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Data viz geeks: Ultimate gift list - 3

Our closing Christmas gift list is all about clothing and other cool wearables

December 12, 2014

And after two posts with ideas for home and the work environment, our ultimate list of data viz geeks – apart from books – ends today with clothing and accessories. In case you missed the first two post, click here and here.

So, without further ado, what kind of clothing can you get for the data viz ‘aficionado’? Well, you can always dig online markets to find data-related stuff. But here are some suggestions that will avoid that hassle – unless you’re like us and love browsing around those places for countless hours.

(click through the images to access the original websites for more information)

Monochome

Monochome, a new service brought to you by Rachel Binx, lets you make custom clothes printed with maps. It’s not just major cities though. No that’s for chumps. Using OpenStreetMap data, you select a location, choose the style of map, and pick your clothing item, and you’ve got your custom map print to wear. You can currently choose among a tank top, pencil skirt, flare skirt, and t-shirt. (H/T Flowing data)

Partial screen capture of the website Monochome
(image: Monochome)
Partial screen capture of the website Monochome
(image: Monochome)

Alberto Cairo’s T-Shirts

[Full disclaimer: Alberto is, at the time of this post, member of Visualoop’s editorial board. Don’t let this stop you from getting these awesome t-shirts]

Partial screen capture of Alberto Cairo's T-Shirts
(image: Alberto Cairo)
Partial screen capture of Alberto Cairo's T-Shirts
(image: Alberto Cairo)

The Middle Earth Map Dress + Lenging

(Of course, Alberto, you can expect some competition, specially in the feminine side….)

Partial screen capture of the The Middle Earth Map Dress
(image: The Middle Earth Map Dress at Ali Express)
The Middle Earth Map Leggins at Ali Express
(image: The Middle Earth Map Leggins at Ali Express)

The Cartography of Kitchenware apron, by Pop Charts Lab

We featured Pop Charts Lab’s prints in the first post of this series, and now here’s a mention to some of the other cool things they have for sale. Here’s one quite appropriate for the cook inside all of us.

The Cartography of Kitchenware apron, by Pop Charts Lab
(image: Pop Charts Lab)

 

When it comes to accessories, there’s an infinity of stuff to choose from. You’ll see a couple of smart watches and bracelets, some jewelry and various other wearables. As for the sources of inspiration, Pinterest continues to lead the way, followed by blogs specialized in geeky stuff, such as Walyou, DIWT, Gadjitz and Wearable.

Let’s start with the watches.

Aurora Watches

Partial screen capture of the website ZIIIRO watches
(image: ZIIIRO)

TokioFlash Japan

isai X LED Watch, at TokioFlash Japan
(image: Kisai X LED Watch, at TokioFlash Japan)
Kisai OTO LED Watch, at TokioFlash Japan
(image: Kisai OTO LED Watch, at TokioFlash Japan)

Wood Watch by Grovemade

Partial screen capture of the website Groovermade
(image: Groovermade)

(Via)

The Ring Clock

Partial screen capture of the website Ring Clock
(image: Ring Clock)

 

After this last one, let’s keep looking at some jewelry:

Meshu

If you’re talking about data and jewelry, the obvious first pick belongs to Meshu, the company founded by Sha Hwang (featured in the top 10 data viz Pinterest users to follow), and Rachel Binx, who we mentioned above.

Partial screen capture of the website Meshu
(image: Meshu)
Partial screen capture of the website Meshu
(image: Meshu)

Misfit Shine Bloom Necklace

The Misfit Shine Bloom is about as minimal as a wearable can get, but it still ranks as one of the most popular fitness trackers out there. And it’s not a bracelet.

 Misfit Shine Bloom Necklace
(image: Misfit Shine Bloom Necklace)

(Via)

Mira

Yes, there’s a whole world of smart bracelets, one of the most common wearables out there. Mira isn’t aimed at fitness fanatics. Instead, the iPhone app displays Boosts to encourage users who sit around all day to build some walking or exercise into their schedules. And it’s brand, it just hit Kickstarter.

Partial screen capture of the website Mira
(image: Mira smart bracelet on KickStarter)
Partial screen capture of the website Mira
(image: Mira smart bracelet)

(Via)

LUMO

Here’s one that is actually good for your health. LUMOback is a wireless posture sensor and mobile app that leverages great design, proven science, and the latest advances in mobile computing. It was originally finded through KickStarter.

Partial screen capture of the website LUMO
(image: LUMO)
Partial screen capture of the website LUMO
(image: LUMO)

Zepp

Looking for a gift for your golfer friend or relative? If he/she is struggling with his handicap, Zepp might have the wearable answer. The 6 gram sensor clips onto the glove and syncs with a smartphone app, revealing the tiny nuances of the swing before offering tips on how to improve. Also check the TomTom Golfer GPS smartwatch.

Partial screen capture of the website Zepp
(image: Zepp)
Partial screen capture of the website Zepp
(image: Zepp)

(Via)

Whistle

Man’s best friend doesn’t have to be left out of the wearable action this Christmas. Whistle is a wearable activity tracker for dogs, designed by the same hands as the very human Fitbit.

Partial screen capture of the website Whistle
(image: Whistle)
Partial screen capture of the website Whistle
(image: Whistle)

(Via)

 

In the first part of this series we said we had to try to live up to that “ultimate” thing in the title. Obviously, if much, such an expression only has value at Google’s “eyes”. We like to think of it as a starting point for a series that we’ll be updated year after year. Besides, other amazing gifts such as conference tickets

So, keep seeding us your favorite gadgets, geek t-shirts and other gift ideas – and enjoy you Holiday Season!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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