10 Classic Gadgets Upcycled Into Fashion Accessories
Is that stack of floppy disks behind your computer collecting dust? Take a tip from these artists and turn old tech into new-school.
We’ve collected 10 fashion accessories upcycled from the gadgets of your youth. Even if you’re not exactly in the market for a computer mouse belt buckle or a LEGO bowtie, you’ll get a kick out of these repurposed creations.
Floppy Disk Bag
Whether you use it as a lunch box, a purse or a knapsack, this floppy disk carry-all is sure to turn heads.
VHS Pencil Box
These VHS pencil boxes feature popular movies like The Breakfast Club, Star Wars and Back to the Future.
Computer Mouse Belt Buckle
Statement belt buckles are always in style. Show off your geeky side with this old-school Compaq computer mouse buckle. Or opt for an iMac puck instead.
Artist Nicholas Tee has launched a Kickstarter program to fund the creation of his fun bowtie art. He also assembles bowties from guitar picks, wine corks and old film.
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Circuit Board Sneakers
“Junk artist” Gabriel Dishaw creates sculptures like these Air Jordans out of recycled circuit boards and typewriters
Jewelry and accessories like this NYC necklace are made of upcycled vinyl records and acrylic
Designed by Marcella Foschi, these adorable wallets were fashioned out of repurposed cassette tapes.
Boom Box Suitcase
The BoomCase Store carries vintage suitcases into which the artist has incorporated old boom box speakers. Hook up your iPod or iPhone for a portable speaker system. The charge lasts 10+ hours!
Keyboard Hair Clip
Hey, you have a keyboard in your hair. This cute barrette types out a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Article via Mashable.