The very first sunglasses were made of bone or wood and used by inuits to protect the eyes from the bright reflections in the snow.
Photo by Eye Respect, great job! Both amazing glasses and a badass photo showcasing them.
Silky soft, light buffalo horn exquisitely sets off the fine structure of the encapsulated ebony wood. This is the latest from Danish FLEYE. Very interesting and beautiful design, no wonder they were honoured with the iF Product Design Award 2014. Congratulations!
Jono Hennessy is a family business from Australia, for three generations the family has been devoted eyewear artisans. Jono Hennessy, son of optician C.H Filmer Sceats, grew up watching his father doing eye exams and fitting fashionable glasses. Exceptional quality and fit is as important as the look, his father told him which is clearly still the spirit of Jono Hennessy eyewear today.
Model 8322 caught our attention. Not only is it a wonderful shape, the colours and patterns are truly amazing. Each colour is limited to 80 pieces each, worldwide.
The Bonocle pick:
Slightly caty yet classic shape, in interesting and unique colour combinations. It’s a Bonocle fav!
They did it again! The MYKITA / Damir Doma collaboration is probably the most exiting collab of the eyewear industry right now. High fashion combined with advanced technology and design at its best.
For the first time in pure acetate, this is model “DAWN”
Lady Gaga‘s performance and keynote speech at South By Southwest Festival will be historic for several reasons. Not only is Lady Gaga’s performance her first at SXSW, at 27 she’s also the youngest keynote speaker the fest has ever had — and the first woman in 15 years’s.
Mother Monster held the keynote on Friday March 14th.
This is great news: The Moscot Originals Cable Temples are back, introducing model Nosh and Spiel with stunning Clip-ons sunglass. Totally Moscot and totally Bonocle. Pure love!
Moscot Spiel, Tortoise Gold:
Moscot Nosh, Tortoise Gunmetal:
Woodone creates handmade glasses out of a piece of plywood, all made in South Tyrol. These two new designs caught my attention, very delicate shape and amazing glitter surface. Glam glasses 2.0!
Model Angus. Model Cameron.
The models above are available in several wood-styles as well, such as Walnut and Cherry. See all models and colours here.
I’ve heard several opticians being very conservative when it comes to wooden frames. A typical argument against wooden frames is that you can’t adjust them, Woodone however, has done a great job showing how to bend a Woodone-wooden frame in this video: