Tag Archives: fabric

Got Extra Eco Tote Bags? Turn Them Into Pillows

Like many of you, I’ve accumulated more eco fabric tote bags than I know what to do with. There is just no way I’d ever buy enough groceries to fill all of these things. So instead of wasting perfectly good fabric, why not use the bags to create something you’ll actually use? These DIY eco tote bag pillows are an ...

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PB&J Pillows Are Deliciously Comfortable

As a college student, I’d like to think I’m the go-to expert on all things peanut butter and jelly. It’s an inexpensive meal that is not only classic, but also delicious. That’s why you should take your leftover birthday money your ‘rents gave you and purchase these handmade PB&J pillows off Etsy. Created by user Diffractionfiber, each pillow is 16″ ...

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You Can’t Do That On Television

Know why? Because this is a plush TV set. It’s simply gorgeous. Color test on the screen, white bezel – fantastic. No one knows who made it and no one will ever find out. That’s because Marc Summers has a grudge. A grudge against the world. Happy Friday. Link [via]

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Knit Touchpad Will Render Clothing More Useful

I’ve always wanted to integrate a touch pad into my clothing and thanks to Hannah Perner-Wilson (aka Plusea), that dream could become a reality. For those not familiar with Plusea, she’s all about wearable computing. Her latest work, the Knit Touchpad, is just like the touchpads we use on our notebooks, except this one is made of fabric. It works ...

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Abandoned to Art: Transforming A Gas Station

The abandoned gas station is becoming more and more commonplace these days as fuel prices continue to climb. Rather than have her local abandoned Citgo look like crap, artist Jennifer Marsh instead decided to decorate the building. With the help of more than 2500 students in 29 states, Marsh covered the entire station with fabrics and connected everything together. Now ...

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Caterpillar Watch Thinks It’s A Bulldozer

The standard wristwatch hasn’t changed much in the past few centuries. Design student Nicolas Lehotzky was tired of the vanilla-looking watches of the 21st century. Instead, he has designed three prototype wristwatches to reflect the brand and product values of Caterpillar, Brembo and SRAM. Most notably is his Caterpillar model which is directly inspired by a bulldozer track and extends ...

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BMW Gina Is Not Flame-Retardant

BMW’s new concept car GINA Light Visionary Model is remarkably innovative. It’s a shape-shifting car covered with seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allowing the driver to change the car’s form at will. The fabric is water resistant and durable. However, setting fire to it is a different story. There are no plans for the fabric-enveloped car ...

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Gigantic Fabric Keyboard

With a design reminiscent of the Nintendo Power Pad, this DIY fabric keyboard seems to keep the basic idea down pat. Off come your shoes and in Tom Hanks fashion, you walk over to the letter you want to type and give it a tap. It uses the popular Arduino processor to control the letters, which are made out of ...

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Knife Proof T-Shirt Oddly Not Equally Nipple Proof

The Nihon Uni company, a uniform producer in Chuo Ward, Osaka, has developed a meshy t-shirt that is said to be knife-proof, and could save many from suffering being stabbed or shanked. The strength of the ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber material used to create this shirt can be compared to the material used in aramid fiber body armor. It ...

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