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East meets West in a colorful new Theo collection

Beautiful things can come from unexpected combinations. At Theo Eyewear they know that. By combining eastern style calligraphy with western graffiti, they created an eyewear collection full of surprises. May we introduce you to Calligraffiti...

Even though you may have never heard of it, calligraffiti is an actual art form that combines calligraphy with graffiti. The first has been around since Roman time, the latter has of course more recent origins and is street-based. Both share the graphic use of letters and center around the beauty of writing. The origin of Calligraffiti dates back to the 1950s when Middle Eastern and North African artists first started to incorporate Arabic letters in their art as a graphic form.

Theo Eyewear took inspiration from this combination of Eastern letters and Western street art for its new collection they aptly called Calligraffiti. As colorful as we expect from Theo, but with unexpected details and new shapes that echo the graphic language of both calligraphy and graffiti. 



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6 x colorful glasses from our showroom

6 x colorful glasses from our showroom

Do you dare to wear some color on your face? If so, this blog is for you. We selected six of the most colorful frames from our showroom to inspire you. And if you think color is not your cup of tea, have a look anyway because you might be surprised...

The next six frames are presented to you in random order, because we basically love them all the same. Here we go.

  1. AM Eyewear

We start off not too bold. Just to get you into the mood. This frame from AM Eyewear has a classic Havana brown upperpart, with some light blue, almost lilac action on the lower part. The subtle metal temples tone this frame down somewhat, making it perfect glasses to start with when you want to introduce some color to your face.

  1. Elle Eyewear

Slightly transparent raspberry red with a hint of fuchsia. On paper, this might sound somewhat extreme. But these Elle Eyewear acetate glasses have a nice feminine shape and are actually not too bold. The little textured details on the rims and temples give this frame a little extra.

  1. Anne & Valentin

French eyewear brand Anne & Valentin is known for its love of color and graphics. Sometimes very bold, other times more toned down. Like these round yellow glasses. Unmistakably yellow and round, but the color is soft, and the frame is quite delicate. This way, you can wear color without the color wearing you.

  1. Etnia Barcelona

Moving on to some bolder frames. Etnia Barcelona’s collections are as colorful and diverse as the city of Barcelona itself. Bright blue clear acetate combined with a stripy pattern on the rims, this frame is probably not for everyone. But if it’s a match, it’s going to be a good one.

  1. Res/Rei

When wearing glasses in just one color isn’t enough for you, Res/Rei comes to the rescue. Light brown, purple and a touch of soft green in this frame from their Diamonds collection. This Italian eyewear company produces its own acetate colors and patterns and they are not afraid to make surprising combinations.

  1. Theo

We close the list with Belgian brand Theo. Theo is known for doing everything a little bit different, making it easier for you to stand out in a crowd. Bold use of materials, interesting details and unusual shapes, and of course strong colors. This bright green with purple metal frame says it all, we think.

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Wild child Iris Apfel: ‘More is more, and less is a bore.’

Wild child Iris Apfel: ‘More is more, and less is a bore.’

Not a lot of people make it to a hundred years old, but Iris Apfel is turning 100 on the 29th of August. Iris is living proof of how choosing original and bold glasses can give you an iconic look. Here’s to more years of Apfel’s great style and energy!

Her name might not ring a bell with everyone, but you’ve likely seen her image somewhere before. She’s a businesswoman, an interior designer, but most of all a fashion icon. Even more so now than in her younger days. She loves big jewelry – she’s often seen wearing multiple statement necklaces and bangles up to her elbows – lots of colors and of course big glasses. Her most iconic pair has to be the black rounded ones she’s pictured with so often.

We’ve used the happy occasion of Apfel’s birthday to highlight some oversized frames from our showroom that have the potential to become as iconic as Iris’ pair. There are the usual suspects who are known for their love of big and bold, like Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham Eyewear, but we also found some great examples by brands you might not expect.

Have a look and you might find your next pair of glasses that can make you a fashion icon too. And you can use what Iris Apfel always says as an excuse to go wild: ‘More is more, and less is a bore!’

Tom Ford

Balmain

Victoria Beckham

Cazal

Res/Rei

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The newest eyewear and where to buy it

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AM Eyewear teams up with Ti Sento Milano

AM Eyewear teams up with Ti Sento Milano

At NanaWoody&John we love it when our favorite eyewear brands team up with other cool labels. Take this nice collaboration between AM Eyewear and Ti Sento Milano, known for their pretty jewelry. Such a sunny vibe…

That AM Eyewear is a cool brand is no news. Founded in Australia, AM Eyewear slowly but surely made a name for itself worldwide with its high-quality handmade glasses and sunglasses. At Ti Sento Milano, the goldsmiths love silver more than gold: they treat silver as others would only treat gold. Every piece in the collection is made of silver, with yellow or rose gold plating only added every now and then as a design element. 

Earlier this Summer, AM and Ti Sento came together on a beach somewhere warm and sunny and the result of that day is in. And it looks good!

We would totally understand if this collaboration makes you want to see some more frames from AM Eyewear. Luckily, we have a showroom full of them!

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How to match your glasses with your (new) clothes. The Liu-Jo edition.

How to match your glasses with your (new) clothes. The Liu-Jo edition.

It’s almost time to say goodbye to your summer clothes. A new season is on its way and will be here sooner than you think. Better be prepared, we say. Time for a wardrobe update! At Liu-Jo they love bold colors for FW21 and we found some frames to match.

There is much to choose from the new Liu-Jo collection for Fall/Winter21, but one of the things that stands out in this new collection is the use of statement colors. Fuchsia, bright green, lilacs, and classic black mixed with white. As if they want to brighten up those darker days that are ahead of us.

Updating your wardrobe for the new season is something a lot of us do, but why not also update your glasses? Liu-Jo has a beautiful collection of optical glasses and sunglasses and we’ve made a nice selection that goes perfectly with those bright-colored clothes.

You can basically go two ways with matching your new frames with these bold colors: you either tone it down with for instance thin metal frames or you pick a pair of statement glasses. Black acetate will do or try adding another color to the palette. Either way, we’ve selected some cool frames for you from both styles. So, what style would you pick?

Minimal...

... or a bit bolder?

If you want to see more of the Liu-Jo collection, you can have a look at our showroom.

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Yellows Plus: timeless design from Japan

Yellows Plus: timeless design from Japan

More and more brands are added to our showroom, so we think it’s about time to highlight some newcomers on this blog. Today: Yellows Plus. A minimalistic, classic eyewear brand whose collections are designed and made by hand in Japan.

Japan has a long history in the design and production of eyewear. The northern coastal area Fukui is known for the many traditional crafts that are to this day practiced there. That’s what made it one of the largest production regions in the world for handmade eyewear and it is exactly there where Yellows Plus collections are made.

 

 

Founder of Yellows Plus, designer Toshiaki Yamagishi has been responsible for all the designs of Yellows Plus from day one. He has a strong and recognizable design vision and language. No loud colors and extravagant shapes, but clean lines and sophisticated models that stand the test of time. They are understated without being boring and have a certain stillness to them.

The heart of the collection is made from titanium, one of the materials that Japanese craftsmen master perfectly, but acetate lovers can also find the perfect, classic frame at Yellows Plus.

More Yellows Plus frames in our showroom!