Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
It is a collection that takes risks with off-the-wall, but extremely flattering designs.
The collection show Catherine Federici's background in industrial design; showcasing function, fit and wearabilty whilst have that intangible emotion in the design that any wearer can relate to.
At Eyes of Claremont we think that this collection heralds a wonderful heritage for this great collection.
Congratulations Catherine, Marco and your team.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tokyo is a great city, a world city where so much is going on everywhere. From Harajuku to Disneyland the Japanese love to dress up a little crazy. And they do it with total authenticity.
There are so many great little shops that can give one so many great ideas to merchandise our retail space....and it is so easy to get around on their subway system. You may get the idea that I like Tokyo. You are 100% correct there.
Apart the loss to the All Blacks it was a great time in Tokyo.
I did do some work and went to IOFT (International Optical Fair Tokyo) for three days.
The major impression that I get is that we in Perth are not lacking for great eyewear and contact lens technology. Most of what was displayed was available to us in Claremont and we strive to keep on top of it all for our clientelle.
Also I was able to source from a boutique frame manufacturer in Japan an exclusive range of unique frames. Mokucho-Roman eyewear are manufactured in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, the epicentre of quality frame manufacture in Japan. Most high quality acetate and titanium spectacle frames are manufactured in this region.
The quality of construction and material finishes are nothing short of astounding in this very small range. Some of the models have a wood grain finish and a beautiful warmth in their design.
You can now see them on our shelves next time you pass the shop. They are beautiful items and we are proud to be retailing them.
My next post will take you through our adventures through hot and steamy Hong Kong.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Haven't posted since we moved to the new premises. Apologies for my tardiness.
It has been a great move and we love the new surrounds. the new Claremont Quarter will only continue to improve as the development moves on.
Promise I'll try and keep the blog posted with new and relevant information, as it comes to hand and to mind.
This is part one of an occasional series about eye conditions.
We start today with the most common eye condition which we see at Eyes of Claremont.
Presbyopia is a vision condition in which your eyes' lenses lose their flexibility. This makes it difficult for you to change focus between near, far and in-between objects.
Commonly it has been thought of as long-sightedness, unfortunately it has more to do with one's date of birth than the length of the eyeball.
If you feel as though you may be experiencing symptoms associated with presbyopia, take a moment to answer the following questions:
* Do you tend to move things further away to help you focus or read - like a menu?
* Have you experienced difficulty performing certain close-up tasks, such as reading fine print in the newspaper or threading a needle?
* Is reading not as enjoyable as it once was because you become sleepy, get headaches, or have trouble focusing?
* Do you have difficulty reading in dim light?
* Have you noticed that any of the above signs seem to get worse as the day progresses?
If the answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, you could be suffering from a condition called Presbyopia. Presbyopia affects just about everyone sooner or later, but most often occurs in your forties.
It is when your near vision begins to blur.
Progressive lenses are for people with Presbyopia; as are reading lenses and progressive near lenses. We'll deal with these options at a later posting when we deal with specific spectacle lenses.
Contact lenses are another possibilty for correction of presbyopia. Another issue I will deal with on another post.
In other Eyes of Claremont news Damon has just returned from SILMO, the annual optical fair in Paris. Where he perused the latest European spectacle frame and sunglass releases. We're looking forward to getting the new product on the shelves very soon for you.
Meanwhile I am off to Tokyo and Hong Kong international trade fairs to see what is available from the Asia Pacific region. And to see the Wallabies beat the evil empire (ie All blacks). More news on this in a few weeks.