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.
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.
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.
We have an affinity for games, sports, or anything even slightly competitive. It’s not that we’re aggro, we just really enjoying toeing the work-play line.
So when we set up shop in Dallas, we made it a priority to carve out space for recreational activity. Being in Texas, football came to mind. Our store, however, isn’t ideal for such bustling activity. (You know, flying footballs and shelves of glasses don’t exactly harmonize.)
The solution: flick football! It’s weirdly competitive, super fun, and doesn’t require a ton of space (or athleticism). To kick things off, we held our first flick football tournament this past month. As advertised on the flyer—which was distributed to local businesses to cull local talent—we promised “sports, beer, and friendly competition.” All three promises were kept.
In all, seven talented teams participated in the event. The competition was stiff, and the winner was Bolsa Mercado, who also happened to supply the tournament with delicious beer and popcorn. Coincidence? Actually, yes.
We’re introducing nine new shapes—which means there’s a signature look for everyone in the room. For the bold, three clever styles in crystal. For the polished, three hardworking acetate frames with titanium temples. And for the business-minded, a handful of angular silhouettes.
Two new hues were also added to the mix: Striped Pacific and Petal Tortoise. The first is a streaked combination of seaworthy blues. The second is a painterly mix of soft pinks and earthy browns.
What’s the best way to cap off a long summer? Well, a few relaxing days at The Standard certainly comes to mind—and, of course, a new pair of sunglasses wouldn’t hurt either.
To fully realize this dream scenario, we once again joined forces with The Standard to create the perfect pair of sunglasses. (Hey, the sun is still out.) Going with a summer classic, we refashioned our Winston sunglasses in Whiskey Tortoise Matte—a slick new finish created just for the collaboration.
A desk can tell you a lot about a person, and these are the stories of our favorites. (Desks, that is. And also people.)
Adam Szatrowski, Software Engineer
“Those cheesy TV commercials from 90s actually worked on me—it just took me 10+ years to pick up the phone.”
“My boss likes to play Connect Four with candidates during interviews. I’ve wanted to sharpen my skills for a while, so I brought this over to my desk. I shall beat him one day soon.”
“Serious Business Only” poster
“We like to have fun in our office, but I keep this poster around to remind myself that sometimes I’ve got to hunker down and get things done. I used to have a crummier sign, but my friend Brett made me this updated version for my birthday.”
“It’s more fun than a chair, and it’s good for your posture. What’s not to like?”
“I got the Burke frame a few months ago. I used to wear Bensen in Whiskey Tortoise, but I prefer the lighter Sugar Maple—plus the keyhole bridge really sold me on them.”