JOURNAL


Core Values

We’re huge fans of acetate. As a natural, flexible material it can be moulded to suit any face shape but when it gets hot, acetate feels the he...
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Meet the Team: Volume 12

Phuong is our superstar optometrist down in Adelaide, at the Rundle Mall boutique. Come for a whirl through 12 questions for volume 12 of our 'Meet...
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Meet the Team: Volume 11

Andrew didn’t have a burning desire to be an optometrist, when he started studying in the mid-1990s, but a talent for maths and a family backgrou...
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Meet The Team: Volume 10

Shub (short for Shubhneet) is the exuberant optometrist at Bailey Nelson Ponsonby. She sat down on a quiet January afternoon to talk with the Jour...
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BN People: ACME

Sydney’s epicurean scene has been through some tumultuous years, but ACME, a restaurant serving Italian Asian fusion dishes, has thrived. We spoke...
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Style Guide: The Windsor Collection

Forgive the forthcoming history lesson, but we’re really passionate about round metal eyewear. Invented in 1880, round metal frames remained p...
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Meet The Team: Volume 9

Despite its reputation as a sleepy city, Canberra is coming to life. Lonsdale Street has gone from car yards to cafes and we’re doing our bit too...
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Our Craft: Riveted Hinges

Above: A rivet is carefully hand hammered through the acetate arm of a Bailey Nelson frame.  What do the two metal dots on our glasses mean? Ar...
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BN People: Angie Pai

It’s both easier and harder to be an artist today than ever before. Instagram lets anyone display their craft before an audience of millions, but...
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Meet The Team: Volume 8

Name: Blake Dillon Role: Store Manager   Store: Edward Street, Brisbane CBD How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: Almost two years. What do ...
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Our Sun Lenses

  Our sunglasses aren’t just designed to look the part – they're a functional tool to protect one of the most vital organs; your eyes.  You probab...
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Meet The Team: Volume 7

  Name: Harriet Merrony Role: Store Manager  Store: George Street, Sydney CBD How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: I've been with BN si...
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Spring Summer 2016

“You look good you feel good, you feel good you play good, you play good they pay good, they pay good you live good”, or so says the straightfor...
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Meet The Team: Volume 6

  Name: Shell Bissell Role: Store Manager Store: Camberwell, Melbourne VIC How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: About two-and-a-half ye...
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Meet The Team: Volume 5

Photo by Jaala Alex Name: Renee Michaels Role: Optometrist  Store: Edward Street, Brisbane CBD   How long have you been with Bailey Nelson: Around...
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Style Guide: Browline Glasses

Designed to mimic natural eyebrow shapes, the aptly named browline can be identified by a thick upper section (usually made of acetate), thin met...
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Introducing: The Beta Titanium Collection

They said we were foolish. They said it wouldn’t work. They said it’d cost too much. Lucky for us, we stopped listening to them years ago… ...
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Style Guide: Round Glasses

Originally designed for use on U.S. Navy submarines, round metal frames became a military staple during WWII. The circular shape and slim...
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Meet The Team: Volume 4

  Name: Jaz Hodge Role: Store Manager Store: Chapel Street in South Yarra, Melbourne How long have you been with BN: I've been with Bai...
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Stay In Style

  From research meetings in Hong Kong to trade shows in Paris, our design team can sometimes be found living out of suitcases for weeks at a time....
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