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8 Cool Customizable Fashions For The Real Fashion Lover

I'm a big fan of customization, particularly when it comes to fashion, and I know I'm not alone. Not all of us can be fashion designers, but customizable fashions do get to put our own mark on the clothing and accessories that we choose to wear so they're unique. Here are some of the coolest customizable fashions on the market today.

New Year’s Resolution: Fill Up That Eco-friendly Piggy Bank

There are plenty of reason you may be broke this early in the year of 2010, last year's holiday gift giving, doctor's bills, bad economy, and so on, but that doesn't mean you have to stay broke. In 2010 save green and be green by dropping all your loose change into an innovative eco-friendly piggy bank like the ones below.

Gift Idea For The Budding Fashionista: Crafty, Customizable Lip Balm Kit!

Adults may appreciate customized beauty products, like the lip balms offered by Lipbalm Labz;  but kids like to get their hands dirty when they customize. With that in mind, here is one great product that any young and budding fashionista would love to receive this holiday season.

Unique Christmas Trees Ideas For the Recycling Artist on a Budget or Everyday Cheapskate

If you're on a budget, or an artist on a budget and you really want a Christmas tree this year, but can't afford it, you may just want to turn to your trash can or recycle bin for a tree. It turns out simple disposable household material can be used to make a tree. Take a look below.

Tasty, Shiny, Inexpensive and Eco-friendly Christmas Tree Anyone Can Make

For anyone out there on a tight holiday budget or really confused about what is more eco-friendly, live Christmas tree or a plastic one, there is great news! You can sip some Mountain Dew, share some with friends and then build an eco-friendly tree with the empty cans, just like the one in the picture here.

Lipbalm Labz: Create Your Own Flavored Lipbalm

You can't always judge a book by its cover. Lipbalm Labz is a business with a website that's extremely bland and almost verging on amateurish. But, the product they offer is high quality, and it's something that just about anyone will love since it features customization!


5 Unique Recycled Ornaments

This year hang some unique eco-friendly ornaments on your eco-friendly tree. Make some of your own ornaments or buy some eco-friendly ones. Take a look at the innovative and unique recycled ornaments below for inspiration

Blank Label: Aspiring Male Fashion Designers Create Their Own Dress Shirts

There's nothing better than the opportunity to design your own fashion using a simple online application. Unfortunately for those men who are so inclined, there are fewer opportunities for them to get creative with fashion. Enter Blank Label, the solution to this dilemma.


Bird Song Organ Plays Tweet Music

The Bird Song Organ from Adult Science magazine is a compact, hand-turned music machine you build yourself with materials provided. The fun never ends... until you actually play it.

Victorian Inspired Braided Hair Jewellery By Grau Wal

Hair can be your greatest fashion accessory when you have a great cut or color; but it can also quickly become a major style faux-pas when you don't.  But what about hair that accessorizes when it doesn't really belong to you, at least not genetically. Do the same rules apply with hair jewellery?


9 Unique Halloween Costumes Inspired By The News And Media This Decade

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you still don't have a great idea for a unique costume, you'd better start working fast. Here are Inventor Spot, we've covered Halloween costumes from a number of perspectives, from the hilarious to the terrifying, to those that make you gag. To put a little twist on things, I've created a list of costumes that come from the inspiration of the top media and pop culture events that have taken place in the new millennium. These costumes weren't necessarily the most popular ones used for dress up each year outlined, but they sure would have gotten people talking and given attention hogs their own piece of the media frenzy!


This Skull Is Cooking Tonight: Trash To Treasure

Just incase you thirst for more eco-Halloween (You do, don't you?) I found another trash to treasure skull that is worth the time of day to see. It is huge and incredibly innovative. Take a look below.

7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas Mother Nature Would Appreciate

There is still time to make your own Halloween costume. Take a look at the list of eco-Halloween ideas I have gathered below. The costumes are made with recycled material and of themes Mother Nature would appreciate.

Cassette Tapes Are Back To Haunt Us All: Amazing Trash To Treasure Skulls

About a week ago, while spring cleaning (yes, I know a little late), I came across my favorite cassette tapes, sighed and told my husband I was ready to give these up and consign with the other stuff. He grabbed the box and argued, "Who would want them?" I snapped him an angry look, "People find ways to recycle them!" and shut him up.

Brooklyn Brew Shop: Apartment Size Home Brew Kits

Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.


Win Big Making Your Very Own Homemade Halloween Costume

Have you noticed that Halloween really brings out the creativity in people? I have. In search for earth-friendly Halloween innovations I came across one costume contest after another after another and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the cute and/or gory things people can create out of recycled material.

The Perfect Natural/Unnatural Teddy Bear Gift Leads to More Sustainable Toys

In a recent skim through of environmentally friendly e-newsletters in my inbox I came across one headline that I could not skim past. What in the world is a Placenta Teddy Bear? I had to click through.

Decorated Contact Lens Cases Offer a New Vision of Cuteness

Having covered every square inch of their cell phones with faux gems, roses, tiny cakes and Hello Kitty faces, Japan's legions of cute-obsessed girls are moving on to other daily use objects like contact lens cases.

Stray Cat Blues? Housewife's Invention Frustrates Freeloading Felines

Stray cats struttin' all over your garden, messing up your garage? Banish the beasties with this homegrown anti-cat solution developed by a Japanese housewife tired of saying Hello Kitty.

Hey Wilson Meet Joules and His Electric Tandem Bike

Finally! Finally! There may be a way to escape my husbands desire to ride a tandem bike together. At least I think there may be. Why? An inventor, who needs to be thanked over and over again, has invented a tandem companion. No, she isn't sexy nor alive!