Tag Archives: band

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.



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

if i were a guy…

…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.


michigan” by the milk carton kids.

(followed by “Stealing Romance” and “I Still Want A Little More“)

war – slippin’ into darkness.

war – “slippin’ into darkness” (1971).

*image not original/cover art.

alphabeat – hole in my heart.

hole in my heart alphabeat.

(my attempt to post the official mv was thwarted, so click HERE to see it.)

the xx.

thanks, jessica!

been driving to tunes by the xx lately.

mt. hope revival.

what SXSW?

check out “mt. hope revival” on Flickr.

"olde time revival".

*photo property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

loving blind pilot.

current favorite: “one red thread” by blind pilot.

slow club.

christmas tv” & “when i go“, by slow club.

the cedar room.

“the cedar room”, by doves.