Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Shady ladies

No need for mascara with the latest offering from the uber talented duo Tatty Devine! We have recently collaborated with the wonderfully chaotic Brick Lane studio on their newly released eyelash sunglasses, which are handmade from acetate and gold metal. Tatty Devine have also created a rather lovely matching necklace to co-ordinate. Both are available from their shops as well as the online store at

Eyelash sunnies and necklace - image from Tatty Devine
 Image from Grazia magazine
Eyelash sunglasses - photo by EyeloveEyelove
Harriet from Tatty Devine sporting the sunglasses in Paris - image from Tatty Devine blog
We are incredibly excited by this product and hope this is the beginning of a devine affair with eyewear for tatty.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Ron Arad

Late in 2011, I visited a very special project called 'Curtain Call' at the Roundhouse. Conceived by the renowned product designer Ron Arad, Curtain Call made use of the buildings architecture and acoustics. Central to his work, the project allows the audience to relate and interacts with the installation. A curtain made from plastic tubing hung like a jellyfish from the centre of the room. Inside the jellyfish, sat on the floor, the audience were hypnotised by the most beautiful visuals projected onto the inside and soothed by atmospheric sounds.

Ron Arad's Curtain Call - photo from Roundhouse

Ron Arad's Curtain Call - photo from Roundhouse
As a fan of Arad, we were equally as intrigued to visit his stand at Mido to view his eyewear collection firsthand and see how his theories and method translate into eyewear design. We were lucky enough to happen upon the man himself at his stand, who kindly chatted about his collection and posed for a photograph!

Ron Arad on his stand at Mido - photo by EyeloveEyelove
True to his design theory his two collections are an intelligent investigation of the relationship between product and consumer. The A-Frame collection is group of fully adaptable products that can be tailored to the fit of the wearer through the metal A structure in the nose bridge area.

A-Frame Chancery Lane - photo from p-q eyewear
The Corbs collection draws inspiration from the vertebrae in animal spines. A hinge has been developed which allows the temples to fit perfectly to the head.

Corbs Waterloo - photo from p-q eyewear

For more information on Ron Arad please visit

Sculptural eyewear

Heavily embellished eyewear has been on the horizon for a while, but designers Anna-Karin Karlsson and A-Morir are proving that it is a trend not just for extroverts indulging in eccentricity....

Last month at Mido in Milan, we happened upon the Swedish eyewear designer extraordinaire Anna-Karin. Armed with a singular box of her latest pieces, we eagerly sat with her to have a peek and try on the latest bespoke collection and a chance to get the gossip as to which celebs were wearing which piece. Her kooky statement acetate frames were perfectly offset by delicate lace and animal prints as well as laden with 3d sculptural florals, animals and kitten ears!
We found A-K K a very exciting and inspiration lovely lady.

Rose Rouge

Rose et la Mer

A-Morir are pioneers of the heavily embellished look in eyewear. Established in 2008, A-Morir began stocking to Liberty in 2011 and have continued to gain in popularity since. The SS12 collection is utterly stunning and mirrors perfectly the under-the-sea-feminine look shown by the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton.

Nylon magazine - A-Morir

A-Morir Phillips

We anticipate the evolution of embellished eyewear!
For more information on Anna-Karin Karlsson please visit
and for info on A-Morir.