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RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

While the World Cup certainly means heightened excitement for its host country, rightly so it also brings forth a considerable number of concerns for spectator security. To ensure that soccer fans are

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

If you own a MacBook you're probably looking for the best way to protect that precious piece of machinery from external forces. Designed by Silva, this sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect

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The World’s Smallest Wedding Rings Made of Interlocking DNA

The World’s Smallest Wedding Rings Made of Interlocking DNA

When it comes to wedding bands and engagement rings never mind three months salary, how about generations of genetic data? German researchers have now created the world's smallest wedding rings from

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Ralph Lauren Launches Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack for $800

Ralph Lauren Launches Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack for $800

Ralph Lauren has just released a brand new line of high-performance bags as part of his men’s athletic line, RLX. One standout piece features is a sporty number made from a thin, seamless, and

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Fergie Wears Dress Made From Lego Blocks to Kids’ Choice Awards

Fergie Wears Dress Made From Lego Blocks to Kids’ Choice Awards

We thought we'd seen Lego blocks applied to just about every design out there, but leave it to Fergie to figure out a whole new way to make use of this age old fave. Debuting her new look at

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Nelson Mandela Launches 46664 Clothing Line For Charity

Nelson Mandela Launches 46664 Clothing Line For Charity

Former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela is the last person you'd expect to be dabbling in fashion, but then again, he's never been known for sticking to convention.

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Samantha Pleet Channels Norse Mythology and Astronomy In Her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Samantha Pleet Channels Norse Mythology and Astronomy In Her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Samantha Pleet's Fall/Winter 2011 collection incorporates a multitude of themes to create one charming and very wearable collection. Inspired by mythology, astronomy, medieval crusaders, and a recent

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U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria as “Eco-Friendly Fur”

U.S. Federal Program Funds the Use of Nutria as “Eco-Friendly Fur”

Is there such thing as "eco-friendly fur" when it comes to fashion? For Michael Massimi, the invasive-species coordinator at the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Progream (BTNEP), there certainly

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For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

For the Vegan Architect, Try This Bow Tie on for Size

Architects are well known for the clean and sophisticated style, but every so often they like to throw a curve ball when it comes to their wardrobe. Digitally restored from real-life 1917 blueprints by

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Designer Ada Zanditon Unleashes the “Cryoflux” for Autumn/Winter 2011

Designer Ada Zanditon Unleashes the “Cryoflux” for Autumn/Winter 2011

Britain's design darling Ada Zanditon continues to shine bright in the fashion world, unleashing her latest line at the On/Off showcase at London Fashion Week last Friday. A clean and well-calculated

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Actress Emma Watson Debuts Her Third—and Final—People Tree Collection

Actress Emma Watson Debuts Her Third—and Final—People Tree Collection

Beyond watching superstar Jane of all trades Emma Watson grace the silver screen in Harry Potter, we've also become enamored with her work with fair trade clothier People Tree. Watson who has collaborated

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British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

British Artist Recycles Tampons Into a Halter-Top “Period” Piece

While we try our best here at Inhabitat to incorporate clever wording and literary finesse into our posts, there isn't much we can say about this piece except "Yes, that is a halter top made out of

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Our Favorite 6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Our Favorite 6 Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

New York Fashion Week whipped by in a flash, but there was plenty of green to be seen on the runways this past week. Far from the few handfuls eco-garment makers seen at Fashion Weeks passed, this season

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Bangladesh’s Toxic Leather Tanneries Could Be Killing Their Workers

Bangladesh’s Toxic Leather Tanneries Could Be Killing Their Workers

The darker side of the clothing trade rarely gets as much attention as the season's latest "it" bag, but textile and clothing production can be a duplicitous trade. So what is the human cost of a pair of

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Shopping Spree From Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman (Worth $400!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Shopping Spree From Hessnatur by Eviana Hartman (Worth $400!)

If you're still feeling the ice-cold pangs of the weary winter, then it's time to perk up because we've got a little something that may actually get you wishing Old Man Winter would extend his stay. This

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Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Stunning Recycled Dress Made of Envirosax Bags Debuts at Sundance

Reusable tote bags are holding more than just your groceries these days. Inspired by the carefully constructed couture of Marie Antoinette and the unrelenting gusto of the Mad Hatter, this corseted gown

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H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M came under fire last year for their questionable clothing disposal practices, but the famed company is looking to turn a new leaf this upcoming Earth Month with their new "Conscious Collection."

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Woolrich and Agion Will Launch a New Line of Odor Resistant Outerwear

Woolrich and Agion Will Launch a New Line of Odor Resistant Outerwear

Any outdoorsman (and woman!) knows that roughing it with Mother Nature can quickly give way to a curious stink synonymous with the wild. But if you're an adventurer who's hoping to save yourself from the

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Would You Wear the Same Jeans for a Year Without Washing Them? It’s Not as Gross as You Think

Would You Wear the Same Jeans for a Year Without Washing Them? It’s Not as Gross as You Think

College students are well known for their questionable hygiene, particularly when it comes to clean laundry their first year in. Not yet ready for the world of responsibility University of Alberta student

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“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Attract Hungry Bees

“Pollinator Frocks” Are Wearable Gardens That Attract Hungry Bees

The dwindling population of bees is no secret, and this mysterious phenomenon holds a considerable threat to our global food system. In order to aid in the pollination of plants all over the world, artist

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Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Artist Rachel Mahlke Upcycles Stiletto Heels into Funky, Feminist Planters

Toe-pinching platforms may not be your bag, but wait until you see what Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke has done with these sky-high stilettos. Pressed to save a friend's old heels from dumpster doom,

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Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

Hermès Debuts “Petit h,” a Line of Goods Made from Upcycled Factory Scraps

'Luxury labels' and 'ethical fashion' are two phrases that don't often find harmony in the same sentence , so when we caught wind of Hermès taking a stab at sustainability we had to applaud their

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Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

Architect Recycles Rubber Bands into Bauhaus-Inspired Dress

In this digital age, you'd be hard set to find anyone still using rubber bands. But despite the stretchy stuff's near extinction, that doesn't mean the forgotten office supply can't find an inspired new

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Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011!

Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2011!

Whether you're a fashionista or err on the side of style indifference, you have to consider fashion as an industry with the potential to impact the environment in a considerable and positive way. As we

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Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home - a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve

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DIY: Transform Broken Christmas Lights into Fun Accessories

DIY: Transform Broken Christmas Lights into Fun Accessories

Do you have a boxful of Christmas lights that have met their last leg? If you don't want to go through the painstaking un-eco task of tossing out these little lights, then why not upcycle them into

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Solar-Powered Cargo Pants Provide Green Energy on the Go

Solar-Powered Cargo Pants Provide Green Energy on the Go

Solar powered accessories are on the rise, but clothing that can harvest energy from the sun isn't something we see too often. A practical piece from their newly launched GO Collection, the Go Urban

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Will the Fashion Industry Ever Stop Obsessing Over Fur?

Will the Fashion Industry Ever Stop Obsessing Over Fur?

If there’s one trend that’s held up over the years, fur has definitely been unfaltering – and this winter season is no exception. As many of use settle into the early stages of what's set to be a

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Smart Wallets React to Electronic Spending by Refusing to Open

Smart Wallets React to Electronic Spending by Refusing to Open

Worried about over-spending this holiday season? If you’re the kind of person who easily gets sucked into all the sales - whether online or out in the real world - then this Proverbial Wallet just

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Forget Black Friday, Could You Give Up Shopping for a Year?

Forget Black Friday, Could You Give Up Shopping for a Year?

If you thought staying home on Black Friday was a feat, then you have to hear about what these 15 die-hard, self-proclaimed fashion addicts are doing. Rather than succumbing to the lure of the mall shops

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