We’re all familiar with the struggles of the London tube. You get to the ticket gate just to realise your Oyster card is lost at the bottom of your bag and you’re holding up the ENTIRE queue.
Oh, the shame. Forget carrying around an Oyster card as, thanks to a fashion student’s invention, you can now pay for travel using your nails. Yes, YOUR NAILS.
Lucie Davis, a student at UAL Central Saint Martins, has created a set of acrylic nails, as part of her BA in jewellery design, which essentially work as an Oyster card. And it’s GENIUS.
So how does it work? After being inspired by her daily routine, Lucie discovered that if you take the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embed it within a full set of acrylic nails, you can pay for your journeys with a single tap. No card required.
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
Nailed it. Don’t worry, you can still top them up with money too. You just never have to worry about misplacing your card again!
Now we have a legit reason to go and get ourselves a manicure.
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