One of the biggest challenges of designing something like The Dipper, a piece intended to be both highly fashionable and high-functioning, is making certain that it has mass appeal. Tinsel women are hugely diverse - from college students to grandmothers, from artists to engineers, and all sorts in between - so pin-pointing a style that could bridge that divide was no easy task. We discussed The Dipper’s iconic chevron look from in our interview with Phnam Bagley last year, but with spring on its way and a tide of bright colors and trendy new patterns rolling in on its coat tails, Team Tinsel thought it was high time to tell the whole story of The Dipper’s chevs.
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We the people of 2016, in order to form more perfect lives, generally carry our tech wherever we go. That elevates our gadgets to a new level. Rather than just "tools," our tech accessories are companions who help us out throughout the day. In the spirit of the season, Tinsel reimagined two of the accessories and gadgets women wear today as boyfriends and checked out how they stack up against our own Dipper Audio Necklace.
This week team Tinsel attended MAGIC in Las Vegas. MAGIC is the word's largest fashion marketplace event, held twice annually, and is the epicenter for showcasing the greatest in apparel, accessories, footwear, and manufacturing.
Aniyia unveils Tinsel's first cosmetic prototype, The Dipper audio necklace!
Watch this video to see an overview of how our audio necklace easily transforms from a necklace to functioning earbuds!
Aniyia also shares insights into the manufacturing process and what refinements will be happen for our next necklace prototype.
Phnam Bagley is a well-known industrial designer in the Bay Area who we had the privilege of teaming up with to bring the Tinsel vision to life -- an audio necklace with integrated headphone functionality. Our vision coupled with her fierce and precise design techniques brought The Dipper to fruition. We sat down with Phnam last week to learn more about her background and get an inside scoop on her design process.
Consumer tech products are all anyone seems to talk about these days. From the annual ritual of new phone announcements, to the ever-expanding wearable and app arenas, it’s clear that tech is the new black.
Yet there's something the Consumer Electronics industry has yet to fully capitalize on today: developing products for women. Very few tech products have been created specifically with women in mind. While smartphones, smart watches and fitness trackers have begun to provide many more options around color, material and finish, they still tend to represent a unisex and dare we say, masculine silhouette.
We requested your participation in selecting color finishes for our first tech jewelry product, The Dipper audio necklace a couple weeks back. The number or responses we received to our survey was not only astonishing (thanks for the love guys!). More importantly, it was very informative in making a final decision around color finishes.
Summer has officially arrived! We love the beginning of any season because it’s a great excuse to give your wardrobe some fresh updates, switch up your look, and play with new colors and silhouettes on-trend at the moment.
To celebrate the warmest season of the year, we pulled together five different looks that show off summer style, plus our newest and best accessory -- The Dipper audio necklace.
Help #teamtinsel pick colors for our first product, The Dipper earbud necklace.
After 8 months of secrecy and making moves behind the curtain, we’re finally ready to tell the world what Tinsel is building. I was so nervous to share the idea with people when we first started last fall -- the wearables space is so competitive and fast-paced. But now, after all this tight-lipped silence, I’m ready to scream it running down the streets of San Francisco!
Okay, :::deep breath:::, let's get on with it.
We sat down to consider a few well-known women that we feel represents the core of what Tinsel stands for. So we started off by making a list of personality and style traits that we see in ourselves and our primary audience.
Everything behind Tinsel -- our company, our product, and our vision -- is centered around strong women. Tinsel women come in many forms, but she’s always a beacon of grace, grit, and get-up-and-go.
Today we launch our blog, a home for what will be our voice and message to the world.
We look forward to sharing our story, our journey, and having some fun along the way! But most importantly, we can’t wait to share the tech jewelry that we’re bringing to women this year.