RillRill

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RillRill is a jewellery line by Portland based jewellery designer Katie Freedle, who also owns fashion & lifestyle shop Backtalk. i’m always amazed by how much good stuff comes out of Portland – i wish we could extend our upcoming honeymoon trip so that we can take in all the amazing places stateside. one day! in the meantime i can admire Katie’s awesome pieces thanks to the power of the internet. especially digging on those rings & statement necklaces. check out more RillRill lookbooks here.

Lotuff Leather

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Lotuff Leather is a bag & accessories maker based in Connecticut who have a 100% hands-on, local approach to making their beautiful leather goods. founded by brothers Joe & Rick Lotuff and partner Alden Edmonds,  they pride themselves in reinvigorating traditional craftsmanship and, “creating a whole new generation of Americans who are once again encouraged – not dissuaded – to take a few extra minutes, hours, or days to make something exceptional.”

Jewels Deux

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i’ve been noticing some beautiful new jewellery & lookbooks around, so considering this post was pretty popular i thought i’d expand on that thought. please click on the images to be taken to the relevant designer / shop.

OWL

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OWL started when three friends from Berlin and Hamburg decided to “put their heart and soul into the intricate details of a new era of glasses.” similarly to Warby Parker, these guys make beautiful glasses at a great price point. and if you’re not German you can also have fun counting in probably the only Deutsch you know – as the glasses are named eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf

Jujumade

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i got an exciting email from Julie sharing the debut collection for her handmade accessories label Jujumade. you might recognise her ceramic pieces from that fantastic collaboration with Brook & Lyn that i shared in last year’s post about good hair. Julie’s pieces are composed of hand sculpted ceramic and leather elements – her soft leather bags look good enough to eat, though if i ever had to own one i’d probably just hang it on my wall to admire from afar (just too beautiful to haphazardly toss my wallet and makeup in, that’s for sure). be sure to explore the Jujumade website and online shop, and also follow Julie on instagram – where you will discover a scottish fold cat called Pancake (!!!)

Young Frankk SS 13

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if you’re a regular around here you’ll be more than familiar with Christine Young’s jewellery line Young Frankk – so i’m happy to share her latest collection with you. Christine explains, “each corded necklace and bracelet is hand braided with tan satin cording using a Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo. the beaded pieces incorporates white howlite and dalmation jasper gemstones.”  i feel like her work just gets better and better with every collection, like a fine gold-plated wine. you can shop Young Frankk at her website or over at Etsy.