Tag Archives: inspiration

lucy chadwick.

damn.

first caught wind of curator lucy chadwick about 4 years ago. still crushin’.

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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*all images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

crafty margiela.

thanks, will!

will sent me a link via twitter to yoox, where i got to take a gander at some sick, hand-crafted maison martin margiela garments.

below are my two favorites – 1) an open-backed one-shoulder leather top bedecked in small square mirrors, and 2) a woven elastic bold-shouldered jacket. these were both priced at upwards of a knee-softening $10,000.00 USD, so i’ll just move them from  “wishlist” to “inspiration“.

margiela mirror top.

margiela elastic jacket.

*original images courtesy of yoox, created images property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

bumpin’…

…and feeling small.

sure, i have my creative spurts, and i’ve been told i have pretty good ideas once in a while, but when i find things like these, i think to myself, “who am i?!” – just a bump on a log in life compared to these brilliant minds.

*all images linked to original source.

zodiac baby necklace, "aquarius" - by Anomaly Jewelery

zodiac baby necklace, "Aquarius" - by anomaly jewelery

"teddy bear natural history" - by stephanie metz

"teddy bear natural history" - by stephanie metz

work by unknown artist - lifted from Litter

unknown artist - photo source: litter

work by unknown artist - courtesty of litter.

unknown artist - photo source: litter.