Interest in virtual fashion has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people explore ways of dressing their online avatars

The rising interest in virtual outfits echoes the growing popularity of images depicting fantasy landscapes that "offer a chance to wonder and escape", according to visualisation artists. "Given the global situation, the desire for escapism is at an all-time high," interior designer and creative director Charlotte Taylor told Dezeen earlier this summer. Slooten spoke to Dezeen during a … Continue reading Interest in virtual fashion has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people explore ways of dressing their online avatars

Jpeg file by digital artist Beeple sells for over $69 million at NFT auction

beeple-christies-auction-everydays-first-5000-days_dezeen_2364_col_6-scaled.jpg A collage by American artist Beeple has become the most expensive digital image ever, with the blockchain-verified artwork fetching over $69 million at auction. The artwork, titled Everydays: The First 5000 Days, was listed by Christie's on February 25 for only $100, becoming the first purely digital artwork backed by a non-fungible token (NFT) … Continue reading Jpeg file by digital artist Beeple sells for over $69 million at NFT auction

First NFT digital house in the world sold for over $500,000

Toronto-based artist Krista Kim has sold the first NFT-backed digital home for over half a million dollars, as interest in virtual design continues to grow. Named Mars House, the digital home designed by Kim was sold on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace SuperRare for 288 Ether ($512,000), a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Based on blockchain technology, … Continue reading First NFT digital house in the world sold for over $500,000

What are NFTs or Non-fungible tokens and how will they revolutionize the Art world?

NYAN CAT/RYDER RIPPS/GETTY Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing. A one-of-a-kind trading card, however, is non-fungible. If you traded it for a different card, you’d have something … Continue reading What are NFTs or Non-fungible tokens and how will they revolutionize the Art world?

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has designed a pair of digital-only trainers that people can try on using augmented reality and “wear” in photographs for social media.

The Gucci Virtual 25, named after Michele's favourite number, is a low-top, high-top hybrid with a fluorescent, highlighter green upper. The brand's double G logo is emblazoned both on the chunky blue sole and on a dial, which holds the shoes together in place of traditional laces. Created in collaboration with AR fashion platform Wanna, … Continue reading Gucci’s Alessandro Michele has designed a pair of digital-only trainers that people can try on using augmented reality and “wear” in photographs for social media.

LeBron James gets a virtual garage in the desert for his electric Hummer.

American interior designer Kelly Wearstler has designed a virtual garage in the desert that she imagines housing basketball player LeBron James' electric Hummer. Informed by California's modernist architecture and the landscape around Joshua Tree, the house-garage hybrid was designed to mark the launch of the electric Hummer with James envisioned as the client. "I imagined … Continue reading LeBron James gets a virtual garage in the desert for his electric Hummer.

Lukhu, The Kenyan Social App Aiming to Disrupt the Second Hand Clothing Marketplace

"Disruptive innovation" results when you've made something easier, more profitable or a combination of the two. Disruption, in fact, is a mechanism that has turned various industries into what they are today. An example? The retail and resale sectors have seen their share of disruption, thanks to online marketplaces, where almost any entrepreneur can open … Continue reading Lukhu, The Kenyan Social App Aiming to Disrupt the Second Hand Clothing Marketplace

“Salvation” ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Teaser Reveals Mechagodzilla Appearance

Ahead of the official premiere of Godzilla vs. Kong, Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros. and Toho have released a new “Salvation” teaser trailer for the blockbuster. https://youtu.be/NseVUieeklg Despite mostly showing footage already seen, the end of the minute-long clip reveals the appearance of Mechagodzilla. The famed archenemy of Godzilla looks to be set to appear amidst … Continue reading “Salvation” ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Teaser Reveals Mechagodzilla Appearance

Cryptocurrency: 4 Things to Know Before Investing in it

Cryptocurrencies are digital assets people use as investments and for purchases online. You exchange real currency, like dollars, to purchase “coins” or “tokens” of a given cryptocurrency. There are many kinds of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is the most famous, but Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple are a few others. All sorts of big tech and … Continue reading Cryptocurrency: 4 Things to Know Before Investing in it

HBO Reportedly Producing Three New ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs

The Game of Thrones world is about to get even bigger. HBO has reportedly revealed three new projects set in George R.R. Martin‘s fictional world, including 9 Voyages (aka Sea Snake), Flea Bottom and 10,000 Ships. According to Deadline, the 9 Voyages project is the most fully-formed idea, working with a creative team that includes English screenwriter, Bruno Heller. The other two projects are still in their exploration phases, … Continue reading HBO Reportedly Producing Three New ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs