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· May 24th, 2018

TO BUY · 05/08/2018

Introducing Summer Sun

We’re starting the summer with 17 (!) new sunglasses—a mixture of best-selling frames in new colors and new frames in best-selling colors. 

The sunny season has arrived, which means it’s time to reach for your biggest (and most colorful, of course) sunglasses. Luckily, we’ve come prepared with a group of frames equipped to provide full coverage for any sun-soaked outing. And you have plenty of options, too.

We’re starting the summer with 17 (!) new sunglasses—a mixture of best-selling frames in new colors and new frames in best-selling colors. 

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TO BUY · 03/20/2018

Introducing Maker Edition

For our newest made-in-Japan collection, we’re turning—and deservingly so—the focus back to the makers. The level of craftsmanship has never been higher.

For our newest made-in-Japan collection, we’re turning—and deservingly so—the focus back to the makers. The level of craftsmanship has never been higher.

The name pays homage to the process and attention to detail that went into bringing this collection to life. Each titanium frame is precision-welded by hand and entirely hand-finished, with custom tooling to get the dimensions and details just right.

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TO READ · 03/15/2018

Books We Love: “Goodbye, Vitamin” by Rachel Khong

The subject matter of Rachel Khong’s debut novel is serious, but the author (somehow) keeps it light.

A man finds pants in a tree. These pants belong to Howard Young, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the father of our heroine, Ruth Young. Ruth is freshly dis-engaged from her fiancé and has quit her job to move home and help care for her father. The subject matter of Rachel Khong’s debut novel is serious, but the author (somehow) keeps it light.

Ruth passes the time sourcing jellyfish (a great brain food) and arranging dummy university classes to appease her father, a former professor. The book interlaces comic scenarios (a class on the entertainment industry at Disneyland, anyone?) with some hard-hitting family truths, serving up a read that’s both moving and laugh-inducing.

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TO BUY · 03/06/2018

Today’s the day

It’s a cute two weeks until spring so of course, we’re ushering it in a teensy bit early with—we’ll give you one guess—sunglasses.

It’s a cute two weeks until spring so of course, we’re ushering it in a teensy bit early with—we’ll give you one guess—sunglasses. Introducing Quintessentials: four metal and three acetate shapes that are the most classic of classics. (They’re the most essential of essentials.)

We’re talking unfussy yet superlative shapes that are destined to stick around. They’ve already proven their longevity but we’ve upped the contemporary qualities. Every nuance has been perfected, the most premium of premium materials used, and the “wait, let me try those on” factor multiplied. They don’t embellish, they complement. Ageless shapes and constructions like these are comfortable in any crowd—just like you 🙂

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TO DO · 03/01/2018

All about The Black List (and us)

The Oscars are coming up and we’re feeling a double dose of silver-screen excitement. That’s because we’re kicking off our third consecutive year partnering with The Black List, an organization that helps budding scriptwriters get their work in front of filmmakers, buyers, and representatives.

The Oscars are coming up and we’re feeling a double dose of silver-screen excitement. That’s because we’re kicking off our third consecutive year partnering with The Black List, an organization that highlights great screenwriting and helps budding scriptwriters get their work in front of filmmakers, buyers, and representatives. Since 2005, more than 300 Black List screenplays from the Annual Black List have been produced as feature films—264 of which have been nominated for Academy Awards and 48 have won (including Best Picture favorites “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “Argo,” and “Spotlight”).

As part of our mission to highlight up-and-coming writers, we are proud to once again support Black List Live!, a series of readings featuring scripts dreamed up by stellar talent and, well, read aloud by an eclectic and always-changing cast of noteworthy actors. The really fun result: an intimate, behind-the-scenes experience that spotlights a slew of ultra-talented writers.

This year’s Black List Live! programming (which we’re giving three thumbs up) kicks off on Saturday, March 24 in L.A. with a reading of Ben Schwartz’s comedy “That Kind of a War.” As comedian Bob Hope arrives to entertain U.S. troops in The Korean War, the Chinese army invades, leaving Hope and his writers with one big question: What’s funny to guys who just found out they’re in World War III? Learn more here! (See you there?)

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TO READ · 02/16/2018

Books We Love: “Tokyo Fiancée” by Amélie Nothomb

“Tokyo Fiancée” is a charming and poetic (and highly autobiographical!) tale of two unlikely beings merging

It’s 1989 in Tokyo, Japan. Amelie is a 22-year-old Belgian on a quest to reconnect with her Japanese roots. She needs a job and puts up a notice offering her services as a French tutor. That very evening, the phone rings. On the other end is her one and only student, Rinri.

“Tokyo Fiancée” is a charming and poetic (and highly autobiographical!) tale of two unlikely beings merging. With cultural differences and language barriers galore, Rinri and Amelie discover each other, their friends, family, and Japan. It is a story about koi, rather than love. What is koi, you ask? The term used in Japan to describe a relationship that is “light, fresh, fluid and devoid of seriousness.” While Amelie delights in koi, Rinri, ever the diligent student, plays at love. No other type of fancy could be more suited to our heroine as, in addition to seeking companionship, she equally strives to retain a strong sense of identity and independence.

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TO BUY · 02/09/2018

Introducing Epigraph Collection

An epigraph is a literary inscription—the line of poetry or the morsel of philosophy that appears on the opening page of a novel. It’s the detail that sets the tone for the whole book. A small element, but a critical one. In our case, it’s the subtle yet punchy metal design detail that defines six of our new frames.

An epigraph is a literary inscription—the line of poetry or the morsel of philosophy that appears on the opening page of a novel. It’s the detail that sets the tone for the whole book. A small element, but a critical one. In our case, it’s the subtle yet punchy metal design detail that defines six of our new frames.

For the eyeglasses in the group—think classic styles, ranging from cat-eye to rectangular—we employed a custom metal end piece with an integrated hinge, a wraparound accent that quietly elevates the frame’s aesthetic. The sunglasses strike another tone: modern, slightly eccentric shapes outfitted with eye-catching metal brow bars, plus custom metal end pieces of their own.

Each limited-edition pair was made in Italy from a high-quality mix of premium cellulose acetate and lightweight stainless steel.

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