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DESIGN
Czech Designer Tadeáš Podracký
Tadeáš Podracký completed his studies at the glass studio of the Prague Academy of Arts and Design (UMPRUM) under the leadership of great Czech designer and artist Rony Plesl earlier this year. And he's already garnered attention with a number of...
STYLE
Affordable Frames from Seneca Eyewear
While Warby Parker has been the indisputable leader of the affordable designer eyewear movement, a new wave of like-minded brands (David Kind, for example) have quickly caught on—resulting in even more choices for the discerning but economical customer...
DESIGN
Venice in a Bottle
Venice, Italy is a truly iconic city and, even though it's a multi-faceted place, it's oftentimes portrayed as a little stereotyped or clichéd—all gondolas and glass. In an effort to show the city's ever-evolving identity and culture, a group of...
DESIGN
Warby Parker, Venice
Though the Venice boardwalk may once have been the place to see the eclectic beach town, Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become the go-to destination for shopping and eating, making it the perfect location for Warby Parker’s first free-standing shop...
DESIGN
Sons + Daughters: Class of 2014 Collection
Fashion stylist Shiva Shabani and art director Calvin Yu started Sons + Daughters in 2011 when their friends complained about the dearth of quality, stylish eyewear options available for their kids. Creating adventurous frame styles that complement...
DESIGN
Jakub Berdych's Robot
The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings...
DESIGN
Götti Frames's Subtle Refinement
Since 1998, Zurich-based optician-turned-designer Sven Götti has been dreaming up shapes and concepts (releasing about 40 new models each year) that tickle his fancy. At first glance, götti Switzerland frames look pretty conventional with clean lines...
DESIGN
Patricia Urquiola + Glas Italia: Shimmer
Patricia Urquiola's poetically contemporary "Shimmer" table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly...
DESIGN
Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
DESIGN
Daniel Emma Magnifier
While the monocle is of course the magnifier of choice for the Scrooge McDucks of the world, the simple bronze magnifier by Australian design studio Daniel Emma is certainly the one for the creative class. Designed to be used both for enlarging...
DESIGN
notNeutral GINO Glass Dripper
Known for their mugs and cups designed to provide optimal fluid dynamics (aka the best possible set-up for pouring and drinking coffee), the newest creation from notNeutral—a division of Rios Clementi Hale Studios—adds a brewer to their collection...
STYLE
Very French Gangsters
For elementary school kids, glasses can be considered a physical as well as mental constraint to their carefree lives. A pair of Very French Gangsters, however, is a confidence-boosting accessory that will set wearers apart from the crowd—in the...
CULTURE
Miami Art Week 2013: Glass
Of all the materials put to use and on display during Miami's art extravaganza, we saw several shimmering, shiny—but also innovative—works utilizing glass. Fragile, see-through and with the ability to morph light and color, it's as multidimensional...
STYLE
Waiting For The Sun
by Dora Haller Paris-based brand Waiting For the Sun (aka W/SÜN) may sound familiar; CH recently included their frames in a round-up of sustainable sunglasses. We delved deeper this time by meeting with Antoine Mocquard and Julien Tual, the two...
DESIGN
Buddies by Apparatus
While scanning the stands in the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica's West Edge Design Fair last week, the Apparatus booth gave off a beckoning glow. The design studio's stunning light fixtures—which combine new and salvaged components made from glass...
DESIGN
Blown
The newest creation from Samuel Wilkinson is Blown, a lamp for the Copenhagen-based design company &tradition. Aiming to explore the reflective and refractive properties of glass, Wilkinson drew his inspiration for Blown from older pieces. "I’ve...
DESIGN
UrbanGlass
BAM's Harvey Theater now has a shiny new neighbor. Founded in 1977 by Richard Yelle and Joe Upham, the New York Experimental Glass Workshop—the country's first open-access glass studio—has bounced around from its original Great Jones Street location...
DESIGN
London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations
Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and...
DESIGN
Vinegar and Brown Paper
by Elyssa Goodman After working in advertising for over a decade, Britain-based designer Andy Poplar was burned out—he decided to quit his job and be a stay-at-home dad. Then one day, two years ago, he decided to teach himself how to etch glass...
STYLE
Interview: Jean-Marc Virard
RIGARDS may be the new kid on the independent eyewear block but there is no ounce of hesitation in the bold statement they're making. Their handcrafted matte horn frames strike a perfect balance between avant-garde and wearable, serving as an antithesis...
DESIGN
"Osmosi" by Emmanuel Babled
Some products own the rare ability to combine magic and technology, craftsmanship and digitalization, uniqueness and industrial processes—but Emmanuel Babled's latest project, called "Osmosi," incorporates all of that. Babled's pre-production research...
DESIGN
Lasvit Tour de France Trophy 2013
As the 100th Tour de France came to close on Sunday, 21 July, Briton Chris Froome hoisted the trophy for the first time. While the athletic accomplishment is an impressive one, the sculptural trophy itself is commendable as well. Produced by designer...
DESIGN
Bomma's Hi-Tech Crystal
by Adam Štěch The Czech Republic is famous for traditional handmade glass. Czech glass is associated with precise, handmade work created in old-fashioned factories using time-honored techniques. But two years ago the forward-thinking company Bohemia...
DESIGN
Apparatus Studio and Zak + Fox
This weekend at ICFF the creative pair behind the lighting design studio Apparatus, Gabriel Hendifar and partner Jeremy Anderson, showed off the 15 pieces in their second collection of modern lighting fixtures made from artfully aged materials. They...
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