Let's be honest--we've all wanted to rock an Iron Man suit, right? We just aren't millionaire superheroes, which makes it fairly impossible. The next best thing, though? This awesome, wearable Iron Man suit that's made of cardboard.
Made by Kai-Xiang Xhong using the process of pepakura, he has taken regular cardboard and turned it into a work of art. Again, this thing is fricken wearable! Kai-Xiang decided to leave the colors and textures as they are, but if you're up for replicating it, feel free to bust out some red and brass-colored spray paint.
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Kyle A. Koch was really jazzed with his iPhone because it kept everything in one place. He would snap pictures of things, such as class assignments, so he wouldn’t lose them. But since they didn’t always come out clear enough, he designed the Scandock. At a size of 15.5 x 9.5 x 15-inches, it is made of corrugated cardboard and comes flat packed for a mere $16.00. He will engrave a logo on it and you can download his .eps files for free. There is limited distribution of the Scandock, but contact Kyle to work something out.
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Let’s file this one under, “It’s about time.” Amazon is now working with retailers to help eliminate those pre-boxes and plastic sealing that is almost impossible to get open without way too much work. Instead, items will be packed in plain brown cardboard boxes and envelopes. Companies to step up to the plate first are Microsoft, Fisher-Price, Mattel, and Transcend. We figure that will not only make Amazon greener, but should certainly keep shipping costs lower. Let’s hope that they pass some of the savings on to us.
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There are wooden speakers and environmentally correct ones, but what if you could combine the two? That’s exactly what Woodchuck’s Woodgrain iPod/Laptop Speakers do. Available in both light and dark models, the speakers are surrounded in heavy duty cardboard and arrive flat. DIY and can they make you look hot without damaging your budget. We found the semi-recyclable devices available for only $13.50 a pair. We figure if the outsides wear out, you can use them as a pattern to make new ones with that leftover shoebox you couldn’t quite throw away.
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If you can fold, you can save some money on this Mini Cardboard Boombox. The retro-looking dock comes flat packed, includes working amplified speakers, and is compatible with iPod and other MP3 players. It runs on 2 included AA batteries and may fool fellow workmates into believing that you too have a macho power system, provided they don’t look too closely or light a match near it. The Boombox is due out the end of this month for about $40.00.
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