Lighter Than a Boom Box

Posted on March 29, 2007 Under Design

For all the angst that so many of us claim to feel over the eighties, there definitely seems to be little resistance to the throwback era creeping in on us. I don’t really know why I’ve been tainted with such an intense nostalgia recently– I thought I saw enough of that mess the first time around– but these days I’m collecting endorphins off of hightops and haircuts that are getting a little flirty with the mullet. I’m not really ready to commit to shoulder pads again, but I might be up for a dose of ’87 in the form of one of these little cassette tape wallets. Created by Italian designer Marcella Foschi, these zip-ups are made from one-of-a-kind recycled cassettes, mostly from Italian artists, and are really just a little case as opposed to a wallet (no slots for credit cards, just plenty of room for scrunchies). These sold out pretty quickly at Designboom Mart in Tokyo not so long ago, and the designer makes them herself in small quantities, so if you want one, you might want to jump on it soon.