A man­i­cure which acts as a sub­way pass

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LIFESTYLE -

Fum­bling around in your purse for your sub­way card is the least glamorous part of many a daily com­mute. But what if you could sail right through the turn­stile thanks to your man­i­cure?

Fash­ion stu­dent Lu­cie Davis, a BA Jew­ellery De­sign un­der­grad at Lon­don’s Cen­tral Saint Martins school, has come up with a way to do just that. Her Oys­ter Card Acrylic Nails pro­ject fea­tures a stylish man­i­cure that also dou­bles as an Oys­ter card, the travel pass used to get around the UK cap­i­tal.

The con­cept works on a RFID chip taken from an Oys­ter card and hid­den in one of the acrylic nails, al­low­ing the wearer to sim­ply touch their way in and out of the Lon­don Un­der­ground. The set of falsies are painted in the same blue and white pat­tern as the card. To drive the point home, it can also be topped up in the same way as a tra­di­tional pass.

Davis was in­spired to cre­ate the nails for her fi­nal pro­ject re­gard­ing the way one en­gages with our daily sur­round­ings, and im­me­di­ately thought of her city com­mute. “I hope that this idea makes ev­ery­one’s next com­mute a lit­tle more en­joy­able rather than our usual mind­less ones,” she told WAH Nails.

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