A manicure which acts as a subway pass
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.