I’m So Wired

July 29, 2009

WIRED RESISTANCEDesigner Melissa Kolbusz makes jewelry out of recycled, repurposed and surplus industrial materials. I’m particularly fond of these detachable bra straps made from surplus rubber washers– you can recycle your favorite strapless outfit into something new just by adding these straps!V…

Get Your Nixx Fix

July 20, 2009

NIXXIMade in Vancouver B.C., Nixxi’s line of organic and sustainable clothing is as elegant as it is under-stated. I always wanted to be that cool/calm/collected girl I’d see walking down the streets of New York, hanging out in art galleries, with the simple but tasteful pants on. I’m usually the on…

Saturday Night Fevi

July 15, 2009

FEVI REYESWhen I was a little girl and saw Saturday Night Fever for the first date, I knew I was destined to be a dancer and tried to get my parents to send me to dance camp. But they sent me to regular camp instead, and now I’m a blogger. Anyway, Puerto Rican designer Fevi Reyes makes a great line …

280-Megawatt Solar Boiler Uses Magnifying-Glass

July 8, 2009

The solar potential plant Abengoa Solar will build in Gila Bend, Arizona, won’t rely on fancy photovoltaic panels. No, it uses pretty much the same trick your evil ass used on bugs and leaves way back when: focusing sunlight to create high heat. In that case, mirrors focus the sun’s rays into ta…

Time to Chen your Evil Ways

July 8, 2009

ANN CHENI love that designer. Her clothes are so elegant and airy, and so clearly reflect her different perspective as an artist. Based out of San Francisco, she uses sustainable and animal-friendly materials to manufacture her avant-garde clothing– considering my cat shouldn’t have to suffer just …

I Wanna Be Ador(n)ed

July 6, 2009

THE URGE TO ADORNBelt buckles. Not something you think about everyday when you wake up, unless you are a professional belt buckle-maker, hobbyist, or enthusiast– soon after you have to think about them. But without these simple gadgets, our pants would fall down, and frankly, nobody wants to see yo…

Pants=Underwear, Poverty=Bad

July 2, 2009

PANTS TO POVERTYThe good thing about American Apparel is that they are made in the US, which has stricter labor laws than, say, Uzbekistan. But that’s just about the only good thing about American Apparel. So, whether you like wearing brightly colored underwear, underwear from Pants To Poverty is a …