The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown

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Futurist Thomas Frey:  If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window.

Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw attention to the clothes they were wearing.

The eerie feeling that they were watching me as much as I was watching them was not a mistake. They were indeed looking at me.   Continue reading… “The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown”

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Fitbot lets online shoppers try on clothes before buying

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Many people because of the shape of their bodies don’t even consider shopping for clothes online an option. Fits.me is a new service that has actually come up with a pretty clever way to let people of all shapes and sizes see how a garment will look on them while shopping online. The secret is an animated mannequin with a body composed of separate panels that can be individually adjusted via servo motors on the inside. This allows the mannequin to grow or shrink to any body shape or size. (video)

 

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Gold Mannequin Lamps Will Scare The Crap Out Of You When Not Paying Attention

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Push that one a little to the left.

We love these new mannequin-lamps by product designer Daniel Loves Objects!–they’re made of gold-plated cast metal, come in two sizes, and are bendable and adjustable so you can have them sit in various positions in your living room. Great for the bachelor or techno-loner…

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Off-Kilter Japanese Cult TV show “Oh! Mikey”

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Once a part of the wonderfully named “Vermilion Pleasure Night,” a sort of Japanese version of “Adult Swim,” “Oh! Mikey” is a bizarre comedy show cast entirely with widely grinning, frozen-faced mannequins. Each approximately two-minute episode of “Oh! Mikey” is about an American family living in Japan…

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