It’s no secret that we love everything beauty tech at WAH, so when we found out that a future #GIRLBOSS had created nails that act as your Oyster card, allowing you to literally touch in and out on the go, we just had to find out more.
Wah qt Lucie Davis has just finished her BA in jewellery design at Central Saint Martins. On her way home, she joins the hustle and bustle of London rush hour, joining the queue of commuters fumbling around for their Oyster cards and heading for the tube. But Lucie doesn’t reach into her bag or get flustered searching for her purse, she steps ahead, taps her acrylic nails onto the card reader and waltzes through. For her graduate project, this wah babe has created Oyster card nails, challenging convention with an ingenious piece of wearable tech.
“I took the RFID chip from an Oyster card and embedded it within a full set of acrylic nails to give commuters the ability to pay for their journeys with a single tap/touch,” she explains. “You can still top them up with money too. Now you’ll never have to worry about misplacing your card again!”
Lucie looked to innovate the everyday commute and encourage us to find wonder in even our most routine activities.
“I was hoping that this idea would make everyone’s next commute a little more thoughtful and enjoyable rather than our usual mindless ones,” she says. “I like to think of my work as a 21st century update to the traditional keepsake. It’s about finding a fresh new perspective on things, providing more meaning in a world we may take for granted and (hopefully) changing the way we think in a positive light.”
This wah babe quite literally has the world at her fingertips, as beauty and tech continue to merge and innovate our everyday interactions. We can’t wait to see how this project develops and we’ll be first in line for our metro manis!
“I hope to see it make its way into the street, the public sphere, the universe! I think the whole process of making it actually got me further questioning the world and allowed me to view it differently; imagining needs and products which may fashion the future.”
Lucie Davis is fashioning her own future and it looks super bright for this wah qt. After all, the world is her oyster.