Turn Any Watch Into a Smartwatch With Glance
Would you switch from classic wristwatch to smartwatch? A lot of us would probably opt for something fashionable over something practical, but a Kickstarter project called Glance by Kiwi Wearables allows you to keep that stylish, traditional timepiece and get all the benefits of a techie watch. Think of it as an accessory for your accessory.
Glance is a small aluminum band that fits underneath your existing watchband. The crazy-amazing tech piece has built-in Bluetooth, along with 3D motion detection and hooks up to your smartphone. And, because the device fits snugly under your wristwatch, you can use it daily without compromising your outfit. So if you want to wear a menswear-inspired watch one day and a skinny ladylike one the next, you can still use the Glance. Woo hoo!
One of the coolest features of this watch involves your television. Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’re not quite happy with what your roommate’s watching on the tube. You can use the Glance to (secretly) switch the channel! Not only can you go from ESPN to the Food Network without touching your remote control (sorry, boo), but you can also respond to text messages, control your computer and track your activity all with this awesome device.
As if Glance wasn’t already impressing the heck out of you, here are some more details that we know you’re curious about. Is it waterproof? Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it is. Glance comes in three strap-width sizes and has a rubberized grip to make it comfortable for all-day wear. You also may be skeptical about the battery life, but have no fear. It lasts around a week on a single charge!
Currently, it’s only compatible with Android and iOS, but don’t worry BlackBerry and Windows Phone users; plans for Glance to work with your devices are listed as stretch goals. The piece costs $70 to pre-order, with a target ship date of October 2014.
Would you wear the Glance? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
(h/t Tech Crunch)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)