Imagine square parents bearing fashion-forward children and that would be the progeny that is STATIC NAILS. Twenty-two-yearold founder and CEO Alexis Irene is aiming to elevate the press-on category with what she calls the first reusable manicure, which gives you affordable access to luxury nail art. The pop-ons mimic the thickness and flexibility of a natural nail, so no one will notice you’re wearing falsies. While sets (from $18) can be ordered in an array of cool finishes from glossy You probably already consider your phone to be an extension of your body. But NAILO will actually increase its proximity—as in, attach it to your thumb. Researchers at MIT Media Lab are developing what can best be described as acrylic meets touchscreen. It’s a trackpad that affixes to your thumbnail and allows you to communicate with your wireless devices, making it possible to access your cellphone or laptop—even when your hands are full or you need to discreetly send a text. Though currently in the prototype stage, the scientists envision it being available in an array of cool designs. Think of it like a space-age nail sticker.
PRESS-ONS FROM THE “WILD ONE” SET