Telling Secrets: Mayuko Sakisaka Talks to PSFK
Grad schools are often incubators of innovation—it’s not rare for a final project to become a successful company or product. This year’s students at Central Saint Martins in London have turned out some very cool concepts, if the pics on Flickr are any indication. Unveiled last week at the CSM Product Design Degree Show, the projects range from octagonal chocolates to toile couches to x-ray vases.
One of our favorites was titled “please keep my secrets.” This “emotional printer” is designed to take ephemeral communications like SMS messages and make them keepsakes. The box receives text messages from, say, your boyfriend, via Bluetooth and prints them out on an antique scroll in a small hopechest of sorts. A swirled design appears on the top when you touch the panel cover and grows as a message prints.