Dominic Wilcox creates a quirky and fun design to extend our conception of the limits of wearable technology.
British designer Dominic Wilcox is an inventor of everyday things that are creative, whimsical, and fun. In his solo show ‘Variations on Normal’ at London’s KK Outlet, he unveiled a selection of his quirky designs, including a pair of GPS shoes that will “guide you home no matter where you are in the world.” The invention is fittingly called ‘No Place Like Home’ and includes a GPS receiver and a circle of LED lights that illuminate in the direction of the wearer needs to go.
The No Place Like Home shoes were made in collaboration with traditional English shoemaker Stamp Shoes and interactive art technologist Becky Stewart. Other ideas on exhibit are the family poncho, paint brushes turned into hooks, and platform shoes to walk up and down hills.
Check out the video below to see how the shoes were made, and click through the images to see more close-ups of this innovative design.