I think these UM handbags from Conphorm are cool!
Images courtesy of Conphorm
These handbags are made from 2 layers of industrial wool felt with a zipper sewn around the edges. When open, the piece lays completely flat. When zipped, the piece turns into an organic 3-dimensional form. Comes in 4 sizes: wallet, purse, clutch, and carry.
In my -professional- opinion, these are sufficiently unique that they could be patented and you know I don’t say that often. In fact I wish Josh Jakus had gone through the rigors of the process. Isn’t that the way it works? It’s so common that real innovators put cool stuff out there and the one-idea-in-a-lifetime folks have to patent the lamest things. I hope Josh becomes tremendously successful and I look forward to seeing whatever else he cooks up. Via Treehugger.
I just bought one off the website. Conphorm takes paypal!