// posts about jewelry
Friday, August 21st, 2009
Yes, I meant to spell it that way. Because OMG, you guys — I saw a real live rainbow this morning! And it wasn’t one of those pastelly kinds, either. It was big, bold and beautiful. And now I’m thinking colors…
Looks like I’ll be saying ‘goodbye’ to you today as Anna will return Monday morning, but before I go — a rainbow for you!:
1. Cross and Dot bracelet via De De Ce, $34
2. Yes Frills wall jewelry hanger via Urban Outfitters, $24
3. Postal Co. small notebook via Auto, $12
4. First Aid box via Curiosity Shoppe, $22
5. Domo Qee action figure via Fred Flare, $12
6. Rinse & Chop cutting board via A+R, $15
1. Wastebasket via Jonathan Adler, $24
2. Mad desk lamp via CB2, $70
3. Canvas throw via Auto, $125
4. Porcelain doorstop via Curiosity Shoppe, $20
5. Colored glass tea light via Paper Source, $6
6. Pandora Design cutlery set via Rose and Radish, $19
1. Le Petit Dej breakfast tray via A+R, $92
2. What to Eat pad via Knock! Knock!, $8
3. Duck sponge via Kikkerland, $3
4. Herman chair via IKEA, $15
5. Pac-Man oven mitt via Fred Flare, $18
6. Pop Rocks glass via Jonathan Adler, $14
1. Poachpod via A+R, $10
2. Giant gorilla eraser via Paper Source, $11
3. WeSC oboe headphones via Fred Flare, $65
4. Donna Wilson tea towel via Reform School, $27
5. Bollocks tee via De De Ce, $38
6. Refract laptop bag via Cut+Paste, $86
1. Tulip tumbler via Anthropologie, $8
2. No. 2 Organizer magnets via See Jane Work, $9
3. Dive In Idiom bangle via Kate Spade, $42
4. Bird silhouette hook via Urban Outfitters, $10
5. Staple-free stapler via Fred Flare, $9
6. Blue Diamond clock via Chroma Lab, $75
1. Marc Jacobs flats via Zappos, $200
2. Moroccan pouf via John Derian, $265
3. Capri Blue boxed candle via Anthropologie, $18
4. Dish chair via Target, $34
5. Ronnie Kapos earrings via Auto, $70
6. Bag of Tricks via Perpetual Kid, $15
1. Storage box via Hable Construction, $98
2. Tallula jumping bug via Kikkerland, $6
3. Amethyst bottlestopper via Lille, $44
4. Bowrama Little Louisa bag via Kate Spade, $245
5. SALON coffee table via Property Furniture, contact for pricing
6. Vladmaster Kafka reel set via Reform School, $23
Thanks so much for having me, Anna — and thanks for welcoming me, Subbies! See you on the other side of the rainbow…
[Erin Loechner is the editor of Design for Mankind and Mankind Mag.]
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
I’m feeling super tribal today, and I’m not sure if it’s the rain or the wind, or the fact that I’ve been playing with this name generator all morning (if you’re curious, I’m ‘Wallowing Beaver’ of the Platthumba Tribe).
So naturally, I thought it would be fun to play another round-up game today, full of Native-American-inspired finds from across the web. Won’t you join me?
1. Dreamcatcher tee via CryWolf, $30
2. Silk fringe necklace via Urban Outfitters, $38
3. Fabric bowls via Etsy, $30
4. Dante sandal via Endless, $64
5. Native horses silk scarf via Southwest Indian Foundation, $48
6. Oasis folk bangle set via ASOS, $24
1. Dreamcatcher via Retail Gifts, $14
2. Beaded Headwrap via Urban Outfitters, $19
3 Saddle rug via WS Home, $199
4. Marabou feathers via Sheer Finesse, $16
5. Arrowheads via Eaze, $12-$28
6. String Game print via Katy Horan, $40
Pretty, right? Ahh… to live in the land of mountains, deserts and oasis. [I just typed that out as 'desserts' accidentally, but that sounds mighty good, too].
Until tomorrow, my little Subbie chiefs!
[Erin Loechner is the editor of Design for Mankind and Mankind Mag.]
Friday, July 17th, 2009
Follow Friday time! Yellow Goat is a jewelry designer based in Hong Kong. She has some clever designs – Her Today is…Bangle was inspired by her husband’s forgetfulness, who apparently has trouble remembering what day of the week it is (I can relate). She designed this bangle for other similarly absentminded people, so that you can be easily reminded of what day of the week is – assuming you remember to change the day of the week on a daily basis! Her Gentlemen Shirt Bangle was inspired by the tuxedo shirt her husband wore to their wedding. Cute designs!
Follow Friday is a weekly post featuring the great designs/artwork of some of our Twitter followers.
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
I love this collection of alphanumeric jewelry by Albeit. It’s a fresh and innovative take on classic monogrammed jewelry. From the website:
The intricate designs uniquely cater to each individual’s personality and character without shamelessly screaming “look at me!” The option of choosing a letter, number, or symbol significant to the wearer is where the idea of Albeit comes into play. Everyone carries with them their own unique story, and the notion of that story being open-ended for them to pursue their dreams is where this romance lies.
Shop here and browse the collection here.
Via Oh Joy!
Monday, June 8th, 2009
Love KG + AB’s little porcelain figurines. They’re made from vintage molds and are all charming. Dancing bears, nuts, Chihuahua heads, guns…good stuff! It was great to see her clean display – it totally complimented her work.
Also always awesome when it comes to display and great work – Nervous System. They brought their new Cell Cycle jewelry, and it’s beautiful.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
The Pop Time watch by Lacoste brings together the staid analog and the mod plastic bracelet very nicely. The little crocodile is a nice spot of fun on the watch face.
And that crocodile is ready for some action. Lacoste is one of the first partners in the Save Your Logo campaign. The goal is for companies and schools to engage in wildlife preservation through the support of the animals and plants that are their mascots. Maybe we’ll be part of it soon too!
Monday, June 1st, 2009
Last week I finally had the chance to check out the 400 Years Later — Cite Goes Dutch exhibition properly – it was a mad house at the opening up a few weeks back. It’s up until June 14th, at Cite’s 131 Greene Street location. Totally worth swinging by, if you’re in NYC. The show features 23 Dutch designers and one photographer, and the various pieces all gel very nicely together, with the wry humor of Dutch design on full display…From the brief:
“1609: The Dutch Discover New York
2009: New Yorkers Discover Dutch Design
The exhibit presents everything from furniture and tabletop objects to jewelry by 23 emerging Dutch designers and manufacturers and 1 photographer. Curated by Studio Jan Habraken and Alissia Melka-Teichroew in collaboration with Wabnitz Editions Ltd and Josée Lepage, the work draws an outline of contemporary design coming out of, and shaped by, the unique climate of the densely populated Netherlands, whose designers grow up below sea level and under heavy gray skies.”
The exhibition features work from Lotte van Laatum (top left: Dutch Wood), Mirjam van der Lubbe (top right: Gun Bags), Alissia Melka-Teichroew (bottom left: Jointed Jewelry), and Alexander Pelikan (bottom right: Plastic).
I have long loved Greetje van Helmond’s Unsustainable jewelry – made out of sugar crystals. So amazing.
New work by Studio Jan Habraken – the Bird House Shovel and Soap-Bottle-Soap.
And, last but not least (below): Formmatic, by Susan Verheijen.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
My friend Betty sent me a link to Daydream Nation – a collaboration between Kay Wong and Jing Wong. Both apparel and jewelry designers, it was the simplicity of their jewelry that caught my eye. Worth a look, for sure!
Monday, April 20th, 2009
Salone del Mobile is coming up soon (the 22nd to the 27th of April) and we’ve been getting all kinds of emails about all the good things going on there this year. One of the exhibits that caught my eye is the Stuffed exhibition – a presentation of works inspired by the historical collection of animals belonging to the Milieu Educatie Centrum Eindhoven. The exhibition statement describes Stuffed as “a journey though the world of taxidermy, skin, living environment, the beauty of life and death, appearance and science.”
“The MEC owns a large collection of objects. What started as a bird collection grew to become a broad assortment of more than 70,000 pieces. Most of the animals are from the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant and have historical value. During the year only a few of them are exhibited while the rest remain a well-kept secret to the public. This consists of mammals and birds which are being carefully preserved in dozens of closets in the attic, insects are drawn up perfectly in glass frames, there are drawers full of eggs, and somewhere, you’ll find a lost amphibian in preservation liquids; Together they form a perfectly preserved biotope. This historical archive formed the basis of the exhibition that will be presented at ‘Dutchness’.”
Marjolijn Mandersloot’s Makeover sculptures. I can’t tell if these pieces are made from animal hides or if they are made from bronze – her website seems to indicate most of her sculptures are made from metals, but it sure looks like hide to me. As much as I don’t really like the idea of taxidermy, this particular project would be a lot more compelling if it were an interpretive sculpture of the animal, fabricated from its own hide.
My personal favorite – Anne ten Donkelaar’s Wittenoord jewelry – creepily preserved insects in glass bubbles.
Below is Peep – Raw Color, by Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach. Peep is a photographic series that plays with our perception of stuffed birds, by graphically overlaying the sounds that each bird makes, over its taxidermied body.
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Giia emailed me about her neckware a few weeks ago and I’ve finally had a chance to check out her amazing work. I love the boldness of the jewelry, and how with some of the pieces the line is blurred between jewelry and neckware/scarf.
Giia is an Italian interior architect/product designer and I think her architectural training definitely shows in her work. Check out her shop here.