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Always good to hear about company we liked and that are growing, Shwood Handcraft Wooden Eyewear a Portland, OR. based company that creates beautiful wooden sunglasses from sustainably harvested wood, was chosen as Dell’s favorite small business and now they have an online reality show . Get to know their story–the good, bad and ugly–behind running an innovative business. Can they overcome the challenges that every small business faces? In the latest episode, the team shares how [...]
For Autumn/Winter 2011, Shwood has joined forces with fellow Oregon-based company Pendleton Woolen Mills on a limited run of Shwood’s “Canby” frame style. Crafted from Oregon-grown Cherry wood, the frames feature laser engraved temples adorned with Pendleton’s iconic “Chief Joseph” pattern. Taking the collaboration a step further, Pendleton manufactured a matching carrying pouch woven from a limited batch of wool, exclusive to the project. With both parties dedicated to domestic manufacturing, the project pays tribute [...]
GPPR Presents FRAMEWORKS: An Introspection Frameworks is GPPR’s inaugural foray into eyewear; an essential piece of a man’s ensemble, a pair of well-crafted frames can easily be the pivotal item that finishes a man’s semblance. The first installation in this program is The Malcom, an eyewear frame inspired by the indelible Malcom X. Crafted in Japan using hand molded Italian acetate with CR-39 lenses, these frames were created for the reformed iconoclast, the contemptuous gentleman: the modern Renaissance Man. Photography by [...]
Today we have a look at the new Spring 2011 collection by Marchon Eyewear for Nike Sportwear. “The collection is inspired by 1970’s sports icons – specifically those who led trends in winter terrains and on the auto racing track.” The NK8206 (top) has a vintage aviator look, done in a stainless-steel eyeglass style, while the NK7207 (bottom) is more of a classic acetate frame with rich, layered colors. There are several options in the [...]
Contego Eyewear is releasing a Handcrafted acetate frame on their new model: Kipling. The glasses are featuring CR39 lenses. They are UV Ray protectant, significantly reduce the glare from reflective surfaces & have a high abrasion resistance. Both temples are embellished with a stainless steel Contego™ umbrella logo and two Contego™ drops on the front of each frame. Both temples are fitted with stainless steel optical spring hinges.Frame Measurements: 52 x 20 x 136 (mm [...]
High-fashion brand yoshio kubo, based in Tokyo, collaborated with Kaneko Optical for a new selection of frames for yoshio kubo’s 2011 spring/summer collection. Featuring a design inspired by goggles, each pair of frames are carefully sprayed and splash to create a unique style for each pair. In total there are three frames in black, gray and clear with three lens options in clear, smoke and mirror.
London based company Linda Farrow has been producing luxury eyewear for the world’s leading fashion designers. One of these ongoing collaborations is with californian designer Alexander Wang. Wang doesn’t come short of reputation for possessing a casual cool style and these shades are proof of that. Classic yet fresh, the sunglasses are made in Japan using high quality acetate and boast the designer’s zipper trademark at the arms. Available in three colorways, black, tortoise shell [...]