Computers were actually the size of small rooms when I was a kid, so I’ve never gotten down on myself for not being more of an early adopter when it comes to everything digital. I’ve had the same iPhone since 2009—which in technology years is like driving a 1971 Buick down the Long Island Expressway at rush hour—but as I have noted before, my mobile device needs are simple and few, and it has served me well. I might have traded it in sooner, but haven’t wanted to give the satisfaction to friends who’ve enjoyed teasing me about it, as though the phone itself was emblematic of some fundamental inability on my part to move forward as a human in the world. From the way they react sometimes, you would think I’d pulled from my bag not an iPhone 3G, but blankie and a binky. You really would.
Lately, however, I’ve realized that an upgrade is actually very much in order. I’ve come across some apps my phone can’t load, and I want a good camera—the better to catalogue my exploits for all of you. The young man at the Apple store on 14th Street was very polite, and didn’t so much as smirk when I pulled out my old jalopy. He set up my account for me (how much do we love that they do setup at the Apple store?) and I was good to go. Now I get to enjoy the fashion part, and cuteness abounds. Swash is a British line of clothing and scarves, and they’ve got the prettiest, cleverest prints going. I love that they design iPhone cases, because their other stuff is a fortune. This one’s so unlikely, all in green, and so optimistic too somehow.
If this floral print from Kirna Zabete came on a dress, I’d totally buy that dress.
From graphic design super-site Society 6: a burst of graphic ethnic happiness.
Also from Society 6: a crazy quilt of brights you’ll never have to worry about losing at the bottom of your bag.
Exactly what you’d want as your iPhone case if you were trying to be all fabulous on safari.
I am trying to get over the branding here, because the yellow splatters on grey are just so chic.
Is it a Rorschach test or is it an iPhone case? Or, fabulously, both?