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steampunkheartbeat

Nico-Tech (NicoNico) is a site that’s popular with hobbyists, and one user named Frisk_P recently shared this sexy steampunk creation.

Frisk has a thing for fashion and steampunk, so he created a unique steampunk heart rate monitor that actually works! Basically, it’s a modern heart monitor that’s attached to a thigh garter. The monitor features a heart rate circuit board that reads blood flow via a photoelectric transistor (so yeah, it’s not steam-powered). Then Frisk added a few rivets and brass fixtures to give it a real Victorian vibe. You can check out a video of the monitor in action after the break.

See Also: Steampunk cosplay and more

Also, Frisk has some other unique fashion-y steampunk projects that he’s shared on Twitter in the past, and we posted some of those below as well.

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If you’re looking for a different, and more literal, form of self-expression, then you’ll probably dig these unique Typo Buttons. The buttons were designed by a Korean design shop called AND, and the basic idea behind them is that you can spell out a message with some creative stitching (and a couple extra button holes). Unfortunately, they aren’t available yet, but I have a feeling that these will be pretty popular, so expect to see them popping up soon.

Of course, you could probably make these fairly easy at home by modifying standard buttons.

Check out some more pictures after the break…

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MBMpro full length top

May-Britt Moser is a co-founder of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She’s also a winner of the 2014 Nobel prize for Physiology and Medicine along with colleague John O’Keefe and husband Edward Moser for discovering grid cells that make up the brain’s positioning system.

London based designer Matthew Hubble, who designs some pretty gorgeous science-inspired clothing for women, made a dress for Moser to wear at the ceremony that features the neuron grid she helped discover in the design. The precision, detail, and thought that went into the design are both inspiring and remarkable in their dedication.

Hubble also designed a grid cell scarf to match the dress design.

Head after the break to see more pics.

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sw purses

If you thought you had seen all the Star Wars purses you might want or need, I have three more that may just make it onto your holiday wish lists.

These three different faux leather Star Wars purses each have their own distinctive styles and design. There’s a Dia De Los Muertos style Stormtrooper, a retro tattoo style, and a black and white grid style that I’m definitely partial to.

Head after the break to see more pictures.

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90s wonder woman

Art by Jordan Gibson

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If you’re planning to get Dad a tie this holiday, hold up. Binary Winter has designs that are interesting, a little bit nerdy, and artistic at the same time.

The designs are created and illustrated by Cody and Shea, who silk screen every item by hand and who are committed to keeping it vegan and eco-friendly.

You also don’t pay a lot for that extra homemade love. The ties run $24 and are just some of the things you can find at their Etsy shop.

Head after the break to see more designs.

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Pod

New York School of Visual Arts MFA student Eden Lew wants to turn you into a pod person. She’s designed a fabric pod called the Nutshell which wraps the top half of your body to provide privacy and a break from the outside world (naps!). It all came about when a professor tasked her with redesigning the first piece of trash she threw out. She told BuzzFeed:

“I threw out a sandwich wrapper and began to think about topics related to food, lunch and time. A fellow classmate introduced me to the Slow Food movement, which I started to interpret a little differently. As a student I’m always looking for the quickest meal to avoid stopping my workflow. I decided that if I’m going to spend five minutes or less eating a lunch, then I might as well use that five minutes to take a mental break. Thus the Nutshell was created to block out distractions and to focus on eating and thinking.”

Her fellow classmates have been very receptive to the idea, even asking for a version that would help block out smells when someone wants to eat a “fragrant” lunch during class. Lew is also expanding on the concept by proposing well-being workshops for companies, all in the name of making us happier and more relaxed. You can’t buy a Nutshell yet, but chances are good you’ll be able to buy one and hide from your coworkers in the near future.

See more pictures after the break.

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marvel strapless

The weather may be getting cooler, but there’s no law against layering so you can still wear this Marvel Collage Spaghetti Strap Dress.

Lots of your favorite Marvel heroes in a cool retro style? I dig it for sure.

Product Page ($26.99)

billionaire playgirl

When people joke about there being a Tumblr for absolutely everything, they’re not kidding. There’s even one that tells you what outfits to wear for ridiculously specific occasions. What to Wear When… is run by Rave Sashayed, and the posts offer helpful advice for situations such as: WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are An Evil Queen Donning the Full Regalia, WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: You Are A Billionaire Playgirl Philanthropist Using Your Fortune to Fight Crime (pictured above), and WHAT TO WEAR WHEN: Slinking Into a P.I.’s Office After-Hours to Tearfully Beg Him for Help Finding Your Husband’s Killer.

Yeah, it’s that awesome. As intriguing as the titles are, the explanation of the items included in the outfit are even better. You’ll want to set aside a few minutes to browse this Tumblr’s archives.

Read the details behind the playgirl philanthropist look and see another example after the break.

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Courtney Coulson and Luke Milton are taking costume photography to a new level. Their Cosplay Couture project merges cosplay and fashion photography with stunning results. They focus more on the “couture construction technique” rather than one hundred percent accuracy, and the effort means they’ve come up with designs that are both creative and impressive.

They’ve tackled costumes from comic books, shows such as Doctor Who, and movies like The Lone Ranger. They offer insight on the costume and the shoot with each of their posts, and I highly recommend following them on Tumblr.

See more of our favorites after the break.

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