These days when we tell our friends we miss their faces, we really mean it.
It was interesting to see masks highlighting causes, cute fabrics and novel constructions, but we’re over that, aren’t we? Don’t we just wish for an old-fashioned smile?
That, along with the desire to make people want to wear masks, is what motivated the folks at FriendlyFace in West Seattle to figure how to create reusable, realistic masks using selfies and measurements taken with the camera depth sensors.
We were frustrated by not being able to see people’s faces in public spaces, the mask creators write. “We wanted to bring levity, empathy and safety to the new reality we live in.”
The masks, $29, and gaiters, $49, include a laundry bag, ear saver, cord locks and two charcoal filters.