From Upcycled Nautical Bags to Portable Wind Turbines

 - Apr 26, 2014
This SocialBusiness top list of boat-inspired innovations imagines just what it would be like to sail right through life. From upcycled nautical bags to portable wine turbines, these features include perhaps more simple styles like fashion and clothing but also larger -- literally -- attempts at ways to navigate human's relationship to the ocean, that is, in terms of architecture and technology.

These boat-inspired innovations consider not simply environmental change specifically but are interested in sailing as a social practice, a way to consider how we want to live our lives, collectively, in this age where we're mostly attached and addicted to our smartphones, laptops and tablets. Whatever you're doing, it's time to sit back and imagine how life could be if you were surrounded by water.