H1N1 Protection for Fashionistas
You know something has reached cult status when the fashion world starts to reference the idea. It happens with catchphrases, it happens with pop culture icons, it happens with fads, and it happens with…pandemics? Well, apparently so because I came across the surgical masks designed by Marjan Kooroshnia, a Swedish designer.
That’s right. A surgical mask. A surgical mask to protect you and all your fashionable loved ones from the dreaded H1N1. All joking aside, the technology behind these masks is actually quite neat. You see, the masks are Thermocromic which means that the ink on them changes color according to the wearer’s body temperature. Which means that you and everyone around you can be alerted to the fact that you may have a fever which of course can only be cause by what else? Swine flu.
I must admit that although I think a lot of the Swine Flu interest is slight paranoia, these masks are a neat idea.
via The Coolist