You can wear this while kissing if both your eyesight isn’t 20/20

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 6 October 2014

This pair of eyeglasses launched by Blinc Vase in Japan is perfect for bespectacled smoochers who need to retain their eyesight when rubbing each other’s faces raw. Although the promo video is rather cute, I’m not betting it will be a best seller anytime soon. Each pair is sold for an eye-popping 68,000 yen (US$620), […]

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Peekaboo! Eyecatching glasses look like hands covering eyes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 23 June 2014

Er, protect your eyes by covering them with your hands? That seems to be the idea behind these weird oversized acetate frames by Linda Farrow in collaboration with Jeremy Scott. These are literally shaped like curved fingers with openings for your eyes to peek out of. Absolutely banal and useless, but so, so fun.

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Retire your prozac and put on the Happy Sunglasses instead

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Spy Optics, a Californian firm specializing in eyewear, has claimed their sunglasses will make you mighty happy. And it’s all due to their technologically advanced lenses which leverage on mood-enhancing light to boost our inner feel-good factor. If you don’t already know, the sun emits different kinds of light rays, which can be grouped into […]

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Hipster nerd glasses tamed by cats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 24 February 2014

Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.

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Dreams Factory: a Buenos Aires-based handmade sunglasses company

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Fashion on Friday 17 May 2013

If you literally feel like widening your horizon, you should take a closer look at one particular suburb of Buenos Aires called San Isidro. It’s a beautiful, hip area where a lot of creative people and artists reside and work. For instance, Dreams Factory, a local company manufacturing sunglasses and graduated glasses. All hand made […]

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Prism glasses let you work, read and watch TV without leaving your bed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 16 April 2013

We’ll admit, sometimes we just want to stay in our horizontal position comfortably while going on about the rest of our lives. Which means resting our head on the pillow while working on the laptop, reading or watching TV without straining our necks or eyes. These bed glasses by Skywill Far East Industries, which come […]

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Frame your look of disapproval instantly with these glasses

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 12 April 2013

Blame it on texting and instant messaging. We’re so used to jabbing emoticons out on our phones — but we can’t be bothered to move a muscle on our face. This is precisely why Etsy seller Tim Saylor’s Look of Disapproval glasses are great. You can show your utmost disapproval with virtually no facial exertion.

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These glasses are the closest thing to real-life x-ray specs

Michele Banks Reader Find

By Michele Banks in Tech on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Humans can tell instinctively whether other people are ill or embarrassed by observing their skin – whether it’s displaying a greenish pallor or a rosy blush. Doctors and scientists can notice more subtle effects caused by variations in the oxygenation of the blood. n innovative startup has now translated that knowledge into special filtered glasses called O2Amps that may have applications ranging from medicine to law enforcement to dating.

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Swaggers: Glasses with Moustaches

Alana Saphin Reader Find

By Alana Saphin in New Products on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Everyone loves a good dress up, and sometimes, less is more. On a summer holiday across the US and Europe, two Aussie blokes developed an idea that came purely from having too much fun in the sun. Glasses with Moustaches are the first cab off the rank in the range and we were lucky enough to have Swaggers launch unofficially at the Lost At E Minor party. Let’s just say they were a hilarious hit, but we’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

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Cool pixelated glasses by Dzmitry Samal

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 14 May 2012

Paris-based Belarusian designer Dzmitry Samal is really messing with our weakness for pixel art with these awesome glasses that are too cool for school. Of course, if we didn’t play so many pixelated video games, we might not need these glasses.

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