Three favorite sunnies from the Illesteva collection, shown at the Silmo fair 2012:

Illesteva is an eyewear brand designed in NY handmade in France, Germany or Italy – it all depends on the special item. They play with both design and materials which has resulted in a interesting collection of frames made of acetate, bamboo, titanium and natural buffalo horn.

New Leisure Society

Last week I had the chance of looking at a few new frames from Leisure Society. The Leisure Society frames are made of the finest materials such as titanium, japanese acetate, gold and now horn. You can read more about Leisure Society here and here.

Here you can see the fine materials used for making this frame: acetate front, sides of the temples covered with horn and gold plated titanium.

This collage shows very well what Leisure Society stands for. Classic, elegant, beautiful yet functional.

Shane Baum, founder of Leisure Society and Baum Vision wearing the Cambridge.


MYKITA has always been a great brand with high-quality products. Now, they’ve gone a step further and launches their latest collection “MYKITA LUXE”.

MYKITA LUXE is – as MYKITA themselves called it – “the connoiseur’s glasses of choice”.

The collection contains six retro shapes, re-editions of popular classics dating back to the first half of the 20th century, and completed by two contemporary shapes.

They’re all made of high-quality stainless steel, which is coated in “White Gold or Platinum. The materials has been carefully selected, whereof the natural horn of the temple and nose pads is supplied by Germany’s most reputable manufacturer of horn products. The horn has positive properties that have traditionally made it an excellent choice for spectacle frames, as it is extremely skin-friendly and has a warm, individual and natural look.