Sunglasses have more or less looked and felt the same for years, but one Seattle startup is shaking up the basic look and feel of sunglasses for a completely new experience.
Ombraz removed the sidearms from sunglass. The plastic ear pieces are known to break easily, poorly fit and sometimes hurt your ears or head, and so Ombraz has thrown those sidearms out the window.
What’s the brand’s solution instead? Ombraz attached a minimalist, adjustable cord to the frames, which keeps sunglasses secure and comfortable. The polarized Zeiss optics and the adjustable cord combined mean you can throw those frames just about anywhere and not worry about breakage, whether you tuck them in your back pocket, throw them in your purse, wear them in the ocean or while hiking up a mountain or even while on the back of a motorcycle.
Additionally, Ombraz as a company is completely carbon negative, sequestering more than 300 times the carbon it takes to produce and deliver each pair of sunglasses. Ombraz plants 20 trees for each pair sold, and has planted more than 50,000 trees since launching last May.
The frames come in tortoise, charcoal and matte brown, while the lens come in polarized yellow, brown or gray. Frame sizes range from regular to narrow. Each pair starts at $140.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
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