1. Experiment No. 1 - Skateboard Shades

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    Follow Shwood's own Eric Singer as he meets up with Keith Hufnagel and others to claim the streets of LA in pursuit of Shwood's latest experiment, sunglasses made from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood's local woodshop, this one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses was created out of curiosity, just to see what was possible. For more of Shwood's experiments visit: www.ExperimentWithNature.com Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at www.shwoodshop.com Thanks to Keith and the crew at HUF. www.hufsf.com Filmed and Edited by Joe Stevens. www.joestevensmedia.com Music: T.Rex "Mambo Sun" The Black Keys "240 Years Before Your Time"

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    • Experiment No. 3 - Scrap Surf

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      Shwood founder Eric Singer teams up with friends to create a unique wooden surfboard. Watch how Singer and company process and shape this functional one-of-a-kind board using reclaimed wood found on the Oregon coast. The construction process was guided by the expertise of Joe Blecha, a bona fide virtuoso of custom surf and snowboard construction. www.blechaboardshop.com Kahana Kalama, professional surfer turned shop-owner (www.alohasunday.com), was there to test the limits of the handmade board upon its completion. Based in Portland, Oregon, Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at www.shwoodshop.com Video: Joe Stevens www.joestevensmedia.com Additional filming: Wes Scheler Music: Sonny & The Sunsets – “Too Young To Burn (Instrumental)” www.sonnysmith.com The Black Tambourines – “27-25 Blues” www.theblacktambourines.bandcamp.com

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      • The Stone Collection by Shwood

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        Fusing genuine slate with premium Birch wood, the new Stone Collection is our most innovative product yet. Hand-poured pewter inlays complete the look, striking the perfect balance between rugged and refined, as we continue our perpetual quest to experiment with nature. Each pair comes packaged with a custom felt pouch with embroidered leather patch. LIMITED TO 200 PAIRS. Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at shwoodshop.com www.shwoodshop.com www.experimentwithnature.com Video: Joe Stevens www.joestevensmedia.com

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        • THIS IS OREGON

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          CREATED BY SHWOOD EYEWEAR AND JULIAN BIALOWAS, “THIS IS OREGON” IS A COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVOR TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO GET UP, GO OUT, AND START EXPLORING. www.ThisisOR.com No matter where you live, adventure is much closer than you think. New experiences, unknown surroundings, and exciting opportunities are just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of motivation and knowing where to start. We’ve traveled to ten locations within a 90-minute drive from downtown Portland, Oregon to showcase the awe-inspiring landscapes that are waiting to be explored. From highway pull-offs to backcountry overnighters, and sun-baked coastlines to snowy mountainsides, there is something for everyone, everywhere. At each location we captured a featured photograph and paired it with an interactive 360 degree panorama and Google map to help you find your way. Hopefully these destinations will light the fire for you to look beyond and explore the endless beauty waiting outside your door. Experience the project at: www.ThisisOR.com Happy Exploring! Video: Joe Stevens joestevensmedia.com Music: Knots knotss.bandcamp.com Tearjerker tearjerker.bandcamp.com

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          • MAKERS Part 3: Holiday Customs

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            For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (www.shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 3 features Holiday Customs (http://holidaycustoms.blogspot.com); a one-man custom motorcycle shop in NE Portland, operated by Jared Johnson. Follow the full series at www.experimentwithnature.com Video: Joe Stevens www.joestevensmedia.com

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            • Inspired By... SunRay Kelley

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              Growing up in the wild hills of the Pacific Northwest, it seems like SunRay was always building something. His favorite source of inspiration and materials is the woods around him, "God's Hardware Store" as he calls it. When working on a project it is not uncommon to see him pick up a saw and head off into the woods looking for the right piece of wood to present itself. If he says anything, he'll mumble "I'm going shopping." Check out more of SunRay's work here: www.sunraykelley.com Filmed by Gary Tyler Mcleod & Austin Will Edited by Gary Tyler Mcleod About the "Inspired By..." video series: The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with creatives. Everyone from artists and musicians to engineers and architects call Portland home. Immersed in this culture of thinkers and makers, the team at Shwood is constantly drawing inspiration from the artisans that surround us. The "Inspired By..." video series is intended to share some of Shwood's daily inspiration with others around the globe.

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              • "The Bushmills" by Shwood and Bodega

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                Shwood has joined forces with BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey and Boston, MA boutique, Bodega on a limited run of Shwood’s “Canby” frame style, crafted from genuine BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey barrels. Limited to 100 pieces, the White Oak used for the frames dates back over 100 years. The eyewear is packaged in a custom wooden whiskey crate, with a crowbar to pry it open and get the goods. Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at shwoodshop.com www.shwoodshop.com www.experimentwithnature.com Video: Joe Stevens www.joestevensmedia.com Music: Richard Bennett Joshua Fulfs

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                • Shwood for Pendleton |♢| Cascadian Collaborative

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                  For Autumn/Winter 2011, Shwood has joined forces with fellow Oregon-based company Pendleton Woolen Mills on a limited run of Shwood’s “Canby” frame style. Crafted from Oregon-grown Cherry wood, the frames feature laser engraved temples adorned with Pendleton’s iconic “Chief Joseph” pattern. Taking the collaboration a step further, Pendleton manufactured a matching carrying pouch woven from a limited batch of wool, exclusive to the project. With both parties dedicated to domestic manufacturing, the project pays tribute to the state of Oregon and the heritage manufacturing techniques that make the products great. Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at shwoodshop.com www.shwoodshop.com www.pendleton-usa.com Filmed and Edited by Joe Stevens. www.joestevensmedia.com Music: Hello Electric | www.helloelectric.com Youth Lagoon "Posters" | www.youthlagoon.com Faces on Film "Garrison" | www.myspace.com/facesonfilm

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                  • MAKERS Part 2: Beam & Anchor

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                    For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (www.shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative crafters, artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 2 features Beam & Anchor (www.beamandanchor.com); a collective workspace and showroom in North Portland where an assortment of local craftsmen both make and sell their work. Follow the full series at www.experimentwithnature.com Video: Joe Stevens www.joestevensmedia.com Music: Jacob Montague - "The Unheard Parade" www.jacobmontaguemusic.com

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                    • Experiment No. 2 - Backcountry Nest

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                      Journey into the backwoods of Oregon with Eric Singer and crew to construct a community hideaway in the trees. The over sized nest is intended to inspire others to make the trek into the woods surrounding Mt. Hood. Those who successfully locate the fort are encouraged to add onto the structure and share with others. The first person to discover the nest will be greeted with a free pair of sunglasses stashed inside! Happy hunting... Coordinates: N 45º 21.217' W 121º 34.261' For more clues and other experiments visit www.ExperimentWithNature.com Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece. View the collection at www.shwoodshop.com Filmed and Edited by Joe Stevens. www.joestevensmedia.com Music: Toro Y Moi "Divina"

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