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L.A.Eyeworks


A face is like a work of art. It deserves a great frame.

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L.A.Eyeworks


A face is like a work of art. It deserves a great frame.

 

"We design eyewear to celebrate the diversity of faces and the uniqueness of individuals. The glasses we make are sparks of our imagination. You complete these thoughts and bring the dreams of l.a.Eyeworks into being."

-- Barbara McReynolds & Gai Gherardi

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Peter Coombs


I like to think of my eyewear as "Jewellry for the Face"

Peter Coombs


I like to think of my eyewear as "Jewellry for the Face"

Eyewear, jewellery, flatware, hollowware; my art is the result of an ongoing and provocative journey of design and metal play. 

Through endless sketches I explore and advance innovative design solutions. The central essence evolves as smart structural forms are inspired by shapes, music and light. 

The humble backyard shed was my creative wonderland as a child. Nowadays my studio is the space where ideas become reality. The lathes, welding equipment, tools and endless possibilities remain as does my affair with metal. I’ve pushed and pulled it, bashed it, bent it, cast it, fused and soldered it. I know metal intimately and we make beautiful objects together. 

Eyewear especially intrigues me. How far can I push, with artistic purpose, the boundaries of fashion and function to arrive at chic, wearable and collectable jewellery for the face? 

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Kirk & Kirk


Artsee's Battery Park City 5th Anniversary

April 2016

Kirk & Kirk


Artsee's Battery Park City 5th Anniversary

April 2016

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Miguel Pons


re-birth

Miguel Pons


re-birth

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toms


TOM'S X ARTSEE MARCH 27TH

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TOM'S X ARTSEE MARCH 27TH

Tom's Vision Opening Party

ARTSEE X TOM'S launched the new TOM'S vision lines with an event on March 27th. Friends, family and industry converged for a night of celebration and fanfare. 

TOMS OPTICAL: MEET DR. VERONICA RUELAS


 
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hedwig


HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

hedwig


HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

It's Pronounced Hed-Vig Retrospective

 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch has been a hot topic lately. The revival of the late-90s rock musical gained plenty of buzz after the Tony Awards performance and their four-fold win at the ceremony. So what better time to let people know about the history of the original production at Jane Street Theater?

Mark Tusk, who was close to the inaugural stage production and who served as an executive producer for the Hedwig movie in 2001, released a series of behind-the-scenes photos of the original actors and crew in nightclubs and on stage leading up to the opening of the show. Tuesday night, Artsee Eyewear had an opening reception for the "It’s Pronounced hedVig" collection at their chic FiDi storefront on Murray St with cocktails by El Buho Mezcal.

“[Mark] was always that person in the posse that always had a camera, which was kind of annoying but kind of fun,” laughed Creative Director Jason Schell, who curated the collection. He reminisced about when the creators of Hedwig would meet with friends at Squeeze Box, one of the major homes of rock and roll in NYC at the time, to see performers like Debbie Harry, Mistress Formika, and Miss Guy. “Hedwig was born there,” he noted.

 

Next Magazine covered the event...


 

Mark Finnes


Eye See Art

Mark Finnes


Eye See Art

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Gamaliel Hererra


Gamaliel Hererra


The contrast between the remnants and the new forms, their contradictions and eventual simultaneous decay into obsolescence could bring about “the realization of dream elements, in the course of waking up …the paradigm of dialectical thinking.”

I believe that only in its decrepitude and decay these works can have a shamanistic potential and can become Deleuzian mechanisms, interstices, fissures, vanishing points that allow something new to emerge.
— GAMALIEL HERRERA