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Weekender Singapore [11/05/18, via Weekender Singapore]
Upcoming Polaroid Exhibition At National Museum Is A Fascinating Look At Instant Photography Even the first pair of Polaroid sunglasses that Land invented in the 1930s is displayed! You can try out a pair of Polaroid glasses yourself, too. It's necessary for you to watch the short documentary film. We were confused when we stepped into the [...]

[11/02/18, via Flying Magazine]
Flying's 2018 Pilots Gift Guide All year long we've reviewed, tested, and kept our eyes on the best gear that any pilot could want. From classic aviator sunglasses to the latest in flight training technology, here are our editors' picks for the flight enthusiast in your life. [...]

LA Magazine [11/27/18, via LA Magazine]
These 13 Innovations Changed the World—and They All Originated in LA and DJ Yella—you know them as N.W.A—popularized the rage-filled sound, confrontational lyric style, and menacing look synonymous with early gangster rap (a Jheri curl, black sunglasses known as locs, Los Angeles Raiders gear, gold rope chains [...]

San Francisco Chronicle [11/12/18, via San Francisco Chronicle]
Stan Lee, our greatest champion for geek culture as art, makes his last cameo Lee started at the bottom in the late 1930s, filling inkwells for artists working on pulp magazines and comic books. Often wearing an ascot with oversize sunglasses and his wild hair slicked back, Lee the comic book king was the coolest guy in the [...]

Sunglasses 1930s

Safilo Group S.p.A. (BIT: SFL} is the world's second-largest eyewear company. It designs, produces and distributes prescription frames, sunglasses, sports eyewear, ski goggles, ski and cycling helmets under its own five “House” brands and about thirty licensed brands. Their products are primarily manufactured in three Italian facilities with an additional plant in Slovenia, one in USA and one in China, and are marketed in 130 countries worldwide. Based in Italy, Safilo's major competitor includes Milan-based Luxottica SpA, which is the worlds biggest eyeglass maker.
Safilo Group S.p.A. was founded in 1934 after Guglielmo Tabacchi purchased Italy’s first industrial complex for producing lenses and frames in Pieve di Cadore. Exports in the 1930s expanded to many European countries,...

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from the magazine Half in Love with Blind Joe Death - City Journal

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he acoustic guitarist John Fahey was one of those musicians who exist below the hosanna of popular acclaim: awkward savants who may not shift a colossal number of “units” but have a profound effect on those who fall under their spell. Fahey first came to public attention in the mid-1960s, when he put out records on his own Takoma label. Within certain musical scenes, Fahey’s influence is provably indispensable. When I was a callow young learner-strummer, I couldn’t for the life of me work out how down-home pickers like Fahey did what they did: it sounded at once so elegantly simple and yet musicologically baffling and opaque.

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Lily Collins slips her toned pins into skintight leggings whilst shopping for flowers - Daily Mail

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Layering up in a loose white vest and thin black cardigan, Lily dazzled as she stepped out with her new purchase. Slipping her feet into a pair of lace up boots, she injected a splash of colour into her ensemble with a bright red handbag and a matching slick of gloss. Hiding her eyes behind a pair of oversized sunglasses, the star - who is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and former model Jill Tavelman- swept her chestnut coloured locks in a side parting. Lily was no doubt enjoying some free time after completing her filming in the upcoming Untitled Warren Beatty project.

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[03/11/16, via Auto Evolution]
Top 10 Cars with the Longest-Enduring Nameplates This reasoning explains how Ray-Ban kept reinventing the Aviator sunglasses every decade since the 1930s. The point I’m trying to make is that some things never go out of fashion. This maxim also applies to everything, including the automotive industry. [...]

[03/10/16, via Daily Mail]
Blooming lovely: Lily Collins looks effortlessly glam in semi-sheer leggings as she picks up a floral display Hiding her eyes behind a pair of oversized sunglasses, the star - who is the daughter of musician ... The drama pilot is set during the 1930s, which is widely regarded as the Golden Age of Hollywood, and also stars Frasier legend Kelsey Grammer as an ... [...]

[03/03/16, via Esquire]
A Name to Know: Web Eyewear A joint venture between two very stylish Italians (Diego Della Valle of Tod's and Luca di Montezemolo of Ferrari), Web sunglasses update the free-flying style of 1930s aviators using modern ultralight materials and lenses. Sunglasses ($215 each ... [...]

[02/02/16, via amazon.com]
Persol PO3025S 24/31 Brown 53mm ... PO3025S 24/31 Sunglasses Persol PO3025S sunglasses are for the distinguished man who enjoys a classic, timeless look. Persol is a retro brand whose eyewear became an iconic fashion statement in the early 1930s, and has only grown in popularity since. [...]

[01/30/16, via Ipswich Star]
TK Maxx Rayban sunglasses thief used wire cutters to remove security tags Utedzi went into TK Maxx in the Buttermarket shopping centre in Ipswich and selected two pairs of Rayban sunglasses with a total value of £159.98. He carried them over to the children’s wear department and got out some wire cutters which he them used to ... [...]

It's the surreal thing: Like Magritte's art? Then head for his home in the Belgian capital Brussels

Brussels allows you to walk in the footsteps of surrealist artist Rene Magritte Magritte's home city is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his deathExhibitions and trails have been set up all over Brussels to remember the artist By Caroline Hendrie For The Mail On SundayPublished: 17:02 EST, 9 December 2017 | Updated: 03:10 EST, 11 December 2017 Rene Magritte in trademark bowler hat. His home city of Brussels is commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death A...

Yo, governor: Hemp isn’t a four-letter word

#ndn-video-player-1.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }#ndn-video-player-2.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }Readers often tell me New Mexico is behind the times and resistant to change.Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is proving them right by orchestrating more pointless combat in state government.The genesis of Martinez’s latest confrontation with Democratic legislators dates to the 1930s. That was when...

A History Of The World's Most Famous Sunglasses

We define so many icons and celebrities through their eyewear choices. When we think Audrey Hepburn, we think oversized cat-eyes. Nowadays, we expect Kim Kardashian to shield her eyes from the paparazzi with flat-top sunnies. On top of being extremely practical, the simple piece can transform the wearer's face. But, how much do you really know about your favorite accessory? We dug through the archives to help you become a more informed shopper (and kill it at trivia night).The idea for...