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.
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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)
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]
The Middle Earth Map Dress + Lenging
(Of course, Alberto, you can expect some competition, specially in the feminine side….)
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.
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.
Wood Watch by Grovemade
The Ring Clock
After this last one, let’s keep looking at some jewelry:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!