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Sonic Fabric Ties

All these products are obviously from recycled materials.  However, what makes them unique is that the material they are derived from is not masked or hidden.  With the pool ball earrings the original design creates a unique color blocking and the minimalistic asterisk of a computer key makes a bold ring.  My favorite definitely has to be the Sonic Fabric Neckties.

This design collaboration between designer Julio Cesar and Sonic Fabric is an innovative improvement to the standard men’s necktie.  They are woven from 50% recorded audio cassette taps and 50% colored, polyester thread.  If you run a tape head over the tie it actually creates a sound collage.  I had my doubts, but the site lead me to a video demonstration.

If you are really into this concept like I was check out the sound example and video of how the fabric is made.

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These images are stills from the collaborative music video between the band, Liquid Architecture and artist, Matali Crasset. To see the entire video click here.

The work of Parisian product designer, Crasset, creates the atmosphere for the band’s first music video.  It was filmed in Chicago and tells the story of a man and woman who spread  their musical laboratory experiments throughout the city in order to share their new sound with others.  Crasset’s works range from collaborations with artists like this piece to innovative glasses.  Her work has been described as encouraging “us to question the way we go about our daily lives.”  Examples of her works are below:

-quote from http://designmuseum.org/design/matali-crasset

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This Emilio Pucci Bean Clutch pushes the boundaries of typical handbags or clutches.  This shiny, hard clutch hinges open and I assume fits comfortably into the palm of your hand.  One negative, however, is that I am sure ever smudge or mark is very evident on the shiny surface.  Doesn’t stop me for lusting for it.  I’ll save my $1,385 pennies!!

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Sweden based designer, Linn Gustafsson,  created these clothes packages when she was a student.   I think they are great.  So creative and really make me want to buy the shirt inside.

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Wall Stickers…

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While we are on the topic of wall decorations, check out these awesome Vinyl Wall Stickers from The Smart Vinyl Laboratory.  I am slightly obsessed.  The designs are funny and clever, yet simplistic and graphic.  Three of my favorites are above.  They let  you personalize a space without ruining the walls (they are removable!).

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Remember Iris Apfel and her amazing unique sense of fashion?  Her garments and jewelry from around the world will once again be on display.  The Rare Bird of Fashion:  The Irreverent Iris Apfel will be open from October 17- February 7 at the  Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.  Oh, how I wish I could drive there and see it.  Instead, I will spend endless hours playing with the Iris Apfel online paper dolls.

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Double Take…

Shwood Sunglasses

I couldn’t resist writing about sunglasses again after I saw these amazing Shwood Sunglasses.  I had to do a double take on my computer screen to make sure I was seeing correctly.  Yes, they are made of real wood!  They are available in two limited styles, my personal favorite being the Zebrawood Canby seen above.  I feel an investment coming on…

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