Fun Design-y Things (and Tickling!) to Occur on Governors Island During Fashion Week


During the first weekend of Fashion Week and the weekend immediately following Fashion Week, the Dutch are celebrating their 400-year-old young friendship with America with some special events on Governors Island, sponsored by Droog. You'll find a pop-up shop featuring Dutch designs for under $100 and Amsterdam fashion collective Painted dressing a house with the help of New York lace-makers. Also, a tickle room:

People love to be caressed, preferably by a beloved person. But when a person strokes another person’s body, eventually fatigue occurs in the movement and the motivation. Variation, attention and unpredictability are important aspects for an enjoyable stroking sensation. This is one of the main reasons for Driessens & Verstappen for developing the Tickle Salon: a machine that is able to stroke with indefatigable attention. The robot can carry out sensitive movements over the skin in aiming for variation, unpredictability and flexibility. The public is invited to experience this special way of caressing.

And when you're done with that, you can go watch a lady knit with six-foot-long needles, ride bikes, sprawl out in the lush, gloriously empty green lawn, fly a kite, and have a picnic with your boyfriend! If you haven't left him for the robot, that is. Governors Island is the best!

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