Warby Parker Debuts First Clip-On Glasses

first_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Shinola’s New Detrola Watch Collection Is As Modern As It Is Colorful Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App We’ve been obsessed with Warby Parker since they made their debut a few years back. The glasses they make are stylish, affordable, and they give back to the community — what’s not to like? Now the eyewear label has come out with something new. This week Warby Parker launched the Windsor collection, featuring their first clip-on glasses. To be honest, we’ve always pictured clip-on glasses to be accessories for nerds. We can’t remember the last time we saw somebody using clip-on glasses, but Warby Parker has changed our mind. “We’ve been wanting to expand our collections to include clip-ons for a while now, but wanted to make sure they were introduced in the right way,” says David Gilboa, Warby Parker’s co-founder and co-CEO. “Our new Windsor clip-ons offer a classic silhouette, but the premium leather-wrapped stainless steel injects modern design intelligence. They are both functional and attractive.”Each pair of the clip-on glasses is wrapped in premium leather and features polarized lenses. Plus, they look really cool. “It’s about being able to modify your favorite frame in a matter of seconds,” says Gilboa. “Clip-ons are the easiest way to look stylish and go back and forth between sun and optical styles.”Now, thanks to the Warby Parker clip-on sunglasses, we don’t have to switch back and forth between two pairs of glasses — optical lenses and sunglasses. We can just carry around one pair.  Warby Parker, you’ve done it again and we can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next.For more information, visit warbyparker.com. The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags last_img read more

BC premier says First Nations opposition a bump in the road for

B.C. premier says First Nations opposition a bump in the road for LNG by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted May 12, 2015 2:47 pm MDT Last Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BURNABY, B.C. – B.C. Premier Christy Clark insists the possible rejection by a First Nation of a liquefied-natural-gas terminal is nothing more than a bump in the road for a multibillion-dollar pipeline project.Clark says she believes reaching a negotiated agreement with the 3,700-member Lax Kw’allams First Nation, on whose territory the terminal would be built, is only a matter a time.Pacific NorthWest LNG wants to transport natural gas from the northeast corner of the province to an export facility on Lelu Island, just south of Prince Rupert.Band members have been asked to vote on a $1.15 billion offer over 40 years in exchange for their consent for the project.“It’s always a bit of a bumpy road to get to a negotiated agreement but I think we’ll get there,” said Clark about the possibility of a No vote. “It’s part of the process.”Lax Kw’allams band member Malcolm Sampson was present for the initial two votes in Port Simpson and Prince Rupert and said both sessions resulted in unanimous rejection from members.The same outcome is expected for the third and final vote in Vancouver on Tuesday, said Sampson.The band’s primary concern relates to the project’s potential impact on Flora Bank, an underwater area immediately adjacent Lelu Island where an abundance of eel grass provides vital habitat to maturing salmon in the Skeena watershed.Pacific NorthWest LNG responded to concerns by proposing to build a 1.7-kilometre suspension bridge that would bypass the sensitive underwater ecosystem. The span would be anchored by a pair of support towers, one planted on the edge of Lelu Island and the other just outside Flora Bank.A trestle would then carry the pipeline the remainder of the nearly three kilometres to LNG carriers waiting at a deep-water berth.The company recently submitted additional documents requested by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans related to the updated infrastructure proposal.Observer and energy lawyer David Austin wonders why the band is set on holding a vote without all the information on the table, calling the move premature.“The full impact is still unknown,” said Austin, who is with the firm Clark Wilson.But rejection wouldn’t necessarily scuttle the project.Lelu Island is Crown land managed by the Prince Rupert Port Authority, which means the province technically has the authority to push ahead without support from the Lax Kw’allams.Even if the First Nation band proves it has aboriginal title — which would require proving it has had exclusive occupancy of the territory — Supreme Court precedent gives the province the right to override that claim.“From a legal perspective it would be very complicated to proceed with the LNG terminal without (First Nation) support,” said Austin. “But if the circumstances were right not impossible.”The length of time required to sort out the legal uncertainty resulting from a lack of First Nations support might encourage LNG developers to go elsewhere with their investments, he added.The B.C. government said it has reached 54 pipeline-benefits agreements with 28 First Nations across the province. Of the 59 First Nations along the natural-gas pipeline ending at Lelu Island only five have publicly announced signing agreements with the government.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter read more