by BDH and Plot
Happytowns became a number of prototype wearable accessories that recognised and reacted to the presence and proximity of others. It celebrated the relationships between people by reminding them of the things they do together that make them happy.
BDH and Plot London were interested in the way new technologies contribute to our fast paced life. Labour saving devices speed up workflows and save time, but do they actually make us busier, over-stressed, over-scheduled, rushing work, food, even recreation? Do they give us less time to spend with each other? Through a set of simple responsive wearable accessories, Happytowns reconnected people by encouraging them to slow down and enjoy time together.