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Ted Noten’s Makeup Kit Turns Every Woman Into A Pistol-Packing Spy

Because if Angeline Jolie is any indication, the ideal woman is an ass-kicking secret agent.

Ted Noten’s Makeup Kit Turns Every Woman Into A Pistol-Packing Spy

What’s every (straight) guy’s fantasy woman? Ted Noten takes a conceptual crack at answering that question, with two pieces in a provocative seven-part series titled “Necessities for a Woman (to Feel Like a Woman Through the Eyes of a Man).”

Dior001 is a gun (Noten’s signature) loaded with accoutrements, including Dior lip gloss, an antique hairpin, an arsenal of pharmaceuticals, a USB stick with “secret information,” ?and a 100-gram sterling silver bar. Likewise, Chanel001 conceals Chanel lip gloss, an antique hairpin, a 18k gold toothpick, a perfume bottle with an 18k gold mechanism, a 50-gram 24kt gold bar, a USB stick, and a Viagra pill. In short, all the stuff a girl wouldn’t leave home without.



So is the ideal woman a pistol-packing spy who can apply lip gloss without a pocket mirror? Sounds a lot like a role for Angelina Jolie. For the record, Noten is aware that he’s presenting a stereotype. “He knows that a man thinks he understands a woman but most often gets it wrong,” Stefan Friedemann, of the Ornamentum Gallery, tells Co.Design.

The pieces are made from 3-D printed nylon. Noten instructed the computer modeler to work as a jewelry maker, merging a centuries-old tradition with the craft of the future.


Dior001 and Chanel001 will be on view at Design Miami/Basel, which kicks off next week, through the Ornamentum Gallery (Hall 5, Booth G23), from June 15?19.

About the author

Belinda Lanks is the editorial director of Co.Design. Before joining FastCompany.com, she was the managing editor of Metropolis.



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