File this one under â€œthings I wish I'd thought ofâ€. Designed by Nascar fan, Laura Victore of Victore NYC, Ladybuds are earrings that double as reusable, noise-cancelling earphones. I wouldn't be surprised if other designers followed suit with all manner of cute danglies that are just as functional and irresistible.
We've already seen the Hello Kitty buds, so more brands are sure to follow!
Implications - In today's chaotic society, any product or idea that purports to serve more than one purpose has a leg up in the mind of consumers. Companies and brands can capitalize on this desire by creating products that appeal to both the style and practicality of a consumer.