Thursday, August 30, 2007

Meet your Guru

Movie star looks, friendly personality... A little help in eyewear department and Guru can easily quit his current Google gig and start his own stylish cult.

Guru wears Huggy 04 from DeromeBrenner.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

MYKITA Bruce will rev your engine

Joshua travels all over the country to work on different race tracks collecting and processing hi-tech racing data and a great pair of sleek sunglasses was long in order. Style Bruce in Pearl color from the uber-cool Berlin design team MYKITA was a perfect match.

Oh yeah, it fights glare and all that good stuff, but most importantly, it makes you feel like flooring it.

ZEISS EyeTerminal: up and runnning like a dream

Given all the technological advances in optics over the past 2 decades, it was obvious, something had to happen to the old fashioned method of taking measurements. From ruler to pupilometer and then.... Ah, we are so glad folks at ZEISS stepped up and filled the void by introducing the Eye Terminal.

Having worked with our freshly installed ZEISS Eye Terminal for the past 2 weeks all we can say is WOW!!WOW!!WOW!!
What a difference! Although don't get us wrong, we have never had any problems with fitting multifocal lenses, ever, but working with this intergalactic looking hi-tech gem is almost like we are able to function on a molecualr level. Without question, we see things differently now and so can you, and only at Spectacles for Humans. Yes, we are the first store in San Francisco to offer Centration services via Eye Terminal.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Katherine and Jax model OG sunglasses

Katherine Lambert, a San Francisco based architect currently working on offices for San Francisco Opera House, together with her new puppy, a beautiful Eurasier named Royal Rascal Jax, model Katherine's new sunglasses from Oliver Goldsmith. Model Chas in Leopard is as good as it gets when it comes to style and function, and if Jax does not get to them, Katherine will enjoy them for a long time.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Graz was in town

Graz Mulcahy , the person responsible for all those ultra-fresh Ksubi sunnies of the past few years (yes, it's his signature you see on all the styles), was in town and dropped in for a chat.

As some of you may know, Graz has left his position as a designer for Ksubi Eye earlier this year. He's taking some time off and also working on new exciting personal projects and one of them, a set of 2 Limited Edition frames, is something we were absolutely thrilled to hear about.
Graz promises "it's going to be good, very good" and knowing his work, you can count on that. What you can't count on is finding too many of these. With about 10 stores in the world set to showcase his latest designs and probably 10 pairs allocated to each, the availability will be less than scarce. Oh, yeah, Spectacles for Humans is one of them stores where you will find them. Don't know when we'll have them just yet....Graz headed to Mexico to live on a beach for a few months.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ksubi Manga

takes it downtown with a pair of Manga sunglasses by Ksubi.

And yes, there is serious bling action going on here.... Custom 24K gold grill encrusted with 50 individual diamonds... Santa Cleopatra!!!

On importance of safety eyewear

Few things scream "I am a danger to society" louder than a pair of unsexy safety specs.

A friendly message from Spectacles for Humans:

Please, choose wisely while shopping for safety eyewear.

Example one: not good

Example two: excellent

SHAMEBOY "Splend It"

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Having fun in SF

Rachel, of Rachel Pally fame was visiting SF for a "mega wedding party" and it looks like future visits won't be complete without a stop at Spectacles for Humans.

An accomplished and talented designer herself (and very cute!), Rachel spotted gorgeous DeromeBrenner jewelry the moment she walked in the shop and being a "bangle freak", she took home a great piece - a chunky bracelet from African Retro Collection.

She also fell in love with MYKITA sunglasses - model Viktor in Goldline looked especially good against her perfect So Cal tan.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Henrik Vibskov: update!

Remember disco promised wallets?? Fuzzy scarves??? They are finally ready to ship!! Hopefully we will get restocked on Andy sunglasses as well - we are down to 2 pairs, one yellow, one turquoise. Man, oh, man, were those shades ahead of everyone or what? Genius!!

BTW, Trentemoller will be playing at San Francisco's Mezzanine on October 4th. Henrik Vibskov is on drums.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Derome Brenner trunk show

Since their appearance on the global scene of fashion eyewear in 2004, DeromeBrenner has become an ultimate sought out, cult-like brand in Europe and Japan. Unarguably, one of the most innovative and distinctive eyewear brands in the world, DB is an absolute favorite at Spectacles for Humans and we have been stocking (and restocking!) both eyewear and jewels since the day we opened doors back in February of '06.
And so it is with an idiot like grin of excitement, we are pleased to announce the first ever DeromeBrenner trunk show in North America!

Ladies and Gents, mark your calendars - December 14th, 15th and 16th!!!

To add injury to insult, not only you will be able to experience the entire world of DB Collections, you shall be doing so in the presence of the designers themselves - Xavier Derome and Aurelia Brenner .

Only at Spectacles for Humans.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Exciting news from Linda Farrow Vintage

LindaFarrowVintage, a sunglass brand of highest pedigree, is launching new collaboration collections for '08. Details to come, but we expect no less but to be blown away by forthcoming sunglass collections by Raf Simons, Christoper Kane and Dries Van Noten.

Stay tune for updates and arrival date.

Spectacles for Humans is currently stocking following 2007 eyewear collections by LFV: Veronique Branquinho, Matthew Williamson, Eley Kishimoto and Sophia Kokosalaki.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

REIZ against the machines

Ean, visiting San Francisco from Denver, has heard good things about Spectacles for Humans on superfuture forums and being he was on the market for a new pair of specs, he chose not miss the opportunity to browse our selection in person.

A pair of handmade frames by Reiz Augenspiel - model Hummel in black and clear acetate - is going to a good home.

Not willing to settle for mediocre, Reiz designers took classic black and clear acetate formula and elevated it to the next level by enfolding the transparent acetate in two layers of black. Hand beveled and hand polished by chamois, the resulting frames, with their sleek curvatures and 3-D appearance, are stunning examples of modern craftsmanship.

September 6th update:
REIZ designers are frequent visitors to Spectacles for Humans blog and they loving the way their Hummel frame fits Ean!


Robert, a software designer for Apple, is battling the foggy San Francisco's weather with the help of his new MYKITA frames. After trying various styles, he chose the award winning model Rocco in blackberry.

By the way, Robert is the guy behind iPhone's cool features like rotating screen and double finger screen size adjustment.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Zeiss Eye Terminal: update

We at Spectacles for Humans have been kept busy with inquiries about the new Eye-Terminal by Carl Zeiss. Well, it's official - installation of Eye-T is scheduled for next Monday, August 13th.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

When you tend to travel at such speed...

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94 pieces arrive today from DeromeBrenner.

The Huggys, the Jackys, the Gobs, the newest Ziggys, all are here!
Feed your senses, support your needs, bathe your facial features with most stunning acetate frames human kind has to offer. Only at Spectacles for Humans.

Dogma styles from MYKITA

With 6 brave new styles, killer colors, including superb the newest, real silver based Edelweiss, Berlin design powerhouse makes another dent in our psyche.

After careful examination of Dogma Collection , the consensus among Spectacles for Humans team members was plain and absolute....When these beauties finally arrive, we are keeping them all to ourselves.