I’ve seen women get excited by jewelry (save all your comments about how it’s the only way I can get them excited anymore) and I’ve heard there are certain pale beings of the night who get their energy from blood. But I’ve never seen a Venn diagram of this showing that the intersection of these two circles is jewelry that bites into veins and can actually get power from human blood. Until now.
The vampire brooches are the brainchild of Naomi Kizhner, an otherwise normal industrial designer who came up with the idea while a student at Hadassah College in Jerusalem. While it sounds vampiric, the project was actually called “Energy Addicts” and was based on Naomi’s idea that we can possibly solve the world’s energy crisis by using living human bodies as sources of power. This sounds more like a Venn diagram of “The Matrix” and “Dracula” with Naomi’s Blood Bridge in the middle.
The Blood Bridge (shown above) is made of gold and 3D-printed biopolymer. The gold spikes at each end are inserted into a vein in an arm, rerouting the blood through the decorative casing (it’s jewelry, remember?) where it spins a gold wheel that will eventually generate energy to produce electricity.
Naomi wants her line of Energy Addict jewelry to be functional and thought-provoking.
Will we be willing to sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy? My intention is to provoke a discussion.
Naomi has power-generating jewelry that doesn’t require opening a vein. Looking for a cheap way to recharge your Google Glass? “The Blinker” could be your stylish solution. It sits on the bridge of the nose and is supposed to collect the energy generated by the increased blood flow produced by blinking. For that bare spot on your back directly above the tramp stamp, there’s the E-pulse Conductor which is supposed to collect energy from spinal cord nerves.
Is the Energy Addicts line functional? Not yet. Creepy? Definitely. A good gift for your significant other? I’ll stick with candy for now.