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Shwood Turns Good Wood Into Sunglasses


Shwood creates beautiful wooden sunglasses that take retro styles and give them a natural twist.

Shwood Blanks

In their own words:

A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. 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 lens 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.

With collections that range from $125 on up to $195 for limited edition collaborations made with rare and unique woods (including recycled skateboard decks!) there’s a style and a price for everyone, so check out Shwood to see what fits.


…It’s Things Thursday: Oakley Medusa?

Oakley Medusa

Unless you’re a Burning Man regular, or your rock band is about to go big on MTV, I don’t think you need Oakley’s Medusa line of Hat & Goggles, but that doesn’t mean you can’t want them.

Featuring leather dreadlocks, snap on eyewear, and enough post-apocalyptic style to make Mel Gibson blush, the Medusa line definitely isn’t for the subtle, bit if you want to stand out, then I can’t think of anything better.

[Oakley – Medusa]

[Via: Uncrate]