When San Francisco based designer, Natalina Walsh, created a how-to guide for making a ‘do it yourself’ disco helmet, her idea was to teach people to create a funky retro melon protector. Her bright idea was to take a usually lame-looking motorcycle accessory, and then make it just as cool and ‘sparkly’ as possible.
In a move that screams irony, Walsh recommends using acrylic mirrored tiles, rather than glass ones, ‘for safety’s sake’. But there’s a major problem with her mirrored disco helmet idea. Sunlight reflects off of mirrors, right into the eyes of other drivers. So while it might sound stylish to don a helmet that can project light in multiple directions and be seen from outer space, the bright reflections blind drivers everywhere you go, so don’t expect other folks to appreciate your sense of fashion.
Of course, you’ll run the risk of being ‘recovered’ by search and rescue crews after the pretty little mirrors have flashed an SOS to both aircraft and ships that happen to be within a diameter of several hundred miles. But then, whoever said that being flashably fashionable was going to be easy?