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Winter's coooming, we were warned. The Polar Vortex blew in from the north. There are $5 billion reasons to dislike the frigid cold.
This ice necklace is by Katharina Ludwig melts (obviously) on the body, leaving "just the core" of an idea. "Performative jewelry," she offers as an explanation. Its purpose? To reflect on "ephermerality and transformation." (via)
Artist Baku Maeda also knows for ice. His home town of Sapporo, Japan is "covered heavily with snow for five months," he notes. "It is a long winter." To make it more bearable, he created various "wearable" items crafted from ice, including "cryogenic augmented reality" (glasses) and a mask symbolizing a Longing for Spring which melts slowly and "contrary to the coldness...changes beautifully." Apparently he also possesses anti-cold superpowers.
Which is quite, er, cool.
Here is the podcast I recorded about how this relates to the Futurenetic fashion tribe. Enjoy!
Music: Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com
- Lesley Scott