multifunctional accessories

"Silent Scream" Mask Becomes Symbol of Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

A mask designed to shield activists from airborne debris, gas attacks, and persecution has become a powerful symbol of Ukraine’s struggle for freedom of speech. Created by Ogilvy…

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Colorful 3D-Printed "Sound Rings" Make Beautiful Music Together

Designer Michiel Cornelissen’s new 3D-printed KXX” rings double as hand-held Brazilian instruments. The colorful bulbous rings are the designer’s version of caxixi…

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7 Weird, Wonderful, and Wholly Unexpected Uses for Bras

CANCER DETECTOR We all expect our bras to work miracles, but can they also monitor our breasts for signs of cancer? First Warning Systems’ high-tech underwire uses a series of…

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"H+Bag" is a Shopping Carrier That Converts Into a Clothes Hanger

Left your reusable tote at home? Here’s a solution that’s good for more than lining your recycling bin. Spotted by our colleagues at Yanko Design, the “H+Bag” is…

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Agilite's Rescue Harness Lets You Carry an Injured Friend Like a Backpack

The military may live by the expression “no man left behind,” but extracting injured troops from war zones is often easier said than done. An Israeli-U.S. company known as…

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VIDEO: Bryan Cera's 3D-Printed Glove Doubles as a Cellphone

When Bryan Cera tells you to talk to the hand, he means it literally. The Milwaukee native is the inventor behind Glove One, a 3D-printed gauntlet that doubles as a working cellphone.…

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Marco Scuderi Upcycles Rubber Boots Into "Footbags"

Tired of your old rubber rain boots? Make like Italian designer Marco Scuderi and repurpose it into a “Footbag.” His sturdy tote keeps more than ankles high and dry. You…

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Kelly Ripa's Cups Runneth Over—Literally—With Booze-Filled Wonder Bra

Lady boozehounds with less-than-impressive knockers needn’t despair: You can have your alcohol and your double Ds, too. This morning on Live! with Kelly, a freshly solo Kelly…

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"Fe Wearables" Are Magnetic Scarves That Can Be Configured Infinitely

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Waxman came upon the design by accident while working on an electronics project at New York University. “I was working with nitinol ‘muscle…

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Klik Klik's Magnetic Jewelry Kit Offers Endless Design Possibilities

A silent yet infinitely powerful force of nature, magnets are driving a new kind of fashion revolution. Leading the charge (pun intended) is Brooklyn designer Kellar Williams, whose…

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