DIY – Fabric Display

Fabric Light-Bright is an amazing textile display project from Eli Skipp of Pumping Station One, a first class hacking community in Chicago. I have never seen before such a simple yet highly unique eTextile design. Simple in it’s functionality as described by Eli but highly expendable and wide open for upgrading to more complex functionality….

Electroluminescent textiles

The magic of illuminating textiles seems to be one of the focus points during the upcoming Smart Textiles Salon in Ghent, the jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex. Spain based technology center Cetemmsa, with over 18 years of experience in carrying out applied research on smart materials will present their…

Temperature sensitive, Transitional textiles

Visitors to the Smart Textiles Salon in Ghent, a jointed European workshop organized by the European projects SysTex and Proetex will see a highly interesting prototype called ‘Transitional Stripes‘, a technology exploration into color changing textiles. The ‘Transitional Stripes‘ are the result of an AHRC funded project by Robert M Christie, Sarah Taylor and presented…

Human Synthesizer – textile display from Philips Lumalive

Philips Lumalive commissioned a new promo video for their LED based light emitting textile technology. The video, called ‘Human Synthesizer‘, made by made by Jasmin Jodry from th1ng, visually explains the benefits of transforming garments into communication platforms via the Lumalive textile display. Up to now Philips Lumalive technology has been marketed only towards the…

e_Static Shadows – textile display visualizes electro static

‘e-Static Shadows‘ is a research project by designer Dr. Zane Berzina and architect Jackson Tan which creatively explores the speculative and poetic potential of static electricity found in our everyday environments, surrounding our everyday interactions. The aim of the project is to investigate how electrostatic energy could either be effectively utilized or play a part…

Flexible Led Curtain

Beijing based Huasun Optoelectronic Science Co. selling a ‘made to order’ Flexible Led Curtain which looks and acts like a textile display. Hanging on a wall or dividing a room this Flexible Led Curtain gives the amazing effect of a soft, drapable curtain which doubles as high resolution display. This display can be folded, curved,…

DIY textile display – Embroidered LED matrix

Another amazing way on how to ‘soften electronic’ or should I say ‘electrify textiles’ has been worked out by Leah Buechley, an Embroidered LED matrix providing a soft display for your next outfit. Leah’s ‘proof of concept’ demonstrates how to create a textile display by using both sides of a fabric to realize a 2…

Emotional LadyBag with don’t forget me feature

A everyday situation: you are too late, dump everything in your bag, rush to your first appointment of the day and then it hits you: forgot the cell-phone or keys or wallet, iPod or Blackberry you name it, all the essential stuff we need for our daily survival in the digital and real world. Our…

Wake up delighted with the glo Pillow

Would you like being waked up by light coming out of the pillow, gently increasing it’s light intensity simulating the natural sunrise? If you are tired being hit by an alarm clock that gives off a shocking noise you might want to swap your alarm clock with the glo Pillow. The glo Pillow is the…

The next Big thing in Wearable Electronic

The next Big thing in Wearable Electronic will be light emitting textiles. While the controls (Eleksen) and sound elements (NXT) reached a certain maturity in the integration into clothing and other soft goods, light emitting textiles still have a long way to go. Display like concepts are available from NYX and Lumalive, the former in…

GlowFur opens any ‘members only’ club door for you

Are illuminated clothing and fashion accessories the next trend? First there are the Fabric Switches in Jackets and accessories but Light Emitting Fabrics seem to be the second most desired object of Wearable Electronics. The GlowFur range created by designer David Lee is a class in itself. You will either hate it or love it,…

Solas Fashion lights up your handbag

Take the style of sophisticated handbags, add the practicality of an interior light to easily locate your essentials in dark and you end up with the perfect blend of chic and function. Kara Kurcz decided to incorporate a neon light into the frame of her bags. The positive feedback on her creation let to the…

Illuminated Sportspack

Another illumination in the Wearable Electronic domain is a backpack that uses light for safety purpose. Riding a bicycle in foggy weather or in the evening and during nighttime has it’s risk. Very often accidents happens because the bicycle driver is seen too late. The Australia based company M-BOYE has created the Illuminated Sportspack that…