The HipsterMonocle is a small laser cut monocle like object with a handle and interchangeable lenses. The HipsterMonocle takes it’s inspiration from photo sharing apps Instagram and Facebook. The monocle adopts the square photo format, rounds the corners and even has coloured lenses responding to the concept of filters. All said and done, it’s a fun, social analogue to Instagram.
This project started as a concept exploration used as part of Mark's Designing for Laser cutting workshop.
The project has had a couple commissions; one for the Creative Cities Summit in Ottawa in 2013 and for a fundraiser for Nuit Blanche Ottawa + Gatineau 2014. For the NBOG fundraiser a new version of the monocle was created with specific connection to the theme of Detour.