l.a. Eyeworks

A Los Angeles institution for more than 25 years, l.a. Eyeworks has one outpost on Melrose Avenue (“the mothership”) and another on Beverly Boulevard (“the flagship”). The latter, designed by architect Neil Denari, looks Kubrick-esque and is packed with the brand’s own candy-colored eyewear designed by founders Gai Ghe-rardi and Barbara McReynolds. Their creative frames are rooted in strong shapes and have a pop art sensibility à la the neon blocking of Andy Warhol or the graphic printing of Roy Lich-tenstein. They’re not for shrinking violets.