The slanket taught us there's lots of design left in the world of functional apparel... what's next?

Ever since Steph bought me a slanket, I haven't ever been cold at my desk. The slanket is a blanket with sleeves. You wear it like a robe. It's a blanket. It's a slanket! Somewhere along the way, some designers decided there was a lot more innovation left in this space. For instance...

Sometimes it's kind of cold and you want to do some work, but you're at the cafe and there's too much noise and distraction. Luckily, there's the Laptop Compubody Sock to the rescue.

Or sometimes its cold and you want to eat a sandwich. Voila, the sandwich eating ski mask.

What will they come up with next? More on these and other ingenious inventions over at, and detailed instructions on how to create the Compubody Sock at

It's not quite wearable. Well, not in public, anyway. But it is awesome.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you: the most unrealistic, yet kickass, shoes. Only from Report Signature.

I think the title of the post says it all.  I totally love Report's regular shoes because they are so deliciously cute and wearable, but lately I find my imagination held hostage by their higher-end line, Report Signature, which are probably the most UNwearable shoes I've ever seen in my life.  I couldn't wear them in a million years, because I would break my ankles in about five different places and dislocate both my knees trying to toddle down the stairs from my apartment.  

The shoes average a 4.5" - 5" heel.  Geez Louise, who can wear such an absurdly tall heel?  And yet, maybe the fact that they are so unattainable for the average gal makes them that much more awesome.  Is it even possible to make outstanding shoes like these but with, say, a 2" or 3" heel?  Sounds like a potential business plan...

From left to right: Madera platform, Howell bootie, Dita pump, Pamona platform, Rockwell platform, Tocai platform, Loring bootie, Durant bootie (in beige and leopard), Corinne sandal, Downey platform (in black and white), and Ziska sandal

Images taken from (in case you are crazy enough to want to buy them):