Wood's been good to us: it provides the means to sustain fires, build houses, and cross the seas, and leaves way better sexy messages than Brett Favre. Giving you wood...sunglasses: Shwood. Portland-based Shwood crafts strikingly cool sunglasses by laser-cutting and hand-finishing former trees into the right shape, then 3-ply layering said wood in contrasting grain directions for superior strength, but not superior Strength Shoes, since you know those things couldn't possibly get any better. Their newest model, the Ashland, looks like it belongs on a '70s ski instructor, and's carved out of East Indian rosewood, which varies in tone from black to dark brown, with a grain structure that's "straight and tight" -- just like military haircuts, as long as you don't ask. Other frames include the Govy, with a squarish almost safety-glasses look (in either dark rosewood or striped zebrawood), and the Canby, a chunky wayfarer in that rosewood/zebrawood, or a light blond maple, who's apparently managed to lay off her own syrup. Each frame gets equipped with your choice of Carl Zeiss lenses (grey, amber, mirrored), including polarized versions, and for maintenance, it's advised that you care for the frames by regularly applying beeswax -- something both Tiger and Brett wish they could say was none of yours.