copper. Copper contains positively charged ions that trap viruses, which are negatively charged. The copper ions penetrate viruses, preventing them from replicating. Historically, copper was used in hospitals (like on doorknobs) to prevent the spread of diseases. In 2015, researchers found that using copper alloys in a hospital setting reduced infection rates by 58%. … [Read more...] about This $1K copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria
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Eleanor Roosevelt was not trained as a designer, and she would not have recognized that label as a description of her efforts. But as each change came, she adapted, through the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. And each adaptation revealed new, richer elements of her potential, just as the competitive stresses of today are unleashing the best of what American business can be. … [Read more...] about The Secret Sauce Of Business Success
In many ways, The Yes takes a page from the Spotify or Netflix playbook: It offers recommendations that are tailored to your preferences. You start by taking a quick survey about your style, then the algorithm uses AI and machine learning to identify your aesthetic preferences, from your favorite colors to your profound hatred of off-the-shoulder dresses. Then, the app scans through products from 150 fashion brands (and counting) ranging from Madewell to Dolce & Gabbana to suggest products you might be interested in. This means that a pair of $650 Gucci espadrilles might be next to a similar looking $79 pair from & Other Stories. If you want, you have the option of clicking “yes” or “no” when you see a product, which will help the algorithm better understand your taste. … [Read more...] about Department stores are dying. Could this shopping app replace them?
Rendall Co. Sentry and Ace Face MasksRendall Co., a brand based in Los Angeles, makes two different styles of face masks to suit different needs. The Sentry mask ($19) features a tie-back design that allows you to wear the mask around your neck when it’s not in use, as well as ensures that your mask stays comfortable even if you’re wearing it for hours on end (which we can’t say about elastic ear loops). The Ace mask ($19) is perfect for quick errands, thanks to its convenient ear loops. Both masks come in four different subtle-but-fun neutral hues, are made with two layers of high-density chambray cotton (read: a lightweight denim), feature an embedded copper noseband for a precise fit and less eyewear fog, and have a built-in pocket where you can add your own filter (we recommend these filters from the MIT-founded company, Ministry of Supply). … [Read more...] about Six face masks that are well-made and available right now
Data visualizer Rachel Binx has a new project that lets you rep your city with fashion. Monochome allows any data from OpenStreetMap to become a stylish shirt, tank, or flared or fitted skirt. Pick an address and a style, and your map will appear on the design. Further customization is possible through zooming in or out, dragging the map to another location and picking between one of two map styles. Not every city is available in OpenStreetmap, but if yours is missing, it’s easy to sign up to add your own. … [Read more...] about Wear Your City With Custom-Made Map Clothes