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Transformative Chronotype by Julie Yonehara Plays with Melatonin Levels

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 11, 2012 • References: cargocollective and fastcodesign
Modern technology has allowed days to become nights and nights to become days, messing with the body's natural rhythm when it comes to wakefulness and sleepiness; the Transformative Chronotype collection helps to mitigate manmade disruptions through a series of “circadian” sleep masks and a “chronos” compact. The sleep masks filter out blue spectrum colors to promote melatonin production to make you sleepy. On the other hand, the compact shines a bright blue light for the opposite effect.

Created by designer Julie Yonehara, the Transformative Chronotype collection may do the job in tricking the body into going to sleep or staying away, but the design of each product is more impressive. Transformative Chronotype has a posh-futuristic feel that makes it appear more like wearable accessories. Yonehara reveals, "The concept behind the mask construction came from an earlier project in which I was experimenting with laser cutting on silk."