On the 22nd of May Bespoke Trading Co launched a first of it’s kind glasses case that is
completely sustainable and made from only one piece of 100% Australian Wool. Folded together with two crossstitchings and a reclaimed leather strap.
Nothing is synthetic, and the materials possess the perfect elements for durability, mendability and recyclability all in one. It’s constructed from a single piece of felt so that it will never fall apart.
Bespoke Trading Co has launched their signature product on Kickstarter, help them to make this wonderful project come true.
If you’ve ever been to London for shopping I’m sure you passed by Dover Street Market. If not, you should make sure you do next time in London!
In my visit there earlier this spring, they only had a few pairs of Thom Brown glasses and that was all. Very sad, I thought – until just now when MYKITA has opened up a dedicated “MYKITA corner” in this beautiful concept store. Spot on!
To celebrate this awesomeness MYKITA has created two limited edition sunglasses, by giving the models DASH and HUNTER from the MYKITA DECADES Collection a new exclusive look. Light weight as always, with a perfect fit.
The sunglasses come with gleaming golden details on the hinges and the double bridge. The sun lenses feature a slight golden mirror effect. Both frames are exclusively available at Dover Street Market in London.
Arnold Kis has always been a big fan of sunglasses and followed all the latest trends. But somehow, he always found something he would ave done different. After 2 years of planning and development he has now finally launched his dream collection of sunglasses: ROZI.
The frame is made of 8 layers of ﬂat sliced hard maple, the coating, depending on the
type, is made of 1 layer of quarter sliced walnut or ebony. The sheets of veneer are
glued together by ourselves, and are reﬁned with several stages of hand-grinding. Fitting is achieved by bending, which is followed by a careful shaping. All sunglasses uses lenses from HOYA. The low weight, 17-19 grams, and absence of nose pads makes these wooden frames very comfort. The special wooden hinges are made of the world’s hardest wood, ebony, in 3 and 5 layers.
Two Bonocle favourites:
Suzy Glam is a new dutch eyewear brand, introducing its first exclusive eyewear collection for lovers of pronounced, well-designed accessories.
Swiss jewellery designer and Netherlands resident; Susanne Klemm, designs the collection, in collaboration with Etienne Frederiks; a pioneer in eyewear brands. Susanne has more than 15 years of experience as a designer and her work is part of museum- and private collections all over the world.
Suzy Glam attaches great importance to a different, more visual way of designing. Instead of starting from a drawing or a computer render, all models are primarily shaped by hand, then fitted and adjusted again. In this way, the design is literally formed on the face. Suzy Glam is convinced that this method gives a different result on the final frame. The collection consists of a series of faceted styles for men and women, based on cut gemstones with strong angles and facets. In the other series the rounded, smooth surfaces give the frames a different tactile expression from normal two-dimensional shaped frames.
The Duo pays special attention to the smallest detail and produces the collection in Europe, using high quality Italian acetate.
Favorite Bonocle models:
Suzy Glam Travels Light
Suzy Glam Spends A Fortune
Suzy Glam Is Right On Time
Cool photo shoot by Damernas Värld, featuring Oscar Magnuson sunglasses (actually the same model I have myself, called “Coco“) and a lovely dress from Hermès.
Babba Canales, glasses: MYKITA, skirt & top: RODEBJER, bag: SANDQVIST
I don’t think you can get these glasses anymore, at least not in this grey colour, but I love them so much. Comfy, classic and modern at the same time. Made out of Swedish Stainless Steel, no screws and very light weight.
Read more about MYKITA’s handmade production (here).
Carl under the water in his new frames from Garrett Leight.
I love the concept of the Garrett Leight collections: contemporary design of retro shapes with a modern finish. Instead of creating way to many models they offer a handful of options but all with extremely good comfort, fit and best of all: different color and size options. The Garrett Leight Hampton is available in 3 different sizes and 6 colours. Carl already has the frame in two of the colours: Leopard Tortoise and Sage (the one he is wearing in the photos).
You can buy the Garrett Leight Hampton online (here) or at selected independent optical stores and fashion boutiques worldwide, (Stockists).
This old man blew my mind. He was standing in the middle of nowhere selling dried fruit. Beautiful.
I had one of the coolest moments in my life visiting the Sahara desert in Tunisia. Probably the most amazing place on earth, mind blowing.
I spent an afternoon in the desert, riding camels and playing around in the sand. I don’t even know how to explain the feeling. It’s a very incredible feeling watching the infinitive view of desert. Sand, sand and more sand. Very calming and beautiful.
Me, Babba Canales, riding camels with my vintage Marie Claire sunnies.