He started out fashioning customized eyeglasses from exotic wood. Now Scott Urban has branched out into using vinyl records, bicycle parts and even used beer bottles as materials for his handmade frames. Meet the McGuyver of the specs world.
Urban (even his name is cool) views glasses as an intensely personal form of self-expression, working closely with customers--author and Boing Boing blogger Cory Doctorow owns a wood pair--to design specs that suit their style. The results far surpass anything you'd find at LensCrafters. One pair displayed on the Urban Spectacles of Wood site, for example, features a bird and … Read more