Student’s Unique Acrylic Nails Cleverly Doubles As Public Transportation Card
By Yoon Sann Wong, 15 Jul 2016
Fashion student Lucie Davis from UAL’s Central Saint Martins has created unique acrylic nails that doubles as an Oyster card for London’s transportation system.
The nails house an inbuilt microchip and were made as part of her Bachelor of Arts in jewelry design. Students were encouraged to create works inspired by their most routine activities. For Davis, the thought of her daily commutes came to mind.
She explained to WAH Nails, “I took the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embedded it within a full set of acrylic nails to give commuters the ability to pay for their journeys with a single tap [or] touch.”
“You can still top them up with money too. Now you’ll never have to worry about misplacing your card again!”
Davis personally uses the nails, which were featured at the Central Saint Martins degree show.
See the invention in action below.
Touch in and out - Oyster card acrylic nails with RFID chip - Last chance to come and see them in my final collection at the Central Saint Martins degree show! All inspired by engaging with our daily surroundings... #csmloading #jewellerydesign #technology #nailart #luciedavis #everydayvalue #interaction #information #decoration
A video posted by Lucie Davis (@luciedavis) on
The Central Saint Martins degree show opens next Wednesday to the public! Come and see my Oyster card acrylic nails in action for touching in and out...because with the RFID chip at your fingertip it's the fastest way to pay 💅🏻😉✨ #csmloading #jewellerydesign #contactless #nailart #luciedavis #dailyinteraction #everydayvalue #finalcollection #ahhh
A photo posted by Lucie Davis (@luciedavis) on
[via Metro News, video and images via Lucie Davis]
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