Designer Rosanna Kilfedder was inspired by her girlfriends (digging for car keys in the dark abyss of their handbags) to create the SunTrap Handbag. The bag, which has a battery sewn into the lining, lights up when opened and remains lit for 15 seconds (or until the bag is zipped closed again). A flexible, solar side panel keeps the battery charged with normal everyday use; the battery can also be used to recharge wireless devices like a mobile phone.
The bag will be on exhibit at Wired NextFest, a four-day festival showcasing innovations in communication, design, entertainment, health, transportation, security, and green living. It takes place September 29 thru October 1 in New York City.