Thursday, 5 September 2013

Future Eyes Glasses









About a month ago I was contacted by a company called 'Future Eyes' who make Kaleidoscope glasses which give you a 'crystal vision'. Remember having a kaleidoscope as a young'un and just turning it until your hearts content? Future eyes have captured this youthful creativity into an everyday vision so you can see the world through a different light and step out from the confines of an ordinary kaleidoscope; enabling your imagination to run riot.

The company is based in LA (hence why they took a few weeks to arrive), the glasses are handmade and were designed by artist Brent Pearson who explores the art of invention. The thinking and concept behind the glasses I find really interesting which you can read about in the about section of their website. This particular extract caught my attention; 
"The word "kaleidoscope" is a very wonderful word. Kaleidoscope comes from the Ancient Greek words Kalos, Eidos, and Skopeo - Beauty, Shape, and to Look. In other words it means to see the beauty of life. Optical aerobics is an idea I am developing to allow for the advancement of human perception by conscious sensory exploration."

Future eyes also have rainbow kaleidoscope glasses and kaleidoscope necklaces which are equally as innovative. I absolutely love the glasses and the artistic scope they posses! I've spent way too much time playing around with them today when I should be packing to return to university but I'm really chuffed with some of the photos I've captured.
Recently Lady Gaga has been spotted with a pair of kaleidoscope glasses which Jack from 'Just Having a Giraffe' made a great blog post about which you can have a read of here! He was also gifted a pair of future eyes and wrote a great review! Lots of musicians have explored Future Eyes' crystal vision including; The Kills, Miike Snow, Skrillex and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros all of which I am big fans of and also the likes of Russel Brand.
I don't think I would would wear these non-stop as I'd probably end up with even worse eyesight than I already have but they're so quirky, cool and propose an alternative vision/perspective for the future.
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16 comments:

  1. Loving this post! Love the glasses they are so different!

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  2. Don't you get dizzy from wearing those glasses? On the other hand, they actually look quite cool and your pictures of the 'crystal vision' are very nostalgic :)

    Sofie x
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  3. LOVE this post Alex!! :D The photos, the content, just everything! Also, thank you for the mention in it! :D x

    Jack - http://h4ving4gir4ff3.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you Jack, you're more than welcome love!:)x

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  4. Haha that's awesome I want the same!


    xx

    Fatou

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  5. Ahh, this is so super fun!!!

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    xx
    Davie and Erica

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  6. these are pretty rad! such fun glasses.

    x http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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