Any do-it-yourself idea should get bonus points for not requiring any fasteners, hardware or other accessories to work – and extra credit for utilizing just one object, particularly something nearly everyone has a spare of in their closet.

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Hoodie backpack

The video says it all, without requiring more than 20 seconds (let alone anything by way of words) – how to just flip, fold and wrap your way to a temporary laptop-to-go bag that even your precious computer should feel nice and secure inside.

Hoodie folding computer sleeve

But why stop there? Other strapped backpacks and shoulder bags are possible too, as well as pillows and (if you are feeling really daring) even a baby carrier … be really careful, though, if you intend to build and use that particular variant.

Hoodie into strap bag

ConceptualDevices likes to keep things nice and easy, playing with elemental videos and simple sketches to show very clear new ways to organize existing objects and data into nifty new formations.

“A hoodie is not just a hoodie. In a world full of stuff, smart items should be transformable, editable. They should engage the possibility to be transformed into something else. We do not need a new object, a new thing. Rather we need to get rid of some of them, to reduce the complex network of things around us. Just undo it is a collection of reversible objects that could be made from a hoodie at no cost, no particular knowledge nor tools.”

Hoodie baby carrier

Here’s how the practice, founded by Antonio Scarponi, describes its work:

CONCEPTUAL DEVICES agenda and interests are triggered by the demographic challenges raised by a world shared by more than 7 billion humans interconnected. Food security, waste reduction, innovative dwelling systems, optimization of renewable resources, aging and how all these factors can shape our relation with the built environment are the key factors that frame our design approach and research.”