Are These Designer Google Glass Frames Chic or Still Just Geeky?
Whether you like it or not, Google Glass just became super fashionable. It was announced today the wearable received its latest geek chic makeover from designer Diane von Furstenberg in a collection of five brand-new frames and eight shades. All will be available to snatch up right alongside your Louboutins on luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter, as well as the Glass website, starting June 23. Called DVF | Made for Glass, the collaboration is Google’s best move with Glass yet, but that has nothing to do with the design.
Yeah, too bad but true: Even after DVF put her sophisticated spin on the smart frames, including one pair of statement sunnies with large iridescent mirrored lenses + baby blue temple tips and another work-ready pair of glasses with rich mahogany-colored frames, Google Glass still looks like… Google Glass. Still clunky + nerdy at first glance, and for us, that means it’s still bookmarked in our Not-Yet Wearable folder.
Don’t call us haters, we’re just disappointed that a designer collaboration of this magnitude couldn’t spark a colossal revamping of the overall awkward design (yep, little Lego brick camera, we’re looking right at you). After all, Furstenberg holds the posh title of President of the CDFA and is the inventor of the iconic wrap dress — one of the most versatile, flattering and easy-to-wear silhouettes to come out of fashion in the last 40 years. And that’s exactly the kind of vibe we want from Google Glass. And alltech-cessories for that matter: To actually be wearable, and that means outside of the gym/the year 2050. Glass, we know there’s a She’s All That-style makeover in the cards for you yet. If you’re already on board with the heads up display, set an iCal alert for later this month and save up: A pair of DVF branded frames will cost $1,620, or approximately five wrap dresses.
What do you think: Are these DVF Google Glass frames chic or still super geeky? Tell us if you’d wear ’em in the comments below.
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)