If you're heading to Spain this summer (or looking for a reason to go), perhaps this stunning display of l.a.Eyeworks designs at the beautiful Optica del Bulevard in Barcelona will give you the perfect excuse!
Thank you for the beautiful display (using our favorite pink, no less!) . . . and inspiration!
Tarlan Ghavami, the legendary manager and master optician of the l.a.Eyeworks mothership store on Melrose Avenue, is profiled in Vision Monday wearing Tuffy, one of our stunning designs in perforated stainless steel that's starting a new wave in eyewear!
Renowned l.a.Eyeworker emeritus, Ruth Handel, gives martini-strength frame fabulousness at the book signing for Fred Hayman: The Extraordinary Difference (penned by our lovely friend Rose Apodaca) at the splashy new Caulfield's restaurant at the Thompson Hotel in -- where else? -- Beverly Hills . . . this is the story of Giorgio! after all!
If the world of cultural book publishing had a capitol, it would probably be called Taschen. And keeping watch over the kingdom would be Taschen Books' esteemed Executive Editor, Jim Heimann (don't forget to add "cultural anthropologist, graphic design historian, and expert on LA" to the CV). And if Jim was looking at you, he'd be doing it through a classic pair of "Rake" eyeglasses, designed by l.a.Eyeworks in 1995. Groundbreaking design meets groundbreaking publishing -- no surprise that the editors of 944 Magazine selected Heimann as a "trailblazer" in the City of Angels.
Source: 944 Magazine / Photography: Tony Byrd
Rake's elaborate colorways rescued tortoise shell frames from a sea of brown, transforming boring and bookish into striking and stylish.
[where the museum director parks her Perkins by l.a.Eyeworks]
Not content with writing smash-hit songs, tending to her superb wardrobe of sassy socks and gorgeous glasses, and being one of the legendary party hosts of Los Angeles (the New York Times concurs!), Allee has turned her troves of terrifically tacky tidbits (Elvis Pez dispensers! Kleenex cozies! The E-Z Dog Dryer!) into a visionary portal where the vintage lunch boxes are inspirational and the online admission is always free.