Glitter and Glamour from A Morir

From us at Bonocle we wish you a Happy New Year!

Don’t know what to wear tonight when the big ball drops? Here’s great inspiration from A Morir.

Copied and pasted from the A Morir website:

why are you here?
there’s nothing here for you

you’re an intelligent individual with plenty of common sense. i repeat: there is nothing here for you.

unless, of course, you want to go big. unless, you are smart and sophisticated enough to understand and appreciate the quality of a handcrafted one-of-a-kind statement piece that actually makes a statement. unless you want to break necks and drop jaws. then let us welcome you to a-morir. by definition accessories are supplemental; there is no need to be practical. so go big. go hard, and go far.
with love, ’till death,

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SIOUXSIE_Eyeglasses santana farian LWIN

Christmas Storefronts

The two cutest christmas storefront shop windows of optical stores I’ve seen this year are these two:

Working Santa by Bågar & Glas, StockholmChristmas Shop Window by Bågar & Glas, Stockholm

– Inspired by Oliver People’s classic “Working Opticians” picture (see here), in a true Christmas spirit with a pure red Oscar Magnuson frame.


Modern Christmas illustration by MYKITA Shop, BerlinMYKITA-Shop-Berlin_Xmas

– Lovely and colorful christmas illustration by talented Janine Rewell for MYKITA, with a joy- and playful spirit.

Bamboo by Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith Bamboo Oliver Goldsmith Bamboo

This is an old Oliver Goldsmith piece, designed by Charles in the mid-century. Charles was the son of Philip Oliver Goldsmith, a former sales person from a small optical store who founded the eyewear company Oliver Goldsmith. Charles  took over the business at 1935.

Charles Oliver Goldsmith BambooCharles Oliver Goldsmith BambooAnother Bamboo creation by Charles is this one above from 1962, more less completely made of bamboo.

At the Beckman’s Christmas Market, Stolckholm, Sweden

Oskar Pernefeldt
Oskar Pernefeldt is studying Visual Communication at Beckman’s College of Design in Stockholm. He’s wearing the glasses he had during his military service.

Oskar Pernefeldt
Last weekend he exhibited his creative work at The Beckman’s Christmas Market. It’s several different tags describing why Santa couldn’t deliver the gift personally and had to consult the “Santa Post”. Along with the excuse tag comes two hand perforated self adhesive stamps. He made a few for kids and a few more suitable for adults.

I think this is adorable!
Oskar Pernefeldt