“You won’t see it in everyday fashion for awhile. It’s still very kitsch and it’s still very risky,” said Alison Lewis, who teaches fashion technology at Parsons School of Design in New York. “I mean, lights for light’s sake? That’s fine, but it’s not going to sell.” Lewis aimed for the practical consumer by designing a handbag with a light that lets the owner see what is inside in the dark and the Boom Box Beach Bag , with removable speakers that can hook up to an iPod.
Sound familiar? (check your copy of Knitgrrl, cough cough) The Boombox Bag was designed and knit in summer 2004, though the book didn’t come out ’til 2005. I’m just sayin’…
With this list of links, Christine points out that the iPod bag has become more and more commonplace, though: one, two, three, four, five iPod bags! (say like the Count on Sesame Stree for maximum effect).
I do like the idea of a purse with a lighted interior, though. (Lexie, are you listening?)
And while we’re on the topic of the Boombox Bag, I still have plans to release a felted version. It’s fallen by the wayside with all the recent deadline insanity, but it’s coming… eventually.
Things on my to-do list are rapidly clearing — this doesn’t mean I have free time, it just means other things at the end of the line are moving up!Â Getting things done provides suchÂ a lovely sense of accomplishment, though. Rumor has it my boyfriend and I are going to take our first real vacation in years next month and I’m suitably psyched. Let’s hope it’s no longer 100 degrees in the shade by then… stay cool, everyone!