As so many of us are starting to age, we are hitting various health snags that require wearing medical gadgetry...which generally fits just the way it looks: badly. "Why is everything still so beige?" wondered designer Peta Bush, who had to wear a number of medical devices for her own health issues and was struck by how ill-fitting and completely lacking in style they were. "How can we make these objects more desirable?" she wondered. So she started refashioning everything from cuffs that stay in contact with acupressure points to help people with wrist issues and carpal tunnel, to braces that variously support and immobilize. "We wear objects as adornment, to feel good," she explains. So why not have a walking stick that's equally elegant or a neck brace that could be mistaken for avant garde jewelry? (via)
Here's the podcast I did about this - I hope you enjoy!
Music: Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com
- Lesley Scott