Ace & Tate Pop-up Shop

Yesterday morning I went for a press viewing of Dutch eyewear brand Ace & Tate's new pop-up shop in Stockholm. The verdict? It's super cool! It feels very modern and edgy, not least because of the neon artwork on the wall. I'll have one for my flat please... Apparently they commission a new original piece for each store and the image at the top is the Stockholm one. 

I spent about an hour trying on optical frames and sunglasses and learning how acetate frames are made. I'm a bit of a nerd so love finding out all the details behind design and production. Did you know there are over 40 steps involved in creating a pair of acetate frames? Nope, that was news to me too. I guessed 5... yeah, couldn't have been further off the mark. 

The pop-up will be around until March so if you're on Södermalm in Stockholm (more specifically Åsögatan 136) I really recommend popping in.