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Cat Cushion


"Cat Cushion" is an interactive cushion that sounds like it has 10 cats trapped inside of it. It is composed by soft sensor technology and speakers. Squeezing and holding the cushion will generate the cat sounds. When the cat purrs you also feel the vibration that is considered to be medically therapeutic for a variety of conditions.

It is like having all the joys of a cat without the allergies. :-)

For inquires, price and pre order contact us by clicking here.

size: 43 x 33 cm

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Cat Cushion


"Cat Cushion" is an interactive cushion that sounds like it has 10 cats trapped inside of it. It is composed by soft sensor technology and speakers. Squeezing and holding the cushion will generate the cat sounds. When the cat purrs you also feel the vibration that is considered to be medically therapeutic for a variety of conditions.

It is like having all the joys of a cat without the allergies. :-)

For inquires, price and pre order contact us by clicking here.

size: 43 x 33 cm

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Sound Steps


POPKALAB paired with Phonotonic and Stephane Gontard to create a pair of multi-tech shoes that interact with the wearer to allow them to create sounds and music through their own movements.  With this product, we hope to democratise the creation of music, enabling anyone to create sounds that are broadcasted through an inbuilt speaker, synchronised with foot movements. The wearer can also change the sound of the steps. This project was possible due to the support of the Worth Project.

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Sound Steps


POPKALAB paired with Phonotonic and Stephane Gontard to create a pair of multi-tech shoes that interact with the wearer to allow them to create sounds and music through their own movements.  With this product, we hope to democratise the creation of music, enabling anyone to create sounds that are broadcasted through an inbuilt speaker, synchronised with foot movements. The wearer can also change the sound of the steps. This project was possible due to the support of the Worth Project.

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Wearable Facade


Wearable Facade

Wearable Facade (2015) is an apparel that captures the colours and shapes of its environment through micro­cameras, and translates them into computer ­generated patterns displayed on its LED surface. Walking through the city, the Wearable Facade can reflect surrounding architecture, or “replay” patterns recorded in different areas of Brussels or Europe.

The architecture is the source of the information that composes the pattern and it is at the same time vehicle of connection between itself and the garment, once the same pattern that is displayed on the garment is also displayed on the facade.

Wearable Facade takes its inspiration from the increasingly numerous "media facades" that appear in cities across the globe; those LED­ covered buildings that turn architecture into screens. Wearable Facade appropriates the idea, and applies it to fashion design, into a smaller­ scaled, more mobile and accessible device.

Wearable Facade is produced by Urbane Künste Ruhr in the framework of Connecting Cities. Connecting Cities Network is a European and worldwide expanding network initiated by Public Art Lab Berlin, aiming to build up a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content.

POPKALAB Team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Erik Overmeire, Tineke Van Hilten.

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Wearable Facade


Wearable Facade

Wearable Facade (2015) is an apparel that captures the colours and shapes of its environment through micro­cameras, and translates them into computer ­generated patterns displayed on its LED surface. Walking through the city, the Wearable Facade can reflect surrounding architecture, or “replay” patterns recorded in different areas of Brussels or Europe.

The architecture is the source of the information that composes the pattern and it is at the same time vehicle of connection between itself and the garment, once the same pattern that is displayed on the garment is also displayed on the facade.

Wearable Facade takes its inspiration from the increasingly numerous "media facades" that appear in cities across the globe; those LED­ covered buildings that turn architecture into screens. Wearable Facade appropriates the idea, and applies it to fashion design, into a smaller­ scaled, more mobile and accessible device.

Wearable Facade is produced by Urbane Künste Ruhr in the framework of Connecting Cities. Connecting Cities Network is a European and worldwide expanding network initiated by Public Art Lab Berlin, aiming to build up a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content.

POPKALAB Team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Erik Overmeire, Tineke Van Hilten.

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light spike


We paired with the dutch fashion designer Nada Van Dalen to create this light reactive bomber jacket. The jacket carries 64 3d printed spikes that light up according to the sound.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten.

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light spike


We paired with the dutch fashion designer Nada Van Dalen to create this light reactive bomber jacket. The jacket carries 64 3d printed spikes that light up according to the sound.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten.

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Communicating Pillows


BLESS asked us to develop this interactive piece for their BLESS N.53 CONTENTTENDERS issue commissioned by mfc-michèle didier in Paris. This piece carries a work of Ow Kawara called "one million years". One pillow contains the male voice, the other the female voice. You can hear the years by pressing the pillows or throwing them. The pillows are connected via a wireless network and only work together, alternating the passing of the years. 

Popkalab team: Ricardo O’Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten.

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Communicating Pillows


BLESS asked us to develop this interactive piece for their BLESS N.53 CONTENTTENDERS issue commissioned by mfc-michèle didier in Paris. This piece carries a work of Ow Kawara called "one million years". One pillow contains the male voice, the other the female voice. You can hear the years by pressing the pillows or throwing them. The pillows are connected via a wireless network and only work together, alternating the passing of the years. 

Popkalab team: Ricardo O’Nascimento, Erik Overmeire and Tineke Van Hilten.

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recording shoes


The shoes record and play back noises using steps as trigger.  The idea is to create a "sonic confusion" with the wearer feeling as if they were walking while standing still.

MAK Fashion Lab #01 SONIC FABRIC feat. BLESS N°45 Soundperfume engineered by Popkalab © MAK 2013

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Renne Wassemburg, Roel Smiths

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.

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recording shoes


The shoes record and play back noises using steps as trigger.  The idea is to create a "sonic confusion" with the wearer feeling as if they were walking while standing still.

MAK Fashion Lab #01 SONIC FABRIC feat. BLESS N°45 Soundperfume engineered by Popkalab © MAK 2013

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Renne Wassemburg, Roel Smiths

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.

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jump!


We paired up with Opening Ceremony to embed electronics in their collaborative shoe design with Adidas. The result was a piece aptly titled "Jump!"— sneakers that enable their wearer to leave both a physical and virtual path. One jump allows a post to Twitter, two jumps take a Google Streetview photo and posts it to Facebook, while three jumps enable the wearer to pin their personal Google map. The shoes are connected to an Android app on the Moto X via Bluetooth and are performed via a tailor-made app.

Photographer: Mathew Kelly
POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Niels Sascha ReedijkSimon de Bakker.

Commissioned by Moondial for Coolhunting.

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jump!


We paired up with Opening Ceremony to embed electronics in their collaborative shoe design with Adidas. The result was a piece aptly titled "Jump!"— sneakers that enable their wearer to leave both a physical and virtual path. One jump allows a post to Twitter, two jumps take a Google Streetview photo and posts it to Facebook, while three jumps enable the wearer to pin their personal Google map. The shoes are connected to an Android app on the Moto X via Bluetooth and are performed via a tailor-made app.

Photographer: Mathew Kelly
POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Niels Sascha ReedijkSimon de Bakker.

Commissioned by Moondial for Coolhunting.

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083


The project 083 is the winner collection of Samsung Innovation Project 2014. It was created by Leandro Cano and POPKALAB was asked to develop the interaction of the pieces. We decided to work with movements to enhance the design and create a fantastic journey inspired by life and death.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Laura Duncker

Comisioned by Leandro Cano 

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083


The project 083 is the winner collection of Samsung Innovation Project 2014. It was created by Leandro Cano and POPKALAB was asked to develop the interaction of the pieces. We decided to work with movements to enhance the design and create a fantastic journey inspired by life and death.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Laura Duncker

Comisioned by Leandro Cano 

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orchestra scarf


POPKALAB was asked to implement the technology on the BLESS iconic DOSHABURI Scarf. The scarf allows the wearer to create his/her sound costume by choosing and 'mixing' specific tracks through selecting different closures. This project was comissioned as part of the MAK Fashionlab #01 that explores experimentally the reciprocal relationships between fashion and new technologies.

POPKALAB team: Renné Wassemburg, Roel Smiths, Ricardo O'Nascimento

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.

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orchestra scarf


POPKALAB was asked to implement the technology on the BLESS iconic DOSHABURI Scarf. The scarf allows the wearer to create his/her sound costume by choosing and 'mixing' specific tracks through selecting different closures. This project was comissioned as part of the MAK Fashionlab #01 that explores experimentally the reciprocal relationships between fashion and new technologies.

POPKALAB team: Renné Wassemburg, Roel Smiths, Ricardo O'Nascimento

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.

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untangleme


This dress gets excited if someone is willing to brush it.

Comissioned by DJANGO

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento

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untangleme


This dress gets excited if someone is willing to brush it.

Comissioned by DJANGO

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento

It is a playful, and fittingly uncanny, in the manner that lively, gyrating, and misplaced hairs always are.
— V. Lamontagne
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Headbang Hero


Headbang Hero is a music/dance video-game for testing and improving your headbanging powers.
You are awarded points for your personal headbanging choreography... but you should be aware that your health is at risk! To stress this point Headbang Hero also analyses how hazardous your performance is. Using a wireless motion-sensing wig as game interface, anyone - regardless of how much hair they have - can become a Headbang Hero.

Collaboration with Tiago Martins and Andreas Zingerle.

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Headbang Hero


Headbang Hero is a music/dance video-game for testing and improving your headbanging powers.
You are awarded points for your personal headbanging choreography... but you should be aware that your health is at risk! To stress this point Headbang Hero also analyses how hazardous your performance is. Using a wireless motion-sensing wig as game interface, anyone - regardless of how much hair they have - can become a Headbang Hero.

Collaboration with Tiago Martins and Andreas Zingerle.

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melodized pillow hammock


The hammock designed by BLESS is repurposed to become a musical instrument and amplifier, the ultimate performance tool. The visitor can  not only sit on the hammock but also “play it” by moving the large pillows the hammock is made of.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Marije Baalman, Roel Smiths.

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.

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melodized pillow hammock


The hammock designed by BLESS is repurposed to become a musical instrument and amplifier, the ultimate performance tool. The visitor can  not only sit on the hammock but also “play it” by moving the large pillows the hammock is made of.

POPKALAB team: Ricardo O'Nascimento, Marije Baalman, Roel Smiths.

Comissioned by Moondial for MAK Vienna.