Gifts for Grads: Be picture perfect (with help from Lady Gaga)
It’s graduation season, and while that sheepskin confirmation of work well done may be all the newly minted diploma-holder needs, we know you want to add your bravos in a tangible way too. This week, we’re sharing some ideas to inspire your gift-giving.
These two gifts are guaranteed to make graduation day a bit more picturesque.
Hot off the Polaroid printing presses is the brand-new GL-10 Instant Mobile Printer, the first product in Lady Gaga’s Grey Label collection for the heritage brand. As the Lady says, “I’ll text you pictures on my phone, phone. All the time, right on my phone.” The new device can indeed print photos wirelessly from a Bluetooth-equipped cellphone or, with a USB cable, from a camera or computer. Two settings allow either full-bleed prints or those with the timeless white Polaroid border -- all in one minute flat. Its sleek design can be easily stashed in a handbag for instant party pix. $169, available in June. Preorder now at Polaroid.com.
Known for their creative, retro-style cameras that keep the art of snapshot photography alive, the Lomographic Society has just launched a new take on its original, bestselling Lomo LC-A camera by adding an ultra-wide-angle 17-millimeter lens. Get up close and personal, as three format settings allow a quick switch from half-frame to classic square-frame or full-format if you prefer to settle back into panoramic mode. Whatever the occasion, it’s got every angle covered. $389 online or at the Lomography Gallery Store in West Hollywood, (323) 301-1414.
-- Ingrid Schmidt
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Top photo: GL-10 Instant Mobile Printer. Credit: Polaroid
Bottom photo: Wide-angle Lomo LC-A camera. Credit: Lomographic Society