sometimes i like jewellery to be delicate & almost unnoticeable, something that peeks out from the folds of your blouse or is so innocuous you only notice when the light catches it at a certain angle. other times, i want my jewellery to be so big and bold that strangers stop me in the street to ask where i got it. i think designer Olivia Terrell treads this line pretty well.
Anna Raimondo of Smith Jewellery actually studied at university at the same time as me, and consequently we’d often pass each other in the hallways since the graphic and jewellery design students all worked in the same building. i always envied the jewellery designers, who were basically making art out of jewellery. what could be better. it’s been ten years since we were students, and i see Anna’s work popping up in magazines and at design fairs all over the country. she makes some beautiful pieces, and i especially loved seeing her new collection at this year’s Design Indaba.
Kaye Blegvad has just released a new collection & killer lookbook for her jewellery line Datter. she collaborated with photographer & artist Sabine Timm aka Virgin Honey who makes these amazing compositions out of found bits of beach trash, cut paper, tiny furniture, bottle caps and plants. i LOVE it. i love it. so refreshing and such a nice way to end off the week.
For fall/winter I’ve tapped into my influential roots ; modern art. Referencing eras from Bauhuas to Memphis Milano, LOUISE came to be. Named after a favorite icon, Louise Nevelson, for her bold style and pioneering persona. The entire collection takes queues from moments in 20th century modern art – Calder-like kinetic movement, Cubist-style forms, Mondrian minimalism and the playful energy of Sottsass. LOUISE is an ode to this great era of influence.
another edition of Jewels! it’s been a while.
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Hannah Ferrara is one of my favourite people to follow online, not only because of her beautiful jewellery line Another Feather, she’s also a fine, fine Instagrammer. she has just launched the new collection for her line, Pearl. she styled the beautiful lookbook herself and it features another stylish woman modelling the pieces – Madelynn Hackwith Furlong (who has a great blog and rad apartment that i posted about before). the photos were taken by Caylon Hackwith who is Madelynn’s husband. so there you go – one seriously cool team.