We’ve compiled a list of five strange bags you don’t want to be seen carrying around, or so we’d like to think. Which ones are your favorites?
Floppy Disk Bag
Now here’s a nifty DIY project that makes good use of all those 3.5-inch floppy disks you have laying around. To make your own, you’ll need a “drill, 1/8” drill bit, pliers, floppy disks (CRUCIAL), links (bits of chain from your local bead store), nails, a plank o’ wood, and a pen. Full instructions here. [Source]
Synthetic Human Skin Laptop Bags
This expensive ($601 USD), but striking laptop bag is made from synthetic human skin. The “Skinbag” is shock absorbant, has 1 cm padding (fabric lining), and 1 side pocket for all your accessories. It measures approx. 39 x 29 cm or 14 x 11 in. and doubles as a regular carrying bag.
“The bags dedicated to electronic machines are waterproof and proctective jackets and become autonomous organisms. They anticipate the fusion between the digital and the organic.”
Functional Boombox Messenger Bag
Cereallad created this strange yet functional boombox messenger bag for his iBook. Here’s how he made it:
I hollowed out the boombox, added hinges and clasps, created a foam interior, created a strap attachment, and… well, attached a strap. Now it holds my ibook and one or two other books. With rudimentary electronics skills, I wired the boombox to play music from the laptop or from any ipod/walkman/etc that you place inside. I added a small amplifier that I found on some toy speakers to increase the sound volume and quality
On the outside, the “Telephone Bag” looks like any other novelty purse/bag, with the exception of the receiver, cord, and keypad. It’s actually a fully functional telephone, just plug it into any phone jack, and the receiver doubles as a handle. The bag measures 11″h x 10″w and comes in shiny red vinyl. It will set you back a hefty $295.00.
“This novelty bag was the original cell phone…portable, and can be plugged in to any jack.”
Felcidade Groove iPod Handbag
Here’s another interesting iPod accessory; the 1.7-pound “Felcidade Groove Handbag” has built-in speakers and a special clear plastic compartment for the iPod or iPod Mini. Its self powered at lower volumes, but needs 4AA batteries if you want more than just background noise. Available now for $199 from Dr. Bott.
“If muggers didn’t have a good enough reason to try to steal your handbag before, they certainly will now.”