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The Chairless Strap: The Chair That Wasn’t

Behold the Chairless, a seat strap designed to make you feel like you’re sitting in, um, a chair. The belt-like design is actually nothing new and originates from an Indian tribe in Paraguay. Looks like some design nerds just decided to make the product cuter by adding preppy color combinations (they remind us of those ribbon belts that were oh-so popular with the prepsters a few years ago). We say: perfect for outdoor summer concerts, waits in line for the latest H&M collab, or substitute furniture when you’re broke and too poor to buy a living room set. [Lost in a Supermarket] Keep reading »

The Hair Dryer Phone: A Look At Beauty Salons Of The Future

Does anyone use those retro hair dryers that fit over your head anymore? Some Danish design students have figured out a way to make the vintage appliances new again, by converting them into phone booths. Problem is, everyone can hear your conversation—quite loudly. Although, if you had that hair dryer going at the same time, you’d need the extra volume. Pun intended. [Gizmodo.com] Keep reading »

Finding A Use For TP Outside Of The Bathroom

If you’re getting married and have a bit of skill when it comes to DIY style projects, then head to your closest drugstore and stock up on toilet paper. Because for the sixth year running, it’s time to get crafty with TP as part of the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest! Forget running, nail-scratching, and hair-pulling with other bridezillas in order to win a lower priced dress–this is the answer to your wedding day white gown dreams. Simply create a dress only using toilet paper, tape, glue, and a needle and thread, and enter the contest for a chance to win $1,000 to spend on the dress of your dreams. Get to designing and submit your photos to TPdresscontest@gmail.com! And please, please be sure to share your genius designs with us. A few more examples, after the jump! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Decipher These Designs In Disguise

Appearances can be deceiving, as we were reminded this morning when twice our eyes did double takes while doing our daily style scroll. Could you tell what these products are hiding as? Example one: Issey Miyake’s latest treat is a T-shirt for Opening Ceremony that comes packaged in the likeness of a chocolate bar. Although this made us pause—which did we want more? A T-shirt or chocolate? Chocolate. [Fashion Week Daily]

Up top, laptop sleeves made from old sweaters for a reasonable $20 by designer Davey Sommers. (Or, an innovative DIY method of recycling the goods in your giveaway pile if you’re handy with a needle.) [Style Frizz] Keep reading »

Move Over FIT, It’s Fashionista University

With MTV’s glorification of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, the non-stop parade of reality shows, and the infiltration of the “celebrity designer,” it’s really not a shocker that girls (and boys) are devoting their career dreams to the ever fickle world of fashion. If you’re still in school (junior high through college) and jealous of the style bloggers who rise to fame, Fashionista University is here to help with two courses: Fashion Design 101 and PR Prep 101. With lessons from designer Kathlin Argiro and PR guru Gwen Wunderlich of Wunderlich Inc., the school claims you’ll learn the basic job functions of a publicist and just how to create frocks everyone will want to wear. Of course, these classes come with a hefty price tag — $600 for a seven week term. Yikes. And we thought ballet lessons were expensive. Keep reading »

About That Facelift …

Design duo Lucy McRae and Dutch Bart Hess call this “low-tech plastic surgery.” We call it freeeeeeeaky. [The Cut] Keep reading »

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