Vinyl records and unnecessary, overly-large eyeglasses: probably just below coffee shops and typewriters when playing the Hipster Word Association Game. If you’ve ever wanted to combine those two staples, look no further: Vinylize is a company that upcycles old LPs into eyeglasses for the PBR-drinking masses.
So on the face of it, I want to hate these glasses, and write them off as the byproduct of a broken society over-obsessed with Instagram and skinny jeans and fixies. You get the idea.
But on the other hand, there’s something unremittingly, non-hipster cool about the simple, flat frames. With the cutout design, there’s something reminiscent of the kind of cheap sunglasses you get at beach resorts, or the old red-and-green cardboard 3D glasses taped to the front of magazines.
If you do eventually fall on the cool side of the fence, hope that at least you’ve got some cash to spare: the cheapest pair on the Vinylize e-store is $US430. At that rate, you might be better off going it alone with a hacksaw and your Beatles back-collection. [Vinylize via Design Milk]