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· October 22nd, 2014

TO BUY · 10/21/2014

Warby Parker x 826 is here

Our friends at 826 are pro-imagination, pro-curiosity, and all about the enormous power of reading and writing. We’re fully on board with these things too, and we’re so delighted to continue our ongoing friendship with our newest collaboration with 826NYC and 826LA—and show you what we have up our sleeves.

Our friends at 826 are pro-imagination, pro-curiosity, and all about the enormous power of reading and writing. We’re fully on board with these things too, and we’re so delighted to continue our ongoing friendship with our newest collaboration with 826NYC and 826LA—and show you what we have up our sleeves.

First, a brand-new pair of frames, Kidd, in the ever-classic Revolver Black. Each limited-edition frame is engraved with an edition number (out of 826 pairs produced) and is available in both optical—in honor of their NYC branch— and sunglasses in honor of their branch in L.A. Kidd’s round lenses and keyhole bridge are a natural fit for bookish activities and goofing off. A little intellectual, a lot of fun.

We’re also sponsoring two original publications showcasing students’ work: The Review from 826NYC features poems, short stories, and essays contributed by their program students, and 826LA’s Activity Book, a digest of prompts and projects for kids (and adults!) to fill in. Warby Parker x 826 Kidd frames are available in our New York City and Los Angeles retail stores and online; the books will be sold separately. Proceeds from book purchases go back to 826.

Learn more >

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TO MEET · 10/15/2014

Floor Plan

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes, preferences, and morning eating habits. Here’s where we share the results. This week’s question: do you eat breakfast?

We love polls. Sometimes we poll our fellow employees about their tastes,
preferences, and morning eating habits. Here’s where we share the results.

This week’s question: do you eat breakfast?

Brand Design Yes

Communications Yes

Product Design Yes

Brand Marketing Yes

Tech Sometimes

Online Experience Yes

Visual Yes

Recruiting Yes

Consumer Insights Yes

Finance No

Social Media No

Creative Services Yes

Social Innovation Yes

Recruiting Yes

Retail No

Customer Experience Yes

Product Strategy Only on Wednesdays (bagels in office!)

Employee Experience No

 

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TO SEE · 10/13/2014

The Surprise, Illustrated

To celebrate the fall collection, a bunch of us got together and made a little video.

Then one of us got extra-inspired and illustrated a few stills from the video.

To celebrate the Fall Collection, a bunch of us got together and made a little video.

Then one of us got extra-inspired and illustrated a few stills from the video.

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Don’t they look great?

(Hat-tip to our good-looking star, Darius!)

TO BUY · 10/10/2014

More Good Stuff from Corner Collection

There’s something about the new frames from Corner Collection that really makes you want to get out of the office for a bit.
Fortunately, our friends Anna and Griffin were game to play along.
Aren’t these nice?
 

There’s something about the new frames from Corner Collection that really makes you want to get out of the office for a bit.

Fortunately, our friends Anna and Griffin were game to play along.

Aren’t these nice?

 

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TO BUY · 10/09/2014

Introducing the Corner Collection

A good frame is all about the shape, don’t you think?

Our new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping browlines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.

A good frame is all about the shape, don’t you think?

Our new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping browlines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel.

One afternoon last month, we took to a semi-secluded back street in downtown Manhattan where we snapped our old friends at Mmuseumm in our new frames.  Just like playing dress-up, but with a crew of curious, smart, inveterate multi-taskers. (Lucky us.)

Mmuseumm’s a small but ingenious collection of artifacts, chockablock with curios not usually found on the field trip circuit (on display now: a selection of papers from First Amendment provocateur Al Goldstein’s estate, censored pool toy packaging found in Saudi Arabia, and a homemade cane used by a Times Square security guard that is capable of killing prey and lighting fires).  You should go, like, right now, if you can swing it.

Before you head over: we got to know one of our subjects a little bit better. Introducing one of the founders, Alex Kalman. He has opinions about pasta and the TSA.

Mmuseumm guysBenny Safdie, Josh Safdie, and Alex Kalman

Favorite NYC street corner: At the moment, Canal and Broadway

Favorite pasta shape: Rigatoni

Least favorite hour of the day: N/A. Every hour is meaningful.

Last book you read: Slaughterhouse-Five

Best field trip from childhood: Pita Factory

Recommend a link for us, any link: The TSA blog

Recommend a YouTube video for us, any YouTube video: This.

 

Mmuseumm: a modern natural history museum dedicated to the curation and exhibition of contemporary archeology

Location: 4 Cortlandt Alley

Hours: Saturday-Sunday, noon-6:00 p.m. (Suggested donations)

Instagram: @Mmuseumm Twitter: @Mmuseumm

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TO READ · 10/06/2014

To Read: Do You Have Synesthesia?

You do? Lucky! That seems like a lot of fun.

You do? Lucky! That seems like a lot of fun.

The rest of us though, we can always do with more sensory input.

Here you go: a bunch of books for whatever your chosen hue and interest.

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TO DO · 10/01/2014

Atlanta, We Made It

Fact: We’ve been pining for a place to put down permanent roots in Atlanta ever since we first visited in 2012. Well, we’re happy to report that our dreams came true last weekend.

Fact: We’ve been pining for a place to put down permanent roots in Atlanta ever since we first visited in 2012. (It was a delicious trip.) Well, we’re happy to report that our dreams came true last weekend. Hello, Buckhead.

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Given that Buckhead is known for its excellent shopping and residential charm, we’re setting up shop and paying homage to the lovely surroundings with one of our most sophisticated (and spacious!) stores yet. Inside you’ll find rich, dark millwork, tufted leather banquettes (for reading and relaxing), chevron wood floors, and library tables with old-school built-in brass lighting. There are also over a dozen bays stocked with glasses and books—the books all sourced from independent presses. And how could we forget about the photo booth? (We could never.) To satisfy everyone’s self-documentation needs, we outfitted the photo booth with custom illustrated backdrops from artist Wayne Pate.

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We can’t wait to see you there!

262 Buckhead Avenue
Suite C315
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.479.9755
Open daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

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