Wearable technology is here to stay. It means the tech needs to look better and Google Glass definitely needs a makeover.
Google just announced that they will partner with Luxottica. They will put together a team to “design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass,” which Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra expects to see in stores in 2015
Luxottica already owns eyewear brands such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Oakley, and manufactures eyewear for Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and others.
Found these lovely vintage images of three women wearing bathing suits and fabulous eyewear!
Photo by Eye Respect, great job! Both amazing glasses and a badass photo showcasing them.
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!
Haven’t heard of Smoke & Mirrors yet? Well, remember the name as you’ll probably see a lot more from them in the future. The brand was newly founded in New York and has brought together a worldwide team of designers with design studios in New York, Paris and in the heart of Tuscany. By looking at the designs you can easily tell the inspiration comes from the late 60s and 70s rock scene.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA / BROWN
DRIVER’S SEAT / GOLD
GOLDEN BROWN / BURGUNDY
FORTUNATE SON / BROWN
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!
French eyewear designer Thierry Lasry at Silmo Paris.
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!
This brought a smile to my face. In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either technically impossible, improbable, or simply useless in its proposed design.
See some 50+ additional concepts over on his website.