Design+Technology = Elena Corchero

“A collection of fashion accessories that explores delicate ways of incorporating organic solar cells into textiles in which technology meets tradition. The pieces are charged while used outdoors during the day. When brought indoors in the evening they transform into a decorative ambient light display for the home, powered only by energy stored earlier.

Electronic components like solar cells, resistors, and LEDs are integrated directly into the textile and wired together into working circuits using conductive thread. Organic prints and embroidery motifs recall endangered birds.”

HOW AMAZING! …right?

I have an idea for her – tell me what you think: Do you see the fan in the upper left photo? Well, what if one of the [pieces of the fan] were actually a book mark? Then, it would double as a book light!?! genius, I know 🙂

click here to check out her beautiful website.

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • ~ alison

    July 1, 2008 |

    Awesome find! I love it!

  • Ashley

    July 2, 2008 |

    That’s a GREAT idea. Nice job. 🙂

    Some people can be SO smart…where do they *think* of these things!?

  • Nanny Pants is on the loose

    July 2, 2008 |

    where do you find this stuff? amazing.