This is the first of what I’m hoping becomes a weekly post on science, design, fashion and technology. More specifically what happens when science and technology influence fashion and design, and vice versa? For those astute readers out there I have used the union symbol (∪) to replace the U in union. I know, I know, I’m a huge nerd.
Today’s edition of The ∪nion focuses on the usb flash drive as a fashion accessory. I know what most of you are thinking, “You mean that thing that I store stuff on needs to be pretty?” Well does it? I think they ought to be and luckily Tonia Welter agrees with me.
Ms. Welter is a Berlin-based designer who has put together a line of USB jewelry with jewelry designer Julia Reymann. She describes them as being both modern functional tools and high quality fashion accessories. My favorites in her line are the bracelets.
This is good example of how people can take ideas from fashion and apply them to technology to yield something that’s utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing; I think I’ll make up a new word for pretty technology, aestethtech perhaps?
Note: For those of you who are more artistically inclined and would like to pimp your USB drive, Instructables has an informative post.