Check out this NYT article about fellow Parsons alum Alison Lewis and her soft technology houswares:

Ms. Lewis, who once worked for DuPont creating prototypes like a WiFi-detecting scarf, is developing products under her Switch brand. A flexible pocket of zebra-patterned silk holds six bud vases made from test tubes and a volume meter. When it detects sound — Ms. Lewis demonstrated by singing softly — the vases light up. She’s proudest of a squashy pale blue felt rectangle with a bright red canvas pompom she calls Pillow Talk. It’s made to be hooked up to an iPhone, which turns the whole pillow into a phone.

(Thanks, Daniel Carter!)