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recycling gold.

i posted these pictures on Instagram a little while ago, but never got around to elaborating about them.

i recently purchased two separate, unrelated vintage 14k yellow gold wedding bands: a plain thin one i planned to use as a stacking ring and this heavy (6 grams) man’s wedding ring. i intended to resize the latter and completely smooth out the exterior design. there was a date inside the band, which is very close to when my parents were married. it was my jeweler who noticed the ring was actually two-toned; he also convinced me to keep the original design.

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i know there are a lot of new options, new designers and aesthetics for jewelry available now,  but i find older pieces to have so much character. there’s a story – and if you don’t know the story, there’s mystery. i like to try and save pieces from being melted down when i can, and really admire the artisans and designers who either restore or re-work these old treasures to give them a new life.

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while antique or vintage wedding bands aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, i’ve noticed an increasing trend. there’s certainly an appropriate irony when an antique wedding band, a circle symbolizing eternity and never-ending love, is worn again and again, carrying that same message, instead of being melted into scrap…

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lost in the echo.

just pre-ordered alt-j‘s new album, “lost in the echo” via amazon digital music

Vogue’s 73 Questions with Olivia Munn.

Vogue‘s home tour + interview with The Newsroom‘s Olivia Munn. Love her place and “amen!” to the shoes-off house rule!

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ghost” - sir sly.

Dior Fall 2014 – Couture.

my favorite looks from Christian Dior‘s Fall 2014 Couture show – Raf Simons continues to deliver…

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*images courtesy of style.com.

60’s illustrations.

since i had to be alive in the 1960‘s for this to be “nostalgia” for me, i’m not quite sure how to define my admiration for these stylish vintage illustrations by andy virgil and robert mcginnis

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faribault mill.

warm & toasty…

i picked up a 100% wool faribault x west elm collaboration blanket in a baby blue pattern as a wedding gift to two friends, and was convinced i needed one myself. i chose a different style, but am so pleased with it – as i’m sure my friends will be with theirs. i hadn’t heard of the nearly 150 year old minnesota-based wool mill/manufacturer before, and after looking in to them, was just as charmed by the company as the product…

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my purchase…

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besides blankets + throws, faribault offers scarves, hats and even coffee cup sleeves! i’ve got my eye on an american flag blanket next…

 *video + final image property of faribaultmill.com

lighthouse.

patrick watsonlighthouse.