Wednesday 30 May 2012

3D printed glasses #1: a cross-stitch eyewear creation



EWG was first to reveal the Colors of Birch collection of 3D printed glasses last year, but we're a  few months behind on these cross-stitch spectacles. Nevertheless we're proud to feature the Tapestry Spectacle by Chloë McCormick and NODH, featured in the Send to Print / Print to Send exhibition in London in January. There's something rather cosy about these!

Tuesday 29 May 2012

ID please: Lily wears black chunky frames at LFW

ID please: Lily wears black chunky frames at LFW - Photo: Vanessa Jackman

We have done one of our unidentified frame posts for a while. Vanja in Croatia spotted this picture of model Lily Zhi on Vanessa Jackman's blog and, understandably, wants to know who they are by. Answers on a postcard please (or email, Twitter, Facebook etc...)

With thanks to Vanessa Jackman for her photo and blogpost

Monday 28 May 2012

Buy contrast, buy colour: L.G.R 2012 sunglasses


Buy contrast, buy colour: LGR 2012 sunglasses: Nairobi

Buy contrast, buy colour: LGR 2012 sunglasses: Tsavo

Buy contrast, buy colour: LGR 2012 sunglasses: Alexandria

Buy contrast, buy colour: LGR 2012 sunglasses: Carthago

Buy contrast, buy colour: LGR 2012 sunglasses: Nairobi

L.G.R's creations for 2012 once again demonstrate that the Italian handmade frame designers are the cleverclogs of colour and contrast. Few top-end brands tick all the boxes quite like L.G.R – top to bottom: Nairobi with mirrored lenses, Tsavo in matt brown and green, Alexandria in black and dark grey, Carthago in havana and green, and Nairobi in honey and green. Yum!



Tuesday 22 May 2012

Chanel 2012 eyewear ad campaign with Linda Evangelista

Chanel 2012 eyewear ad campaign with Linda Evangelista

Chanel 2012 eyewear ad campaign with Linda Evangelista

Chanel 2012 eyewear ad campaign with Linda Evangelista

Guess who these are by! Good colours. Modelled by Linda Evangelista for Chanel's summer 2012 ad campaign.

Monday 21 May 2012

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Cutler & Gross 2012 sunglasses: starry eyed surprise

Ordinarily, anyone suggesting to make a pair of sunglasses that are star-shaped on the outside and circular on the inside, might be laughed out of a design studio. But Cutler and Gross is hugely capable and its signature piece for the summer is simply out of this world.

Have a look at the Cutler and Gross Magazine for much much more...

Sunday 20 May 2012

Prada SS2012 classic American car-inspired sunglasses

Prada SS2012 classic American car-inspired glasses

EWG has long held up Prada as the most exciting designer brand on the eyewear scene and 2012 has demonstrated once again that it can create something exciting every season. Along with the rest of its SS2012 collection, classic American cars provide a dominant influence on the designs...

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin

Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin Kuboraum Masks - chunky shades and glasses designed in Berlin

Berlin has a good track record in amazing eyewear brands so when I heard about Kuboraum – literally Cubic Room – I knew it'd probably be impressive. And it is – hoorah! The 'masks' in collection K001 are chunky, bold, black frames, designed in Berlin and handmade in Italy.

"Kuboraum are cubical rooms where we shelter ourselves, free to live our intimacy and look at the world through two lenses," say the designers, and I get what they mean. For a new brand, it already seems to have a good distribution - available in Europe and beyond

Sunday 13 May 2012

Oliver Goldsmith bespoke sunglasses - handmade in England

Oliver Goldsmith Pyramid sunglasses



Here's a little video from Oliver Goldsmith showing what goes into making a bespoke pair of sunglasses. These little beauties are handmade in England...

And above that, the pyramid shades we've raved about here before, which once featured in the late Vidal Sassoon's 1960s ad campaign and currently feature at the top of Eye Wear Glasses' Facebook page. Feel free to like us there!

Monday 7 May 2012

Standing warm against the cold: Skylark wood-stone glasses from Rolf

Standing warm against the cold: Skylark 41 wood-stone glasses from Rolf Spectacles

Standing warm against the cold: Skylark 41 wood-stone glasses from Rolf Spectacles

Standing warm against the cold: Skylark 41 wood-stone glasses from Rolf Spectacles

Standing warm against the cold: Skylark 41 wood-stone glasses from Rolf Spectacles

I really do get excited about these glasses. I tried on a pair of Rolf's wooden specs with a stone finish in Paris last year and they really are incredibly comfortable: the wood makes them so light and then the stone has this dramatic cooling effect on your face. An incomparable piece of eyewear.

This is Skylark 41, winner of the Red Dot design award for 2012. Congrats to Rolf Spectacles...

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Long luscious sunglashes from Tatty Devine

Long luscious sunglashes from Tatty Devine: eyelash sunglasses

Long luscious sunglashes from Tatty Devine: eyelash sunglasses

Long luscious sunglashes from Tatty Devine: eyelash sunglasses necklace
Welcome astonishingly cool London jewellery brand Tatty Devine to the wonderful world of eyewear. Good, eh?

A simple idea, beautifully executed.

The glasses are £126.

Necklace £36.

Handmade.

Andy Wolf: The Rosenthal Legacy (featuring handmade Austrian eyewear)


Pictures from Andy Wolf latest collection soon but for now here's a video of The Rosenthal Legacy, a film featuring, as you might expect, plenty of good-quality handmade eyewear from Austria.