Warning Signs is a visualization of the pollution that exists invisibly all around us. When the wearable senses carbon monoxide, the piece subtly changes color and pattern to indicate higher levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere to the wearer and those around him or her. This piece was designed and created by Nien Lam and Sue Ngo.

photographed by miriam simun

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  1. These are so great. Do you think you’ll be selling them through Etsy.com or somewhere? I’d buy one!

    • Hi Dawn, thank you so much for your interest in our project. My partner and I are currently developing a way to produce the shirts. We will contact you shortly on our future plans.

  2. [...] να το κάνουν αυτό είναι το ντύσιμο, δηλαδή τα «Warning Signs» μπλουζάκια, όπου πάνω τους έχουν σχέδια που [...]

  3. Yes please email me when they become available

    • Hi Nick, will let you know. Thanks

  4. [...] Warning Signs concept shirts by Nien Lam and Susan Ngo each have a heart or set of lungs that, in the prescence [...]

  5. What an inovative idea! Please put me on your list also!

  6. Same here. These are awesome.

  7. Me too, please!

  8. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by emorie tokyo, Jennifer Landa. Jennifer Landa said: This is amazing! Two designers have created t-shirts that can detect high levels of carbon monoxide: http://bit.ly/hrFLzj [...]

  9. [...] NYU grad students have created  a sweatshirt that detects high levels of carbon monoxide. ”Warning Signs” is the name for the team’s interactive project which was started as part of their [...]

  10. This is an amazing idea! Please add me to your list!

  11. Spot On!

  12. I would love to know when these will be available for purchase. Brilliant idea.

  13. I would love to have one of these! Please let me know when and where they will be available! A heart would be nice…

  14. please let me know where and when I can get one of your shirts :)

  15. Hi Nien, brilliant!. Can you tell us pls @ which level of CO (ppm) the colour changes.Thks

  16. I too would like to an update on the shirts please :)

  17. Saw this on Inhabitat. Great. If you make the T-shirts in children’s sizes also the sales will be astronomical. A real public service, especially if you can explain/show, as Rafa said, what the level of exposure to CO2 is.
    I, too would like a shirt or two or three… Thanks.
    - Choking in Soho

  18. I will by quite a few..Please add me to your notification list as well =) Thank you!

  19. Please email me when these shirts come out!

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  22. Marvelous idea! Cheers!

  23. Very interesting. Please e-mail me when it is ready for commercial.

  24. Hi, I have also been waiting for these to become available! It’s a brilliant idea, and I love the design of the shirts. Please add me to your email list as well — I would be very interested in purchasing one. Are there any production updates?

  25. hi, i dont knoow if im too late? but can you add me to the e-mail list? these shirts are genius