In a world of smartphones, tablets and e-readers, technology has adopted this uber-sexy and trendy role in society. It’s brought about a world of possibilities we couldn’t have even imagined as children. Innovators and entrepreneurs around the world have embraced this digital takeover and have used it to their advantage to create avant-garde products that change the way we think and feel about familiar items around us. We’ve dedicated this morning’s Fashion x Tech Roundup to these pioneers and their cutting-edge products.
Gentlemonster – A company, based in Seoul, South Korea, is putting a new, edgy twist on eyewear. They have taken a collection of vintage inspired frames and updated the designs with sleek angles and quirky features. Although eyewear is a fashion accessory on its own, Gentlemonster founder, Hankook Kim confesses that the Gentlemonster team “does not get inspired by particular periods of fashion… but from Steve Jobs.” Kim continues to add, “we get so much inspiration from his obsession with perfection and beauty.”
Society 6 – Show off your personal style with these unique iPhone and laptop skins and cases. The featured artwork is created by thousands of artists from around the world and produced with the highest quality materials, making it virtually impossible to not love their products. They receive new designs often, as well, so your phone’s case can stay as up to date as its OS.
Halo Belt – Sure, biking has its pros – better for your health, better for the environment, cost effective – but crowded city streets and impatient drivers make it a dangerous alternative to the hot summer subways. The Halo Belt can make your nighttime trip a little safer. This multipurpose, LED belt emits a fiber optic light that lets drivers know that you’re cruising close by. And since it’s on you and not the bike, it even prevents from any accidents occurring should you fall off.
Giles and Brother – This bro and sis duo started an accessory empire that is paying homage to the roots of industrialization and technology. With necklaces made of nuts and bolts and bracelets constructed from gold-plated nails, Giles & Brother’s textile-inspired pieces earn it a spot on our Fashion and Tech roundup.
Bohemian Work Bench - Control a video game from the same table you serve your veggie crudités and fruit plates? Yes, please! Bohemian Work Bench has crafted a functioning, large format Nintendo controller that also doubles as a coffee table. Brilliant.