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Portland eyewear company Shwood has developed these sleek frames as a part of their recent Newspaper Collection, which is exactly what it sounds like; the designers are experimenting with the incorporation of recycled newspaper as a an eco-friendly and innovative new material in commercial products. This entails compressing the recycled sheets into newspaper “logs,” which results in a fine and swirling wood-like grain entirely unique to each pair of shades or readers. A solid newspaper frame is combined with elegant wooden arms and accented by newspaper temple inlays to complete these hand-crafted gems. Find them here in five simple yet classic silhouettes that make them the perfect addition to practically any look or lifestyle. Shwood’s fresh approach is a continuation of the exploratory design process that defines the brand, like these sunglasses made from broken skateboards or these made from Mercedes-Benz dashboards. We’ll be waiting with anticipation to see what comes next.

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Lizzie Wright

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website