Tag Archives: handcrafted

SUPER EYEWEAR

Posted on

This week in optical inspiration, we’re looking at the every day disguises of iconic 70s era superheros. First off, who other than Clark Kent? Isis here as her alter-ego Andrea Thomas in this ultra-wide metal aviator. That pin-straight hair makes this an unmistakably 70s look. You may think that only Diana Price could get away […]


MONOCLE INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN PAUL

Posted on

In this recent interview with Monocle magazine, shop owner Jordan Paul shares his insights, inspirations, and unique perspective on owning an optical shop. With an approach to eyewear that encapsulates both the style and technical aspects of the industry, Jordan’s passion for opticianry is evident in every shop detail and every pair of glasses we […]


NEW STOCK AT OPTICIANADO

Posted on

Lots of new goodies lining our shelves from both contemporary designers and unique vintage deadstock! From Victory, we’ve got sassy cat eyes and thick statement masculine shapes! Sweet metals like these are perfect for petite faces. And for the optical lover who loves to stand out, new shapes from Cazal Eyewear for a look that […]


AH LEE SEE AH

Posted on

What attracted you to the optical industry? It sort of happened by accident, honestly. I started at the shop when I first moved to Toronto and quickly found that I loved the team, shop environment, and working one-on-one with people as a stylist. My colleagues all (very strongly) encouraged me to pursue opticianry and since […]


ALL THE SHAPES OF THE RAINBOW

Posted on

Multi-coloured acetates are a fabulous example of the passion and artistry that goes into frame design. With no two exactly alike, these picks are the perfect inspiration for unique eyewear lovers and those looking to branch out as they expand their personal collection. LA Eyeworks is known for taking risks with their shapes and colours […]


GROOVER SPECTACLES

Posted on

It’s always exciting for us to expand our inventory, but we are especially thrilled and proud to be the very first optical shop in North America to carry Groover Spectacles! Handcrafted in Japan with a beautiful sense of playfulness and artistry, each pair has thoughtful twists on classic shapes. The superior quality of materials is […]


EYEWEAR TREND ALERT 2018: 90s FUTURISTIC VIBES

Posted on

Though often referred to as the worst decade for fashion, the 90’s revival has remained a pervasive trend over the last five years, with modern iterations of this decade’s looks visible on the runway every season. We may have barely made our way into the new year, but the trend forecast shows that 2018 is […]


FEBRUARY: TUNE UP MONTH

Posted on

If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Toronto in the dead of February. The cold, the ice, the frosty breeze that never leaves your bones… That said, we know that many among you have got a sunny getaway just around the corner. With your speedos and sunscreen packed and ready to go, don’t forget […]


FRESH FROM OLIVER PEOPLES

Posted on

With distinctive styles exquisitely handcrafted in Italy, Oliver Peoples has remained one of the most recognizable brand names in the industry for years. For the lover of classic eyewear, Oliver Peoples frames add a beautiful focal point to individual style with thoughtful detailing and an air of timelessness. We recently received a ton of new […]


NEW JAPANESE-MADE FRAMES!

Posted on

In the last couple, of weeks, we’ve expanded our collection of contemporary eyewear to include a handful of pieces from handmade Japanese brand Ricestone. With a range of metals, combinations, and full acetate frames, they’ve got a little something for all tastes. Ricestone frames are a fantastic, lightweight option that perfectly on a shallow bridge.