This Sleep Mask Lets You Play With Your Dreams
We all know that getting enough sleep can spell the difference between having a “kicked your to-do list’s butt” day and a “walking talking zombie” day. Thanks to technology, we now have a myriad of sleep apps, trackers and even wearable devices designed to help us get a good night’s rest and be more productive during the day. These things basically help us fall asleep at the right time, get a more restful slumber or wake up at the best time of our sleep cycle. Here’s a new device that adds “control your dreams” to that list while giving you the rest you deserve.
Designed by robotic engineer Octavio A. Martinez García, this cool sleep mask is supposed to help the wearer get some much needed shut-eye as well as help them take control of their dreams. The electronic sleep mask, called Napz, is built to measure Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and uses LED lights to stimulate the wearer and bring them to the “border of consciousness and unconsciousness” so they can start playing with their dreams.
According to García, the wearable device is basically designed to “schedule lucid dreaming” and create better REM sleep patterns and a more restful sleep for the wearer. The sleep mask also needs to be calibrated to the wearer since each individual is different.
If you think this nifty device is just what you need to help keep you from constantly hitting that snooze button in the morning, you’re going to have to wait and see if you can get your hands on one anytime soon. Napz is still a prototype device. It was one of the projects showcased at Digital Futures UKMX, a maker events series between the UK and Mexico, last June.
How do you feel about being able to control your dreams? Tell us in the comments below!
(Images via Jonathan May + Getty)
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)