Touch in and out - Oyster card acrylic nails with RFID chip - Last chance to come and see them in my final collection at the Central Saint Martins degree show! All inspired by engaging with our daily surroundings... #csmloading #jewellerydesign #technology #nailart #luciedavis #everydayvalue #interaction #information #decoration
Lucie Davis, who is currently studying jewelry design at London’s Central Saint Martins University, has supposedly developed press-on nails containing a microchip that acts the same as her city’s Oyster card. While it’s illegal to deconstruct an Oyster card, Davis tells the Evening Standard that she did go ahead and get the greenlight from the Transport for London office to pursue her project.
The Central Saint Martins degree show opens next Wednesday to the public! Come and see my Oyster card acrylic nails in action for touching in and out...because with the RFID chip at your fingertip it's the fastest way to pay 💅🏻😉✨ #csmloading #jewellerydesign #contactless #nailart #luciedavis #dailyinteraction #everydayvalue #finalcollection #ahhh
Because the press-on tips carry the same chip as an Oyster card, supposedly all you need to do is apparently tap your nails against the reader and you’re granted access to the train (or in Davis’s case, the Tube). She even designed the nails in the same colors used for the Oyster card, although they’re definitely more chic.
You won’t be able to find these tech-savvy tips for purchase just yet, but Davis did tell the Evening Standard she does hope that her invention will eventually make it to market…and so do we. No more purse rifling as we’re racing to catch a train sounds like an absolute dream.