Amazon Patent’s Mirror for Virtually Trying on Clothes

Utilizing a camera scanning system, displays and projectors, Amazon’s patent for a blended-reality mirror describes an item that could (if produced) allow users to try on clothes virtually. The device would be part reflective and part transmissive, wherein the users face and eyes are recognized and reflected back, though affixed to a transmitted body model—based upon a scan—dressed in virtual clothes. Of course, a hindrance …

Milan Design Week 2015: Incredible Mirrors

From the iridescent to the structural and trippy, designs that take viewers through the looking glass

by Jill Singer What is it that makes the mirror such fertile ground for experimentation among designers? Is it its stubbornly unchanging material DNA? After all, is a mirror made from anything other than glass really a mirror? Whatever the case may be, designers this year across Milan Design Week took the challenge to reinvent this enduring everyday object to heart. From iridescent and ombré …

Lee Bul

Utopian labyrinth headlines the South Korean artist's latest exhibition

Acclaimed international artist Lee Bul currently has a show at NYC’s Lehmann Maupin, bringing together futuristic works that are at once massive and meditative. Dealing mainly with what Lee calls our “disappointment about modern life,” the show draws directly from utopian visionaries; chief among them German architect Bruno Taut. Isolation, disappointment and apathy are themes that Lee—a self-confessed hermit—enjoys exploring. Yet somehow Lee’s meditation on …