Sunnies that put the ‘oo’ in bamboo and help an eye clinic in rural India – as seen on Grand Designs (Dec 14)

We’re excited because the lovely E-Side (our luxury eco & sustainable design retailer client) has had one of it’s dead cool products featured in the December issue of Grand Designs.

US label Proof’s stylish sustainable wooden sunglasses have been cited as a great Christmas gift for the “Eco Warrior”. Know of a stylish and earth-conscientious soul who’d love one of these bad boys?

Individually handcrafted and rendered in a variety of beautiful, eco-friendly woods such as ebony and bamboo, Proof’s unisex shades look classically cool and also contribute to a good cause. For every pair you buy, a portion of the sale price goes to supporting charitable causes and projects worldwide, including an eye clinic in a rural, underserved area of India.

Pick up a pair here:

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Luxury furniture makers Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture appoints boutique consumer agency ASP PR as its retained press office


Luxury furniture makers Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture ( has appointed new consumer boutique agency ASP PR as its retained press office operation.

ASP PR will replace incumbent specialist homes and interiors PR agency In The White Room this month.

The account will be headed up by founder and director Andrea San Pedro, an ex-M&C Saatchi PR consultant with 10 years experience in consumer and lifestyle comms. The agency, which is just two years old, has a number of independent retail, design and crafts brands on its books including eco and sustainable design e-tailer E-Side, quirky crafts brand Gilliangladrag founded by author and ‘felting queen’ Gillian Harris, babies and children’s boutique Hop Like A Bunny and wedding dress designer Shanna Melville.

ASP PR will be tasked with delivering on an integrated communications brief, publicising the furniture maker’s work across all relevant consumer lifestyle and interior titles. Barbara Genda is a small, highly skilled and passionate London-based studio. The company specialises in creating and developing beautiful interior design solutions for all spaces – from walk-in wardrobes and in-built media centres to children’s playrooms and ergonomic home offices.

For more information and high-resolution images, contact Andrea San Pedro at ASP PR, email:, tel: +44 (0)7970 468982.

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