Make a Scene

Lei Chic You live in paradise. Too bad you don't see it very much.

Your apartment has a breathtaking view of… another apartment. Your daily commute features freeway and gridlock. Then there's your cubicle, which overlooks sweeping vistas of your not-so-attractive co-worker. Who likes to pick his nose when (he thinks) no one else is looking.

Ooh. Definitely nothing scenic about that.

Time to gain a new perspective with Salty Wear's iPhone 4 and 4S cases. Designer Ramon Vrielink snaps dazzling photos of island life, like Lanikai's Mokulua Islands, the hull of a canoe facing the ocean, or a honu swimming lazily off Hanauma Bay.

He digitally recolors each shot for a unique, slightly nostalgic feel, then transfers it onto a scratch-resistant sheet of coated aluminum set in clear or black hard-shell plastic. The result: a stunning, glossy panorama you can call up at any time.

Lei ChicIf a lifeguard tower or dew-tipped hibiscus isn't your thing, send Vrielink your own 1500×800 pixel image and he'll make you a custom iPhone cover in about a week.

Prices start at $30, so you can afford to set your sights on more than one case.

Changing your point of view has never been so easy.

If only you could say the same for your co-worker.

Salty Wear iPhone cases, available online or at Island Treasures Art Gallery, 602 Kailua Rd #103, (808) 261-8131. Visit Salty Wear's Facebook page to track the latest designs or request a custom cover.