One of South Africa’s best skateboard ramp builders, Dave de Witt hasn’t been sticking to his day job. And we aren’t complaining. De Witt’s Sk8 Shades are hand-crafted from recycled skateboards, potentially showing the most creative eyewear we’ve seen in a while. The 3-5 day manufacturing process entails skateboards being ripped into strips, flattened, sanded, laminated, and molded into the different templates de Witt uses for his sunglasses. While making the Sk8 Shades sounds pretty grueling, the end result is fun, unique, and colorful. Dave de Witt currently sells his pieces on Etsy while we’re patiently awaiting the expansion of this project. Well, maybe we’re not waiting that patiently…
Decisions, Decisions! This Sunday, the HBIC (Head Bitch In Charge) at Vogue will be profiled along side Meryl Streep and Dolly Parton in a 60 Minutes special on “Remarkable Women”. We’ll get to see Anna boss around her employees as well as answer hard hitting questions like: Why do you wear sunglasses all the time? Basically, it’s quite the intimate portrait of the fashion heavyweight!
BUT! This behind-the-scenes look at Anna in her glory airs on CBS at the same time as the Superbowl! What ever shall we do?
No, the choice is simple: ANNA for the WIN! Football teams play 4000 games a year (actuality: 16) and you can see beer commercials everyday! Seeing Anna Wintour discuss crucial issues like the new fall lines or whether to wear round or square glasses is once in a lifetime! How could you pass that up?!
Check out Anna Wintour and company Sunday, February 5th at 8pm on CBS
Now, clearly we have a bit of an obsession with sunglasses but we’ve been looking for the best shades to throw into our item of the week that’ll be launching on the new site soon. (forgot to tell you that, huh?) So finally, here we are, the perfect shades for this season! Super’s new 49ers are available in Havana, Blond, Crystal, and black and they run for about $243. Don’t cry about the price tag when you have that many pairs of Raybans sitting on your desk. Time to step outside of the Ban box for a moment. (Though we do love our Raybans) but delve into the 49ers.
This is our
second third sunglasses bit this week, but apparently creating sunglasses using extremely unconventional materials is so in right now. Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, graduates of the UK’s Royal College of Art, are using human hair to make 100% biodegradable frames. It sounds a bit jarring at first. We know what you’re thinking, “the heck is that going to look like.” But we must tip our hats to the UK grads because the designs are pretty awesome and though the idea might seem a bit creepy, no one could blame you for snagging a pair. The tortoiseshell effect is achieved by weaving black, blonde, and brown strands together in an intricate pattern and the result makes for a great pair of shades. And I bet no one would realize it was hair…until you point it out, of course, because who wouldn’t?
I really want to see how they do this.