This dress, made from old computer wires, is by designer Tina Sparkles for the Keep Austin Beautiful Recycled Fashion Show. The “Project Runway” enthusiast in me thinks it looks awesome. But the practical side of me thinks constructing clothing that’s unwearable in the real world from repurposed “e-waste” isn’t really that green, considering how you are using resources like electricity while you make it. Sparkles calls the dress an “art project” and says it took her all summer to build. But lucky for us, she also has a book called Little Green Dresses with 50 far more practical patterns for re-used/recycled apparel. And if you’re interested in cutting back on your own “e-waste,” Sparkles offers more info on her website.
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Can you believe it? The “Jersey Shore” boys are not the celebs responsible for spreading the most viruses. That distinction actually goes to Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel.
We are talking about computer viruses, of course. Keep reading »
Threadless, the Chicago-based brand that’s gained a cult following for their crowd-sourced graphic tees, is teaming up with Dell computers to produce a line of laptops featuring Threadless designs. The company has more than 80,000 designs in their archives with new ones submitted by the dozens daily. The initial run will feature 11 different design options, but the choices will be updated based on user votes two to four times a year. Sorry, HP and Vivienne Tam, but Threadless has your fancy netbooks beat. [Lookbooks] Keep reading »
Today in randomness on Etsy.com: check out this human thumb-shaped USB drive. The gadget is made from flesh-tinted urethane and based on a rubber cast of the creator’s own thumb. Um, ew? Anyone else think a human thumb coming out of your laptop is a bit too Salvador Dali-ish for real life? [Etsy.com] Keep reading »