October 6, 2009

Shwood Sunglasses "Experiment With Nature"

Wow. I want these. Portland's Shwood Sunglasses is blowing my mind. I want to wear them all day and all night. And not because my future is so bright, I just ADORED these! They are wooden frames. Beautiful, wooden frames. Like the classic Wayfarers, but better. Much better. It's such a fresh spin to put on sunglasses, specially in a world where everyone is wearing the same thing on their face. They handcraft these sunglasses out of Zebrawood, Wenge and Maple while making sure that the beautiful grain is preserved and on display.

Here is what they have to say about their amazing product on their website...
"A simple experiment with nature. A brand spawned from nothing more than the constant search for fresh aesthetic appeal. Utilizing one of the earth’s most abundant natural resources, Shwood is handcrafted eyewear created with the intent of individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision ply cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available."

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