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Turn Heads, Even When It’s Dark: Betabrand Reflective Plaid Button-Down

Betabrand Reflective Plaid Button-Down

 

How many close calls have you had while riding your bike at night? The unfortunate reality is that a lot of cyclists are involved in accidents when it’s dark out. This is why it’s important to install lights or decorate your bike with reflective stickers (even though it might cramp your style) if you don’t plan on wearing a reflective jacket or helmet.

However, if none of these sound appealing to you, then here’s another option: Betabrand’s Reflective Plaid Button-Down. These slim-fitted shirts have 3M retroreflective yarns woven right into them so you’ll be impossible to miss at night.

The Reflective Plaid Button-Down shirt costs $118.

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Mondo 237: A Clothing Line Inspired By the Carpet Pattern Outside Room 237 in ‘The Shining’

Mondo 237 Clothing

Remember the honeycomb carpet pattern outside Room 237 in The Shining? If you were busy covering your eyes or screaming your head off, then you probably didn’t notice the distinct pattern on the carpet that has now spawned an entire clothing line called Mondo 237, which includes knit sweaters, cardigans, scarves, scarf, ski masks, a door mat, and an area rug.

The pattern on the fabric used was designed by artist Sal Giliberto.Continue Reading

Solar-Powered Sunglasses That You Can’t Lose or Misplace

Tzukuri Sunglasses

Do you misplace stuff and lose things like there’s no tomorrow? Aside from wasting money, constantly losing stuff means you’re also wasting time, including the hours you spend looking for and buying a replacement for whatever it is that you lost. If you recently lost your sunglasse and are on the (literal) lookout for a new pair, then check out these solar-powered sunglasses by Tzukuri that you won’t be able to lose, even if you tried.

These fashionable lenses hook up to your iPhone via Bluetooth and work in conjunction with an app that’ll alert you if you’ve left it behind. The first alert pops up when you’re 16 feet away from the glasses, while the next ones come when you’re 32 feet and 50 feet away.Continue Reading

Mutant Fashion: Krang Belt Buckle

Krang Belt

If you think about it, Krang definitely ranks high in the list of truly gross and despicable supervillains, considering he’s the disembodied brain of an alien warlord who’s still up to no good, even without a body! With the movie along the way (which Krang will reportedly be in), you might want to jump on the bandwagon and lend your human bod to Krang for a day or two or longer.

Not a real live Krang, but one that’s made from clay and cast in a urethane resin that’s hand-painted, and hard-coated with polyurethane clear coat by Christopher Genovese.Continue Reading

Scratch-and-Sniff Jeans Will Have You Smelling Minty Fresh

Naked and Famous Jeans

If you’re too lazy to change your shirt every day, then Wool & Prince’s shirt might just be the thing you need. But if jeans are the problem, then you might want to check out Naked & Famous’s line of scratch-and-sniff jeans. Each pair has layers of micro-capsules on the surface that can be scratched to reveal the scent within.

Their latest pair boasts of a minty-fresh scent to throw people off when it comes to your jeans-changing habits. Designer Brandon Svarc explains: “We designed ‘scratch-and-sniff’ jeans because we love fun and unique things. If I can make my customers smile, then I’m doing my job correctly. We love innovations and will continue to make unique and crazy fabrics of all kinds.”

And unique they are. This isn’t the first time Naked & Famous forayed into the unusual side of fashion, as they’ve debuted glow-in-the-dark jeans and pants that change hues with changes in temperature.

The mint-scented jeans are priced at $158. 

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3D Printed Nails For All Your Manicuring Needs

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As part of our ongoing coverage of everything 3D printed, here are some glue-on nails by NYC artists Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford. They’re made out of vinyl and are available at their Shapeways store. Shapeways has been around for a while, so it’s not like we’re talking about personal 3D printing here. But it’s entirely conceivable that you could do these yourself at home if you have a printer. For now though, if you like these designs (our eyes are bleeding from not liking them, to be honest, but to each their own…), you’ll have to pay between $35 and $50.

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Nintendo Controller Rings FTW

Nintendo Controller Promise Ring

 

If you “intendo” to get serious-o with your significant other, then you might want to present her with this Nintendo Controller promise ring. Fancy gems? Check. Unique design? Check. Gamer-approved? Check, check, and check!

The ring was designed by Paul Michael Designs, who have cleverly dubbed their design as the “Intendo.” With gemstone buttons, a gold D-Pad, and silver “wire” that goes round and round your lovely lady’s finger, I doubt she’d turn you down. Just make sure you follow through and go for the ultimate level-up in your relationship: marriage.

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Awesome Reversible Scarf Tells The Story of ‘The Hobbit’ On Both Sides

Hobbit Scarf

 

So The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug still reigns supreme in the box office. Whether you’re going to watch it for the first, second, or nth time, why don’t you show a bit of support and lots of love for the franchise by wrapping this Hobbit-inspired scarf around your neck? The images on the scarf might seem random at first. But if you look closely, then you’ll notice that it’s actually a graphic retelling of The Hobbit.

The imagery on the scarf begins with Bilbo Baggins’ journey from the Shire and back again. Get your knitting needles out and start knitting this as if Smaug were after you.

The pattern is available at Ravelry for $5.

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Sebastian Errazuriz’s ’12 Shoes for 12 Lovers’ are Wearable Art With Rich Backstories

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Relationships, regardless of how serious they are, will impact your life in one way or another. This is specially true in Sebastian Errazuriz’s case, who used his past relationships and experiences with ex-girlfriends as inspiration to create 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers. It’s essentially a collection of twelve shoe sculptures that capture the essence of the women and the relationship that he had with them.

For example, the shoe pictured above, “Cry Baby” Alexandra, is about a weeping girl who came to him after a particularly bad break-up. Another shoe in the series, “Gold Digger” Alison, is about a girl who left him for her rich boss (exactly what the name implies.)

You can find the rest of the shoes in the series after the break.

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