious riff on blockchain theory disguised as a joke. (Or maybe it's an ingenious joke disguised as a riff on blockchain theory?) Here's what the Imaginary Foundation's Director says about the project,… READ THE REST
Studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of many who might not have had such problems before, and it's hardly surprising given the plight New York City experienced throughout 2020. After living through such a tense time when it was rare that we could even leave our houses, New Yorkers may… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST