Tuesday, 31 May 2011

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: Enteara

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: Asmara

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: Asilah

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: Livingstone
L.G.R. has released four new models to its 2011 spring-summer collection. Of all the young eyewear brands out there, of those started in the past few years, L.G.R.'s collection includes some of the very best styles coupled with top-notch build quality and superb acetate. Top to bot: Enteara, Asmara, and the new ones, Asilah, Livingstone, October and Victoria.


L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: October

L.G.R. Eyewear SS2011: ace acetates and dazzling designs: Victoria

Monday, 30 May 2011

Prism glasses in Paris well ahead their time


This picture, taken by Trendycrew in Paris in 2009, is of a pair of Prism glasses, possibly the Rio in crystal grey? Prism goes from strength to strength after it pioneered selling high-end glasses purely as accessories and, two years on, it really was ahead of its time. It's since launched a strong sunglass collection and now, wait for it, a top-notch swimwear collection.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Theophabet: spectacles, to the letter

Belgian eyewear design house Theo releases Theophabet, a limited edition frame featuring every letter of the alphabet. Twice. Only O is missing in the material of the frame, but then I guess there are two big ones where the lenses go. 75 pairs are available. Made from stainless steel, these glasses are perfect for authors, typographers, librarians, crossword compilers, journalists or anyone learning their ABC (if you're happy having the alphabet on your face!)

Friday, 27 May 2011

RVS by V handmade eyewear: Sugar never was so Sweet

RVS by V handmade eyewear: Sugar never was so Sweet

RVS by V handmade eyewear: Sugar never was so Sweet
I have a pair of RVS by V glasses and I'm not exaggerating if I say that the matt acetate finish is second to none; a delight to touch. Here RVS releases two new styles, Sugar and Sweet, both available in suitably candied colours, temples and fronts can be combined to the customer's choice.
RVS by V handmade eyewear: Sugar never was so Sweet

RVS by V handmade eyewear: Sugar never was so Sweet

Who makes Heston Blumenthal's new glasses as featured in British Airways' Great Britons campaign?

Who makes Heston Blumenthal's new black glasses as featured in British Airways' Great Britons campaign? Kirk Originals, that's who
Kirk Originals Kinetic Java in aubergine
Well Mr Headline Writer, that would be Kirk Originals. Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal – pictured above with Brit artist Tracey Emin and actor-director Richard E Grant (piss artist Withnail)  – and his new spectacles have featured on this domain before. Blumenthal, in his good-but-perhaps-not-as-good-as-these-new-ones, bespoked Bugatti frames, and the Kinetic collection from Kirk Originals. Specificaly, the Kinetic Java, I think, in aubergine.

The best thing about this great frame, of course, is that the temples incorporate lenticular prints that change with movement. Fun stuff and only fully appreciated with some moving images, below. More Kirks posts here...

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Massada sunglasses for spring/summer 2011

Massada sunglasses for spring/summer 2011: Sleeper

Massada sunglasses for spring/summer 2011: Spanish Coffee

Massada sunglasses for spring/summer 2011: Wiseman
Massada Eyewear's SS2011 sunglass collection features, from the top, Sleeper, Spanish Coffee, Wiseman and, below, Big American Cat... Grrrrrr!
Massada sunglasses for spring/summer 2011: Big American Cat

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Invest in Erlik Eyewear and get more innovative glasses for your money

A prototype of the Erlik glasses on offer

Clever-hinged Canadian sunglass outfit Erlik is expanding into eye glasses in a rather exciting way. The Montreal-based designer, featured on EWG a while back for its ridiculously clever hinge, has been approved by Kickstarter.com, a "financing 2.0" platform for creative projects, to raise money for an ophthalmic collection.

Watch the video below describing the product, and if you're interested why not invest? More than 50 people have backed the project so far, raising half the money required before the 13 June 2011 deadline. Visit Erlik's page on Kickstarter to join in...


The clever Erlik hinge

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

TD Tom Davies launches six limited edition 1950s glasses for women

TD Tom Davies launches six limited edition 1950s glasses for women
British bespoke eyewear designer TD Tom Davies has launched six 1950s-style special edition glasses, limited to 50 pieces each. Made from high-quality acetate, they feature Swarovski crystals in the browline or temples.

Tom Davies himself explains:  "“I have been doing private couture commissions incorporating precious stones and the recent demand for these has inspired me to do this first limited edition with Swarovski crystals. For customers wanting a truly exquisite finish, we can fit the frame with real certified diamonds. The results are literally dazzling."

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Original Alain Mikli 030 sunglasses in Hawaii, 1986

Original Alain Mikli 030 sunglasses in Hawaii, 1986. Photo by Alan Light

One day EWG will do a list of the most iconic eyewear styles ever. Until then I give you a snippet of what may appear in that list: Alain Mikli 030, aka 'Picasso'.

Above pictured by Alan Light, left an example from Zone7Style.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Ørgreen opens flagship store in Copenhagen




Danish spectacle design superstar Ørgreen has opened a flagship store in its home-city of Copenhagen.

It will of course carry the full range of Ørgreen glasses and shades as well as eyewear from Reiz, Blinde, Zuerihorn and Ic! Berlin.

It even has some of those rather nice chairs to sit on, as featured here a while back.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Andjelka wearing Fendi sunglasses in Larchmont, LA

Andjelka wearing Fendi sunglasses in Larchmont, LA

Andjelka's wearing a pair of Fendi sunglasses which she bought in Hong Kong. Andjelka's a make-up artist - here's her blog. Thanks to Histyley for the image.