Monthly Archives: February 2016

Paris Purchases: Motley Mixtures

Motley mixtures of patterns and colours featured on a single frame command attention and may inspire awe! The creations of Germany’s Walter Wissing & Co. manage to be expressions of an exuberant nature without appearing garish. They are simultaneously whimsical and sophisticated. During our … Continue reading

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Paris Purchases: Juxtapositions

The juxtaposition of contrasting elements within a single frame remains the most consistent design trend observed at recent SILMO World Optical Fairs we have attended in  Paris.  These “hybrid” forms are often elegant examples of refined attention to subtle detailing. The three … Continue reading

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Paris Purchases: Rose Gold

Rose gold plating adorned many frames featured during the  SILMO World Optical Fair held in Paris. Warm and flush, the colouring flatters most skin tones and is a nuanced alternative to the more common yellow. In Rebecca Mead’s  New Yorker Magazine … Continue reading

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An Observation by Walker Evans

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Paris Purchases: Soft Shapes

Soft shapes, such as ovals and the like, were reintroduced to many collections showcased at the SILMO World Optical Fair.  Smooth looking  and sophisticated, the  oval appears flattering on many faces. Any point of an oval belongs to an arc with a constant radius whereas in … Continue reading

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