Journal

Spectacle Design

Introducing our new frame, Wilmington.

Referencing silhouettes from 1940s France, Wilmington features a glorious brow, chamfered by hand to catch the light. We think she's rather sublime.

Accessories

CUBITTS X BRIAN GRIMWOOD

Our first artist-in-residence of 2017: legendary illustrator, Brian Grimwood.

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Horn is Back

Our collection of handmade horn frames is growing. We've spent six months developing our horn collection, sustainably sourcing the by-product from...

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Outdoor lens tints.

Glorious archive lens tints, from Clerkenwell, London. Amber to Warm Rose Smoke. Pale Cobalt-Blue to Deep Green. Delicate Flesh to Pale Jade Green.

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Flaxman, in detail.

Introducing Flaxman - our most refined frame to date.

STRONG AS CONCRETE

Our brutalist still life campaign, shot by Gary Didsbury. Featuring, in order of appearance: Agar Thornhill Prideaux Flaxman Herbrand...

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Commercial Street, Spitalfields. A century of hawkers and traders.

Our Spitalfields Workshop at 86 Commercial Street was originally built in the late 19th century, sitting next to the historic Ten Bells pub (of Jack The...

Marshall Street, Soho, 17th century to today.

Marshall Street, Soho. The home of our first site - The Soho Workshop. Marshall Street takes its name from Hampstead Marshall, the seat of the the Earl...

Park Street, The Borough, a century apart.

Our second site opened a year ago in one of London's most beautiful throughfares, Park Street, SE1. In the very heart of The Borough, gently curving...

Cubitts • Sunglasses • Spectacles

Small batch production, part II

Next, we check the sizing (against both our mentor, and spectacle fitting gauge), making any adjustments with a file and polishing wheel. Next, we put...

Cubitts • Photography • King's Cross

King's Cross, by George Baxter

To mark our new home on the Cally, in the heart of King's Cross, we asked George Baxter to capture the varied streets of our environs. Here is a...