See How This New Ring Can Turn You Into a Superhuman
You were born to hand jive, baby, but also to use hand gestures to control all the devices in your home. Turning up the heat with a wave of your wrist or turning on the beats with a snap of your fingers is a futuristic vision that’s — fast forward! — happening right now. Harness all the power that you know your hands have with Nod, the latest Bluetooth connected ring meant to bring the objects around you to life.
Out of the box, Nod will instantly fit into the Internet of Things wirelessly powering your world at home, at work and on the go. Nod isn’t the first of its kind but it has impressive backing and is ready to flip on a light switch for you possibly sooner than those other crowdfunded tech-sessories — Nod is available for pre-order now for $149. It’s sensitive enough to understands smaller gestures and hearty (waterproof even!) to withstand wear and tear. Here’s a look at what Nod can do thanks to our favorite mode of showing-as-telling on the web: GIFs!
Chilly under that blanket? Don’t get out of bed to turn up the thermostat, just twist your wrist.
Play DJ from anywhere in the world — yes, a music-related gesture should probably be a record-scratching simulation, but we’ll take this and the ability to shuffle, play and change the volume on your playlist without a remote or your phone.
Talk about mood lighting. You would be a smooth operator with Nod on hand.
Keyboard no more, type using your hands and the ring.
Nod is here to play, too — you can use it in place of a game controller for a more immersive experience in whatever world you’re racking up the points in.
We love an invitation to the party, and Nod has an open platform so you can make your favorite technology more Nod-able. Right now they’re in good company with Nest, Hue, Phillips, Apple, Android, Windows, GoPro and way more, but it might be time to get your startup’s product in Nod’s Internet.
The language Nod speaks may be beautiful but we’re not exactly going Gollum over the look of this ring. It’s not offensive, but it’s not Ringly by any means. It’s almost like a little Oculus Rift for your finger, if that makes sense (it kinda does if you squint). If you want wearables that are slightly more subtle, seamless or stylish, you could hack parts of Nod, maybe ordering it a size bigger and wrapping it with colorful string or wire. But will it really matter? It might not if you’re mostly rocking it during a work presentation or while you’re at home. Wait. Uh-oh. Will wearables usher in the next generation of “honey, where’s the remote?” We think so. You heard it here first.
What do you think of gesture-controlled rings? Would you use one to automate a part of your life? Share 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)