A couple of artists met for the first time in a boutique, complimented one another on their eyewear, and struck up a conversation about the sorry state of optical fashion.  Eyewear has become bland, mass-produced, and uninspiring, they agreed… …and the rest, as they say, is history.  The two men — Ti Kwa and Jean-Marc…

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Peter Coombs is a designer who is not content to put his name on the brand and then walk away from the workbench. He’s a hands-on designer, creating hand-crafted eyewear. “This is my art,” he says. “All frame design and construction starts and finishes with me — at my bench, in my studio.” That’s the…

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