Swedish Vasuma introduces kick-ass clip ons for some of their best selling models: Egg Eater, Congo and Snook. Big up! Available in brown, grey and classic greenish “G15”. I’m amazed about how cool they look on the glasses, they really transform your glasses into sunnies in two sec. Good call to go for the metal frame around the sun lens!
CONGO & SNOOK:
I think I might need to get me a pair of these frames just for the sake of the clip ons, I’m in love. Visit their online store here.
Both Jasmin and I have a special love for RVS eyewear. Avant-garde design and amazing colour combinations at its best. In addition, all colour combinations are unique. Forget about mass production and boring product catalogues, from RSV you get a truly unique piece of art.
Visiting Vidal’s studio/showroom
I had the chance to meet Vidal, the founder and creative soul behind RVS eyewear. Vidal, who was born in New York but moved back to Istanbul together with his parents when he was a kid, is now based in Istanbul from where he runs his business. He invited me to his studio/showroom in the heart of the city to show me some of the novelties.
It all started with vintage frames
Vidal started off selling vintage eyewear. It wasn’t until years later he decided to create his own collection, which started with a few show pieces made out of left over acetate that he managed to get manufactured. When the pieces were done, Vidal asked Selima in New York to showcase his collection in the store, on a “sell or return” agreement. Luckily for Vidal the Selima shop turned out to be the perfect place for his collection – it sold out, which made it possible for him to continue his creative work.
Metal frames from RVS
Latest from RVS eyewear is the new metal collection, containing thinner frames but with the same playful shapes and colours as we’ve seen on his acetate collections before. Two fabulous shades featured below.
Keep up the good job, Vidal!
Bex Spex is a San Franscisco based eyewear brand.
Founder Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh is a licensed optician and has great experience with helping people finding the right frames. Through that process she was able to see people’s need for eyewear that fits a smaller face focusing on that for the inaugural line.
All of the eyewear is handmade in a factory in Northern Italy. Each pair is made using only the finest Italian acetate, customized using the Pantone color system just for Bex Spex.
This charming friend is wearing the Chick-a-Dee frames!
You can really see the different layers of acetate in this picture, love the details!
A beautiful cat eye frame, anyone will feel way more glamorous in these!
For the firts time Danish Han Kjøbenhavn exhibited at Silmo Paris! Their booth was filled with beauiful danish designed furniture such as Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair or y chair. Nice frames for a very nice price!
Here in Stockholm winter has definitely arrived, it’s super cold, but it will get even colder. This means fogged up glasses. So when I styled the photo shoot for the latest issue of the Optik Magazine I thought it would be fun to style the model with fogged glasses! The frames are from Swedish Vasuma and called Congo.
My tip on how to stay away from fogged glasses is to choose lenses with the best surface treatments, always carry a cleaning cloth with you and stay away from the cold 😉
Model: Dominique Hernandez
Eyewear can be against hate on the internet, according to Vasuma.
Together with the awarded product and interior designer and Beckmans College of Design Graduate Daniel Svahn they created three unique table lamps that will be auctioned off to benefit Diskrimineringsbyrån’s project Närvaro, an organisation that works against discrimination. The hope is to be able to bring the organisation about €3000.
Over the years Vasuma has saved a lot of their samples, spare parts and lenses. Instead of throwing it away they’ve put it into good use.
Participate in the Auction!
The table lamps are auctioned on eBay until October 7th. Participate in the auction by visiting their site here. The table lamps Båge (Frame), Lins (Lens) and Skalm (Temple) will appear.
Watch the movie!
One of my most loved times of the year is here, Silmo!
Jasmin Yaya will be attending the fair, make sure to get her to visit your stand if you’re an exhibitor. Here you find all the post from last years Silmo.
Meanwhile, I’m sharing the Bonocle favourites of the MYKITA SS14 collection:
PHILOMENE and PHILO from the MYKITA Decades collection.
The double nose bridge is an absolute Bonocle favourite and the MYKITA SS14 collection have a lot of bridges to offer:
NADA from the MYKITA collection no 2 NIILO and ELLINOR from the MYKITA LITE collection.
I think I might get either ELLINOR or PHILOMENE… or both. Fab!
Swedish eyewear brand Vasuma made alien glasses for Berättarministeriet’s Alien Supermarket. Berättarministeriet (“Ministry of Storytelling”) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire children, aged 8-18, from areas of high unemployment to conquer the written word. Their work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental for participation in a democratic and pluralistic society. Their work is inspired by 826 National.
“Children can play with and try out glasses that are supposed to excite the imagination and provide unprecedented writing powers!” says Vasumas Steffen Sundelius.
“The creativity in the shop will activate the imagination and encourage children to write before they go through the secret door of the writing workshop.” says the author Dilsa Demirbag-Sten who is in charge of Berättarministeriet.
The alien glasses look crazy and cool, like a tiara but on your nose. It wouldn’t surprise me if they one day can be found any regular shop!
We just found out about the awesome CustomEyes in California. They make you custom made clips for your eyewear and color them any way you want! What a craft!
This one is the newest: Glow in the dark!
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.