Google Glass x Luxottica Partnership

Google has announced a new partnership with the Luxottica Group, the biggest eyewear conglomerate in the world, to bring Google Glass to the masses. This will bring Luxottica's expertise on manufacturing, distribution and retail into the Glass mix, allowing Google...

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Google Eyewear Frames for Glass

Google has announced that Glass Explorers can now use Glass with prescription lenses as it adds four new titanium frames to its collection. Styles include Bold, Curve, pictured, Thin and Split, and cost $225 each. They are sold with standard...

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MYKITA Mylon Campaign

MYKITA is showing off their Mylon collection, one that looks to blur the lines between fashion and sport. With panoramas and nature impressions from the Swiss Alps as a backdrop, photographer Zoe Ghertner has captured the campaign. Her "let's get...

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Google’s Second Generation Google Glass

Google's Second Generation Google Glass

Google’s officially started rolling out the second generation of Google Glass. The redesign features a new hardware update that allows for compatibility with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud in place of the previous bone-conduction speaker from the first prototype. The Explorer program is expanding as well as existing Glass users can now invite three of their US friends to join the program.

HODINKEE Edition Stelvio Sunglasses

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HODINKEE has teamed up with motoring lifestyle brand Autodromo to deliver their latest work, the Stelvio sunglasses. Completely handmade in Japan, they’re named after the famous alpine pass – one of the finest driving roads in Italy – with each pair requiring over 130 operations to build and a month to complete. They are laser etched with a serial number, and made of the highest quality amber acetate in the world, with polarized cognac lenses. Each pair comes with a quilted leather carrying case inspired by some of our favorite vintage Ferraris. Numbers are limited here as only fifty pairs will be made.

Now Open | MYKITA NYC Store

Now Open | Mykita NYC Store

MYKITA, the eyewear specialists from Berlin, have opened up their first shop in the US and it happens to be in New York City. The Soho shop unites the company’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany. The store’s architecture is based on the progressive composition of different elements and contrasting materials. The shop features purpose-designed furniture and a stage-like lighting concept. Its simplistic design is bold but retains the original character of the art deco factory building.

The all-white MYKITA Wall makes for an amazing presentation area giving the frames ample space to present themselves. Individual shelf elements inserted into the wall provide each model with its own little stage. In addition, out-of-service flight attendant trolleys that have circled the globe a thousand times are given a new lease of life here as a storage facility. The integrated “Relaxed Vision Center” is a special lab equipped with state-of-the-art precision instruments from Carl Zeiss research. Customers can consult the MYKITA in-house optometrist, who generates customized optical profiles and performs an exact adaptation of frame and lens to the wearer’s face. Quality, precision and products “made in Germany” are the common themes behind the partnership of MYKITA with the worldrenowned optical solutions specialist Zeiss.

The ceiling is lit up by a fluorescent-tube construct. The light installation is aligned with the old metal pipes from the original sprinkler system in a conscious reference to the building’s industrial heritage. This finishing touch unites the present with the architectural past.

A.P.C. x Retrosuperfuture for Spring 2013

A.P.C. x Retrosuperfuture for Spring 2013

A.P.C. and Retrosuperfuture recently teamed up to make a few pieces that are all about quality and delivering them at the best possible price rather than over-the-top branding. The limited edition glasses are for both men and women, with the shell’s being composed of 100% Italian acetate with Carl Zeiss engineered lenses, and entirely hand-made in Italy.

All silhouettes were designed by A.P.C. to work back to the Spring / Summer ’13 collection and are available at A.P.C. stores and select retailers worldwide as well as A.P.C.’s online store.

Linda Farrow Luxe Angular Frame Sunglasses

Linda Farrow Luxe Angular Frame Sunglasses

From Linda Farrow Luxe comes these angular-frame sunglasses. Linda Farrow eyewear has been iconic over the years to say the least and the designer continues to deliver impeccably designed pieces. They’re equal parts modern and elegant and feature all the fine detailings to make them worthy of recognition. This pair has gold-embossed arm details and are fitted with brown lenses. The frames are made in Japan with the utmost care and can now be had through MR PORTER.