A 22-year-old design student has the key to a better commute at her fingertips—literally.
Lucie Davis, who is studying jewelry design at Central Saint Martins College in London, designed a set of acrylic nails for her final show, according to Refinery 29.
But these aren’t just any nails. On one index finger nail, Davis embedded a radio frequency identification—or RFID—chip that allows her to pay for and pass through the London Tube.
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
For an aesthetic flourish, Davis' nail set looks like a London Oyster Card, and operates as one. Davis took the chip straight out of an Oyster card and stuck it in the fake nail.
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
The advantages of the commuter manicure are endless: It would make morning routines faster, eliminate the need to reach into a wallet or purse every time you go to get on the train, and ensure that those who are prone to losing important items will always have a ride on the tube. Just be careful not to break a nail.