Accessories and Fashion

SOL: Contemporary Jewelry That Can Power Your Phone

SOL: Contemporary Jewelry That Can Power Your Phone

SOL is a collection of contemporary jewellery that collects and stores usable energy when worn in the sun, thus creating an alternative way to charge small devices, such as a cellphone. The 3D-printed

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Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

If your old bag is looking tired, you’re in luck: we are giving away a beautiful Canopy Verde “Heights” shoulder bag to help take your commute up a notch. Made out of organic cotton, low-impact dyes

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Multifunctional Bigo Bag Five is the Swiss Army Knife of Bags

Multifunctional Bigo Bag Five is the Swiss Army Knife of Bags

When you're constantly on the go, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by belongings. That's why the folks at Bigo have created a lightweight and multifunctional bag perfect for the urban,

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Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Wish you could take a moment to get away from it all even when you can’t actually get away? Design student Eden Lew has just the solution with the Nutshell. It’s a fold-out fabric shell that you can

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Sprout Watches Are Sustainably-Crafted Timepieces With Eco Elegance

Sprout Watches Are Sustainably-Crafted Timepieces With Eco Elegance

Sprout's commitment to the environment is evident in each one of their uniquely crafted watches. Every single one of Sprout's watches are happily designed in a variety of environmentally sensitive

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‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

The French artist known as Monsieur Plant is living up to his name with a fashionable line of sneakers made out of flowers, moss, bark and dirt. Aptly named Just Grow It, the collection even features

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

Autumn is well underway and the days are getting colder and colder already. You're undoubtedly feeling a fair bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset, as days will grow shorter,

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How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

Wearable technology is blowing up, so with new smart watches and smart textiles popping up constantly, it might be past time to consider what all of those little electromagnetic signals are doing to our

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Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Help to Transform Weapons of Conflict into Wearable Symbols of Peace

Cambodia has had nearly 3 million tons of bombs dropped on it in the past century, and most of their remains still lie scattered across the country, maiming and killing hundreds of people every year. The

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Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

Recently the folks over at Vinylize - known for their groovy recycled goods - got their hands on a bunch of burlap coffee bean bags from all over the world from local roasters. No strangers to

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Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

Booq Launches Stylish Cobra Slim Bag Made From Recycled Plastic Bottle Yarn

At Inhabitat, we're always amazed by the many surprising ways designers breathe new life into recycled plastic bottles, and Booq's recently launched Cobra slim bag is no exception. The chic and

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PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

Want to reduce your plastic waste without it ever leaving your home? Meet PETE, one of the six finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which lets you recycle plastic bottles into clothing

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Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost - and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77, the invisible umbrella concept - which uses forced air to

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Clever Transformable Hanger Keeps Small Apartments Tidy and Clothes Organized

Clever Transformable Hanger Keeps Small Apartments Tidy and Clothes Organized

For those with a shortage of space and the habit of piling clothes on chairs and sofas, designer Ivan Zhang has created a versatile, transformable hanger that can help them keep their small apartments

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Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal furnishings. Spotted

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Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

We’ve all heard of electronic fabrics, but robotic fabrics? That’s a new one. Researchers are Purdue University are developing an electronic skin-like fabric that can move on its own, twisting and

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Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

We love wearable technology, but not all of it is as durable as we like our clothing to be. Which is why researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Hong Polytechnic decided to create

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9 Eco-Friendly Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes for Under $15

9 Eco-Friendly Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes for Under $15

Across the country, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to get your Halloween plans in order. We love dressing up for Halloween just as much as the next

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The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help

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CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

What if, when you got sick of the pattern on your favorite jacket, instead of donating it you could just change the pattern using an app on your phone? CuteCircuit is making it happen! The atelier

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Apple Hires World-Renowned Designer Marc Newson as VP of Design

Apple Hires World-Renowned Designer Marc Newson as VP of Design

The tech world is buzzing about today’s big reveal from Apple, but some of the most exciting news for design lovers has already taken place. The tech giant announced that it has hired

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Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Tired of fast fashion filling up the landfills? Freitag - the company known for repurposing truck tarps into bags - is making apparel that can be tossed into the compost when you are done with it. Made

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99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to make 1,000

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Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but that day he chose not to wear the body

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Sea Bags Breathe New Life into Old Sails

Sea Bags Breathe New Life into Old Sails

There's nothing we love more at Inhabitat than seeing waste materials recycled into innovative new pieces. Upcycling allows old items to be magically transformed into new, interesting pieces, and there's

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Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Too often the stuff we buy quickly ends up in the trash, where we forget about it. But our garbage doesn't just disappear once it leaves our homes, so what if we had a daily reminder of the impact of our

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Bosky Sustainable Sunglasses Bring Art to Eyewear

Bosky Sustainable Sunglasses Bring Art to Eyewear

Bosky Optics sees wood as not merely a sustainable material for sunglasses, but also a medium for spreading a message. The company has teamed up with 13 artists from 5 different continents and engraved

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Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Lots of people carry around sewing kits and stain-removal pens for those on-the-go clothing emergencies, but how about a 3D printer that could actually mend rips or damage right on the spot? The Fabric

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This Clothing Staple Lets You Make Simple Gestures to Send a Text

This Clothing Staple Lets You Make Simple Gestures to Send a Text

Talk-to-text and Swype are great and all, but what if you could get your message across by simply touching your sleeve? That’s the idea behind the Smart Hoodie, the genius idea from students at NYU’s

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Recycled Noah’s Ark-Inspired Sculpture Pops Up at New York Park

Recycled Noah’s Ark-Inspired Sculpture Pops Up at New York Park

A modern-day Noah's Ark has popped up at a park in Queens, New York. The overturned boat sculpture made of recycled materials was designed by Philadelphia-based Austin + Mergold with the purpose of

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