Shirt Detects When You’re Being Poisoned (or Drunk)

Now this is pretty rad. Warning Signs is a new type of T-Shirt designed by New York University students, Nien Lam and Sue Ngo. It is designed to detect the presence of large amounts of Carbon Monoxide. I can see it being useful if you ever find yourself stuck in your car inside of an enclosed garage, but I fear that at the point the warning sign may be a bit moot. In the video below, you can see the “veins” in the heart below turn to a light blue color in the presence of large amounts of carbon monoxide. The duo also say that they are working on a T-Shirt that will detect when you’ve had a bit too much to drink. I’d buy that shirt.

“Warning Signs is a visualization of the pollution that exists invisibly all around us. When the wearable senses carbon monoxide, the piece subtly changes color and pattern to indicate higher levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere to the wearer and those around him or her. This piece was designed and created by Nien Lam and Sue Ngo.”

Take Care (Or Not)

Ever take a close look at the hang tag of a recently purchased T-Shirt? Chances are you’ll find some washing instructions and a bunch of icons associated with how you should properly care for your brand new tee. For me, the process is simple. Wear, wash, repeat. Those would be the three icons that I would put on the hang tag of my T-Shirt.

Simplified Clothing is far from just another T-Shirt brand. In fact, they are so different that their tees feature the handling, wash and care icons on the front of the T-Shirt instead of just on the hang tag. OK, this might not be the case for every tee from Simplified Clothing. In fact, it’s only the case for one of their tees, aptly named Take Care. But I have to say that it’s a pretty damn awesome T-Shirt. It’s actually my favorite from the Simplified Clothing line, with the Obama smoking a fag* tee coming in at a close second. And since we’re on the topic of taking care of things, President Obama, you’re not doing yourself or your lungs any favors with your nicotine addiction. Get over it!

Take Care and Obama are both available now from Simplified Clothing for $21.99 each, but you can save 15% off your entire purchase by using the coupon code “Cotyshirts” at checkout!

*No, i’m not trying to be derogatory in any way. A good friend of mine from England taught me that it is rather common for an Englishman to call a cigarette a fag. It made me chuckle just a little bit.

Take Care

Take Care