The Plaid Shirt: Rebellion, Grunge and a Touch Flamboyance

Plaid shirts will always represent for me Kurt Cobain, riot grrrls and grunge music. That's because I'm self-centered and lived my twenties in the '90s. But today when I see my husband putting on a plaid shirt, it inspires entirely different connotations. He couldn't be less grunge, but he is a certified geek. And it… » 3/02/12 4:20pm 3/02/12 4:20pm

Knitted Gas Mask Helps Cyclists Avoid Cotton-Wool Smog

For those who are about to knit, we salute you—especially if you make woolly hat 'n' gas mask combos for your friends to wear on their bike ride to work. Not sure whether it would work in the event of a mustard gas attack, but it works for me. File this alongside the R2-D2 beanie and Darth Vader bonnet and see the… » 2/22/08 9:00am 2/22/08 9:00am

Soft Mouse Concept Looks Turgid, Feels Flaccid

This wool felt and laminated bamboo ply mouse is soft and ergonomic the same way that a brick is not. Instead of being angled and curve and rounded to fit exactly to your hand (when in the claw position), it's box-shaped and conforms when you squeeze down on it. It's unclear why the designer made the right mouse… » 11/02/07 3:30pm 11/02/07 3:30pm