We have no idea how this would work, but we want to believe it works anyway: Three students from a high school in Scotland came up with a device that could seriously change the way we all shop. They've invented something that enables cell phones to read the bar code on any price tag, which will then tell you whether the clothes you're about to add to the already huge stack on your arm fits you. This could be most revolutionary for online shopping - just think, Net-a-Porter posts a picture of the price tag next to that Chanel shift you're thinking about, and you can know whether it will fit or not without putting out the $25 delivery fee! But could this be real? We don't really get it (since when do bar codes denote anything about the size of a garment? And how will the device know your exact shape?), but it did win the three kids a regional prize and a showing off trip to MIT. If it absolutely works, we can't wait. And if it doesn't, well, at least we know the upcoming generation is already thinking of better ways to shop.
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Thakoon Makes First Foray Into Home Design for New Site Edition01 (and You Can Shop It Today!)
Notice how designer collaborations are kinda like the hottest thing in fashion right now (ahem, Missoni for Target, Versace for H&M, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's, etc.,)? Well so did Estefania Lacayo and Jessica Wilpon Kamel, design industry vets and BFFs, who decided to launch a members only retail site called Edition01 devoted to just that. Only these aren't hysteria-inducing collaborations between designers and mass retailers (not that we're mad at those...at all). The idea here is more refined. Lacayo and Kamel pair up with the hottest designers (Cushnie et Ochs, Vera Wang, Doo.ri to name a few) and commission them (and their factories) to create limited edition runs of their most quintessential pieces but in a new print, fabrication or colorway. Or, in the case of today's collection by Thakoon for home line Ankasa, they let designers experiment out of the comfort zones. New on the site today is Thakoon's line of pillows for Ankasa made with fabrics from his resort collection. This is a site for the discerning fashionista--someone who wants something truly and special unique. When they say collections are limited edition--they mean it. Collections for Edition01 contain, on average, between 15 and 40 pieces max. Want to know more? So did we. We sat down with Lacayo and Kamel to ask them just how Edition01 came about and how it works.