Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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
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
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
Monday, 21 May 2012
Have a look at the Cutler and Gross Magazine for much much more...
Sunday, 20 May 2012
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
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
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
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
Tatty Devine to the wonderful world of eyewear. Good, eh?
A simple idea, beautifully executed.
The glasses are £126.
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.