// posts about jewelry
Friday, April 20th, 2012
I’m guilty of wearing hair-ties around my arm on a daily basis. Martine Viergever created Gummi C as a fun way to accessories rubber bands or other ties that you keep on your wrist. Simply stretch the band, and add on one of the charms, and voila – you have an insta-bracelet. While the charms look a little industrial, they are made of sterling silver, gold-plated sterling silver or 14-k gold.
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Teresa and Helena Jané, aka THJané, have a very cool jewelry line that is a mixture of contemporary ceramic work and traditional African weaving techniques. The ceramic pieces are handmade and painted by Teresa and Helena. The weaving makes the pieces feel very organic and almost insect-like.
Friday, January 27th, 2012
After launching the Calligraphy Necklace in November of last year, calligrapher Crystal Kluge and I wanted to come out with some ready-to-wear designs. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Endearments necklaces seemed like the natural next step, allowing you to memorialize the endearment you’ve given to your favorite person. Now they can keep the love token close to their heart in the form of a sweet, hand-calligraphed necklace. Current designs include Love, Sweetheart, Babe, and Honey. We’ll be adding more endearments later, so suggestions are welcome!
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
This is a fun and unexpected way to display your jewelry – the Shadow, by Milk Design. I think it would be fun to have a bunch of different silhouetted figures on a wall to hold your jewelry…
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Beautiful jewelry by Erin Considine.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
I’ve been turning over this idea in my mind for a long time now, and am happy to finally introduce the Calligraphy Necklace! It’s a twist on the traditional and ubiquitous calligraphy necklace, with each pendant actually generated from hand-written calligraphy. I partnered with the very talented Crystal Kluge, who hand letters each custom pendant, making each necklace as unique as the wearer. Besides making a beautiful product, I was also interested in juxtaposing a very precise and machined material (stainless steel) with handwritten text.
On another note – tomorrow we’re headed to Pittsburgh for a wedding. We’ve been pretty swamped this week with various projects, so we weren’t able to get posts together for Thursday or Friday, but we will be back on Monday, as usual! In the meantime, have an awesome weekend!
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
I love what BOFFO is doing with their collaborations between fashion designers and architects. Their latest installation is a temporary shop for jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth, designed by Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY. The result is an amazing environment and landscape of jewelry terrariums that showcases Irene’s raw jewelry line beautifully. Check out the shop while you can – it’s open until October 12th at 57 Walker Street in New York.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
How gorgeous are these necklaces by Noh Da? I love the chunky geometric shapes and the mix of chain.
Monday, September 5th, 2011
A quick post as you are hopefully not laboring on this fine Labor Day monday – for 72 hours (well, for 66 hours from the time of this post), select pieces from my Geometric and Lines collections are on sale at Fab.com for up to 40% off. The sale only lasts through Thursday, 11am EST, and all orders placed today ship for free! If you haven’t already heard of Fab, allow me to endanger your wallet by introducing you to an awesome site selling modern design objects/accessories/furniture at a serious discount on a daily basis.
Fab.com is invite only, but if you aren’t already a member, fear not because I have invites! You should be able to sign up via this link. The one bummer – Fab currently only ships domestically, so my apologies to any international folks.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
The Noho Design District had some great exhibitions this year, including this one at The Future Perfect. The show featured work by Lindsey Adelman, Gabriela Artigas, Matt Gagnon, Lara Knutson, Rich Brilliant Willing, Donna Wilson, and more.
My absolute favorite from the show was Lara Knutson’s Reflective series – especially the pendant, which features an LED light that through an optical illusion look like a traditional incandescent lightbulb. The lampshade is made out of a reflective glass fabric that is made up of microscopic glass beads which magnify light 100 times. The effect is pretty amazing.
Lara used the same reflective material in a series of vases and jewelry, but it was hard to get photos that did the pieces justice.
Mark Moskovitz’s Log Facecord Cabinet.
Loved the three-dimensional appearance of Sylvain Willenz’s Slide Mirror.
Hang On, by Jade Barnes-Richardson for Normann Copenhagen. A coat rack made up of a jumble of coat hangers.
Rich Brilliant Willing’s Timberly Hall Rack – made of solid ash or walnut, with two steel, three aluminum and three brass movable pegs.