Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Nail polish

A big thanks to all those who turned up for our nail art extravaganza at the Wellcome Collection last Friday. The evening was a big success, with three-and-a-half hours of nail-based beauty being dished out to visitors to Wellcome's Hands event. For those who couldn't make it, a quick recap: Wellcome asked us for something handy, playful and beautiful for their event; after much head-scratching we decided to open a nail bar in the gallery, bringing a bit of London street culture into the space; because nail adornment is all about attraction and display - and to draw on Wellcome's scientific roots - we created nail designs based on polarised light micrographs of the hormones of attraction (adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine); finally, to make sure the designs looked as good on the nails as they did on paper, we enlisted the help of the nail techs from Wah Nails... We hope you'll agree, the girls did a pretty amazing job.

PS. the event also saw the unveiling of our now world-renowned 'knitted kneon' - well, a nice American lady did say she was going to take the idea back to Berkley... Virtually unbreakable, remodelable whenever and however you like, and with the carbon footprint of a sheep, we think it's the greatest invention since the wheel. Possibly.