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



About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on December 1, 2009, in Design-a-licious and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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