Wearable Technology


Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, PhD student at MIT, created this wearable piece of technology; it’s called the Duoskin, and it’s a gold leaf temporary tattoo that can be used as a touchscreen. Her inspiration? Street fashion in Taiwan. Kao says that metallic jewelry-like temporary tattoos are a growing trend, providing a great opportunity for creating functional fashion. […]

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Jacques Heim, for Shain's, shoes, about 1960. (c) 2016 Peabody Essex Museum

@Peabody Essex Museum November 19, 2016 to March 12, 2017 This November, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, an exhibition that explores the creativity of footwear from around the globe. Featuring more than 300 pairs of shoes ranging from an ancient Egyptian sandal decorated in pure gold leaf to futuristic-looking shoes […]

Under the Influence


The incomparable Picasso once said: Good artists copy; great artists steal.” And that was before copy paste.