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Blake Kuwahara began this project the way he begins most pursuits in his life: to fulfill his own design needs and that of his circle that live in very visual world: artists, filmmakers, architects, fashionistas, and designers of all sorts. A photographer friend of his mentioned over dinner one night that she could not find a pair of glasses that suited her, and that she desired a pair something like his own. A pair of prototypes - simple and sleek, yet with a subtle but obvious edge. Thus spawned a whole collection of frames that are a mashup of colliding aesthetics, with special attention paid to sculpting and tactility. They are artful but wearable. Modern yet comfortably familiar. A paradox. Like Kuwaraha himself.

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