The North Face’s high-tech Futurelight jackets are finally here

When The North Face teased its new Futurelight fabric earlier this year, it claimed to have created its most breathable waterproof gear yet. It uses a proprietary nanospinning technology that lets air move through fabric easily and according to the c...

Google pledges to ‘maximize’ recycled material in own products

Google has been making consumer hardware under its "Made by Google" brand -- like its Pixel phones and Google Home Minis -- for three years, and dabbled in other hardware for a few years before that. Now, it's ready to make its products more sustaina...

Adidas made a running shoe that’s fully recyclable

As part of its recent pledge to only use recycled plastics by 2024, Adidas has revealed a new running shoe that is made from 100 percent recyclable materials. The Futurecraft Loop was designed using nothing but thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a pla...

The North Face teases its most breathable waterproof gear yet

As great as waterproof apparel is to keep you protected from bad weather, most jackets, pants and other gear tend to be too bulky or uncomfortable. That's a problem The North Face is well aware of, and it has come up with a new material that it belie...

These Tiny Robots are Ready to Invade Your Neckline

If you are a fan of robots, or just want to ingratiate yourself to them before they take over the world, check out Tiny Robots. Their shop is loaded with all kinds of cool robot accessories like pendants, earrings, bracelets, hair clips and other stuff with tiny robots on them. Each one is made from old electronic parts and bits of hardware.

They add new tiny robots all the time, so there’s something for everyone. You know what’s even cooler? Each tiny robot comes with a certificate of authenticity. Actually, it’s even better. You get a certificate of adoption where you can add the robot’s name and the date of adoption. Now you are a parent! Yea!

My favorites are the robot pendants because they look like robots trapped in clear amber, perhaps dug up by some future civilization. While most of the robots they make are tiny, they do offer some bigger robots too.

There are more robots then you can shake an electric stick at between the Tiny Robots website and their Etsy shop. The robots in their shop are pretty darn adorable. You’ll pick one of these little dudes, and then find like ten in your cart. I suppose that’s fine, because you can’t have too many cute robot accessories. Do yourself a favor and check out all of their robot offerings.

Artist Transforms Ugly Louis Vuitton Bags into Awesome Star Wars Sculptures

I’ve never really gotten the appeal of Louis Vuitton’s fashions. Not only are they ridiculously expensive, but you have to walk around with somebody’s ugly brand logo stamped all over your stuff. The way I figure it, they should pay you for the free advertising. I suppose if you’re going to have to have all those “LV” logos on your things, they might as well be something cool, like these Star Wars sculptures.

Artist Gabriel Dishaw takes used Louis Vuitton purses and bags and transforms them into awesome Star Wars sculptures. His collection includes stormtrooper and Darth Vader helmets, a crazy Vader-tank, Boba Fett, C-3PO, and an adorable little AT-AT which I’d be happy to have as a pet.

You can check out these and many more of Dishaw’s amazing works of art over on his website and his Instagram feed. I particularly love his toy series. I want that Optimus Subzero on my desk now!

[via Laughing Squid]

Hard Drive Starship Enterprise: Disk Space, The Final Frontier

Between its circular bridge and oblong warp nacelles, the Starship Enterprise is one of the most iconic spaceships in the history of science fiction. Whether you love the NCC-1701 in its original or its many other variants, they all share these common elements. But if you ask me, the NCC-1701-A is my favorite, since it honored the design from The Original Series best, while still updating its look. Fans of this version will dig this cool handmade model of the USS Enterprise, crafted from old computer parts.

Artist shankalonian makes a variety of neat desktop sculptures by recycling disused bits of computers and other electronic devices. In this case, the Enterprise was built using a hard drive platter for its primary hull and main bridge, and a pair of PCI card slots as its warp nacelles.

The model will set you back $100 over on shakalonian’s Etsy shop, where you can also find such wonderful things as recycled computer part models of an X-Wing Fighter, a B-52 bomber, and an awesomely teensy motorcycle.

This Scrap Metal Skull Sculpture Is Making Me Nuts

There’s something about skull art that I find really intriguing. Perhaps it’s that skulls are something that all of us have in common, or it’s just that they remind us of our mortality. I’m really digging this skull sculpture, made from recycled bits of metal.

It was made by the guys at Thailand-based Metal Model House, using scrap metal and a whole boatload of nuts welded together to create its main form. I wish the teeth had a bit more detail, but it’s still a pretty awesome sculpture. I like to imagine that they’re metal dentures he had to get after he drank too much Coca-Cola.

You can find this awesome metal skull over at Metal Model House’s Etsy shop for $259(USD), but if that’s too much for your budget, you can find lots of other cool metal sculptures over there, including a sweet set of metal dinosaur skeletons, and a metal Big Daddy from BioShockIf you buy two or more items from them, you can get 15% off your order too!

Eating a cookie of the future made with recycled bread

There's plenty of food to go around, but most of it is left rotting in the back of our cupboards rather than in the hands of those who need it. Imagine the scenes at a bakery at the end of a slow day, its shelves packed high with bread that's rapidly...