February 23, 2012

I want a closer look at these spectacles, don’t you? They’re woven!

Conceptualized by Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare, the glasses are designed with holes through which a mini tapestry may be woven.

This project by Josh Silver was their inspiration. Low-cost self-adjustable glasses, made possible with liquid prescription lenses. As Mr. Silver explains, “over one billion people would see their lives change if they had glasses.” Such a thoughtful invention! Every day, it seems like someone is coming up with brilliant yet totally accessible ideas that change the way we view the world. I love it.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 the sleepy time gal February 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

Those glasses are incredible!


2 Christa the BabbyMama February 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

Beautiful! And I’ve heard of the liquid lens glasses before but I wasn’t sure if they were being implemented… maybe I heard about it before it was going. Glad to see that it’s still around!


3 tracy allen February 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

how and where do we purchase these for a child?


4 Lisa February 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

What a fantastic idea to make sight affordable for all! I”ll have to look to see if there’s a way to donate towards this. I work with a federally funded pre-school program and I can’t tell you how much hearing and vision issues contribute to something as simple as learning to sit still.


5 helen haldane May 23, 2016 at 1:14 am

where can we buy these and price please


6 Daisy May 23, 2016 at 4:01 am

How can I buy these woven frames and have sent to Australia. Also price please. Are they for adults?


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