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.
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.
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…
*all images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com
Posted in art + music, design, fashion (men), fashion (women), opinion
Tagged antique, band, eternity, fashion, gold, green, idea, inspiration, jeweler, jewelery, jewelry, love, men, opinion, recycle, recycling, ring, rings, style, vintage, wedding, women
…i would Google-stalk and copy everything chromeo‘s david macklovitch (aka Dave 1) wears.
i’ve been listening to chromeo tracks since ’07, but never realized how admirably fashion-forward macklovitch is until noticing him pop up during my annual online trawling of respective fashion week images. i wish i could pull off slim suiting & YSL boots with such ease… sigh – it’s a #fashioncrush.
Click image for Dave 1’s 10 Essentials by GQ Magazine
Click image for High Snobiety’s Chromeo interview.
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ: Paris Fall 2013
*srcs: gq magazine, high snobiety, & mr. porter.
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Tagged 10 essentials, 2013, band, chromeo, dave 1, david macklovitch, duo, fall, fashion, gq, high snobiety, magazine, men, mr porter, music, paris, style, tommy ton, youtube, ysl, yves saint laurent
“michigan” by the milk carton kids.
(followed by “Stealing Romance” and “I Still Want A Little More“)
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Tagged all things considered, band, duo, i still want a little more, live, michigan, music, national public radio, npr, radio, single, stealing romance, the milk carton kids, tiny desk concerts
war – “slippin’ into darkness” (1971).
*image not original/cover art.
hole in my heart – alphabeat.
(my attempt to post the official mv was thwarted, so click HERE to see it.)
been driving to tunes by the xx lately.
check out “mt. hope revival” on Flickr.
"olde time revival".
*photo property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.
Posted in photography
Tagged 2010, austin, band, driveway, flickr, friends, mt hope, music, photography, show, sxsw, texas
current favorite: “one red thread” by blind pilot.
“christmas tv” & “when i go“, by slow club.
“the cedar room”, by doves.