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· August 21st, 2017

TO SEE · 08/21/2017

Let’s View This Thing

Today’s the big day: The Great American Solar Eclipse “lands” in Oregon at 10:16 a.m. local time today and will makes its way across the country over the course of 1 hour and 32 minutes. We’ll be celebrating a bunch of ways…

Today’s the big day: The Great American Solar Eclipse “lands” in Oregon at 10:16 a.m. local time and will makes its way across the country over the course of 1 hour and 32 minutes.

We’ll be celebrating a bunch of ways:

1. A viewing party at our Nashville store (it’s right in the eclipse’s path of totality, if you happen to be around…)

2. A good old-fashioned countdown clock on our site

3. Astrophotography. It’s a thing! We’ll be sharing professional photographs of the eclipse on Instagram and Facebook, since phone cameras aren’t so great at capturing celestial spectacles like these. Save and re-share as you please.

Finally, just a friendly reminder that you should never look directly at the sun—even with sunglasses, and even during an eclipse (unless you have specially designed viewing glasses).

Stay safe and have fun, solar eclipse seers!

TO READ · 08/15/2017

To Read: Home Is…

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Rome. That doesn’t sound right… For those of us from more humble digs, here are some reminders of where we all came from—and some bookish escape routes, too.

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Rome. That doesn’t sound right… For those of us from more humble digs, here are some reminders of where we all came from—and some bookish escape routes, too.

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TO READ · 08/10/2017

To Read: Where Do You Look for Guidance?

We see but through a pair of glasses, darkly. Wipe the smudges off and get to poring over these guides to new ways of viewing the future—on a clear-enough day, you can see forever.

We see but through a pair of glasses, darkly. Wipe the smudges off and get to poring over these guides to new ways of viewing the future—on a clear-enough day, you can see forever.

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TO BUY · 08/08/2017

Re-Introducing the Concentric Collection

Look familiar? Three winning shapes (Durand, Laurel, and Chelsea) now come in the alluring construction that we first introduced in 2014—and just like the frames in our original Concentric Collection, they’re limited edition.

Look familiar? Three winning shapes (Durand, Laurel, and Chelsea) now come in the alluring construction that we first introduced in 2014—and just like the frames in our original Concentric Collection, they’re limited edition.

All three have been redesigned with subtle rings of color around their lenses for extra visual intrigue (hence, the “concentric” design detail). We worked with an Italian factory that specializes in an intricate acetate-pressing process to achieve this accent.

And this is new: Each frame is punched up with colorful temples that match or complement those inner hues. The effect? Part eyewear, part art.

Check it out >

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TO READ · 08/04/2017

Summer Reading: “The Gift” by Barbara Browning

What do you do when you receive spam email? Do you ignore it like the majority of the world, or do you choose to respond? One day, a character in Barbara Browning’s novel “The Gift” decided to do the latter.

What do you do when you receive spam email? Do you ignore it like the majority of the world, or do you choose to respond? One day, a character in Barbara Browning’s novel “The Gift” decided to do the latter. What ensues is an exploration of the character’s “inappropriate intimacies” with a variety of people. A habit of boldly spamming people with her ukelele covers leads the character to a gifted yet troubled musician living in Germany. “The Gift” follows their correspondence and eventual collaboration. They share music. They share hand dances. They share life stories. It’s marvelous.

Through music, art, dance, and the various means of communication at our disposal, Browning makes us ponder age-old questions. How well do we ever know the people we are with? How well do we even know ourselves? Laugh, cry, reflect: Browning’s “The Gift” is sure to bring some enlightenment to your life.

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· 08/02/2017

Nice to See You, Berkeley and Boulder

This week in new-Warby-Parker-stores news, we’ve got two recently opened spots out west: one in Berkeley, CA and another in Boulder, CO.

This week in new-Warby-Parker-stores news, we’ve got two recently opened spots out west: one in Berkeley, CA and another in Boulder, CO.

That’s an original mural by Jason Munn at the back of our Berkeley store up above (and yes, those are portholes on the wall. Ahoy!).

Our Boulder store sits right on historic Pearl Street, and officially has the best mountain view of any Warby Parker location in existence. That geometrically alpine artwork behind the Reference Desk, which we designed ourselves, was heavily inspired by the vistas.

If you’re in (either) town, come by!

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TO BUY · 07/31/2017

We Like Your Photos: July 2017

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites.

@dvselby     Shop Haskell>

@impeccable_photos     Shop Kimball>

@brooklynandbeach     Shop Vivian>

@naomi_omi   Shop Hayes>

@bmolly77     Shop Clementine>

@bvickery     Shop Downing>

@jayzhangsg   Shop Carver>

@maddimcmaste     Shop Henry>

@maragreenwald     Shop Haskell>

Itching to share a photo of your Warby Parker frames? Cool! Tag your Instagram with #warbyparker. (Just make sure your account is public.)

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