LEGO Shoes And Shoes For Life – Lower Your Footprint With LYF Shoes.

LYF Shoes - Pinstripe StyleLYF Shoes must know something about how much people love LEGOs because they’re using the same building-block principles to change the way we buy, repair and wear our shoes. Here’s more about LYF Shoes:

“Individual components are made from single-source sustainable materials and are assembled in 90 seconds to meet a customer’s request. This bypasses those monolithic shoe assembly factories which use toxic glues and ship boxes of air halfway around the world. Our technology allows us to pursue many more fashion, fit and ecological advances than the big brands can – while still being competitive with them on price.

We’ve also unlocked unlimited creative expression using digital integration tools, and created the first LYF Cyclable shoe.”

LYF Shoes are currently on fundraising site Kickstarter.

[LYF Shoes via TechCrunch]

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Humane Society’s ‘Seals Need Our Help’ Video.

Seals Need Our Help - HSIBelieve it or not, they’re still clubbing harp seal pups in Canada. The “Seals Need Our Help” video is a reminder that even though demand for products containing seal fur is down, and even banned in many countries, the hunt continues. Calling it a hunt is a stretch; it’s more like real-life Whac-A-Mole with a hakapik instead of a padded mallet.

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Wee-Wee Is Partially Powering A Float At Carnival In Rio. Power To The PEE-ple!

Electric Pee float at Carnival in Rio
Power to the pee-pleThis will only take a second.

Poopcycle, you’ve got competition. During this year’s Carnival in Rio, the AfroReggae float is going to be partially powered by pee-pee / urine / wiz. From JWT Brazil:

“JWT Brazil and NGO AfroReggae teamed up this year to do something about it. The result is the ‘Electric Pee’ project — a unique urinal designed to generate electric energy from urine. Using a process similar to a hydroelectric power plant, which uses flowing water to generate energy, the energy created from each use will help generate power for AfroReggae’s float at Carnival.”

Told you it wouldn’t take long to relieve ourselves of this story. [JWT via Treehugger]

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Traffic Police In Shanghai Get Anti-Smog Nasal Air Filters.

Shanghai traffic police wearing anti-smog nasal air filters.

Anti-smog nasal air filters

Unlike the became fashionable SARS masks, designer anti-smog nasal air filters are going to be a tough sell. In an effort to protect police officers in the Songjiang district of Shanghai, the department has issued the anti-smog nasal air filters to all traffic police. From the Guardian:

“The department decided to provide nasal filters – which it called ‘invisible masks’ – because unlike traditional masks they would not hinder officers from shouting and blowing whistles. A sequence of heavily polluted days in January, dubbed the ‘airpocalypse’ has transformed public attitudes towards the thick smog bedevilling many of China’s major cities.”

Here’s a suggestion for anyone traveling through Shanghai: if a police officer pulls you aside and speaks to you haltingly, don’t mimic them. It’s not easy to only breathe in through your nose and have a conversation. [Guardian]

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If You Hand-Knit A Sweater For A Giraffe…

Hand-knitted sweater for a giraffe.… you better be ready to put it on the giraffe. Otherwise, it’s a giraffe’d size waste of yarn. Just Jubblin. [Yamashita & Kobayashi via Neatorama]

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Jubbling Break: Hilarious Menswear Dog Fashion Blog Is Fido Suavé.

Menswear Dog Fashion BlogMenswear Dog is a new blog featuring a 3-year-old Shiba Inu who dresses better than I ever have. Hopefully the creator of Menswear Dog has a kid or ventriloquist dummy that can Jubblingly share the outfits.

Menswear Dog Fashion Blog

I’ll check back often because nothing beats visiting a website with a dog that regularly out-dresses me. [Laughing Squid]

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