A sign of things to come for SS12
Snails in Illuminated manuscripts
Auroville, or the “City of the Dawn” is tucked away near Puducherry in Southern India. At the city’s center is this modern architectural marvel, the Matrimandir. Completed in 2008, the non-denominational temple, serves as a center of meditation and contains an inner “peace” chamber crafted completely out of white marble at its core. (Source: TheseFields and...
Our little Marimo: Flora Moe Mousses a Billes The Grouch
The dreamy prehistoric ocean floor
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary was a supposed zoophyte plant widely believed to have grown actual live lambs as its fruit. While depictions run rampant throughout history, this particular engraving from Athanasius Kircher is particularly charming.
A black rose headband against our wall
Sunrise through our studio window
The Crysomallon squamiferum or Scaly-Foot Gastropod is a remarkable mollusk with the unique ability to produce scales of iron sulfides using minerals derived from its deep-sea vent abode. A marvel of biomimicry, researchers are using these little creatures as design inspiration for modern armor. We just want to use them as inspiration for our jewelery.
Remember these? Well, as a result of years of producing these lapel necklaces in our early years, we have hundreds of lapel-less suit jackets stashed in our closet for a rainy day like this one. After shooting the stink-eye towards the ugly upholstery on a set of our mid-century modern chairs for far too long, we found a great DIY solution to take care of the ugliness once and for all....
It’s not that we aren’t enamored by the photo on its own…we just love thinking about how big a mollusk would have to be to be able to produce pearls of this magnitude.
Love lost and found
Dreamy textile-based installation work from Emilie Faif
Elie Tahari’s Fall 2011 collection inspiration: Smoke
A beautifully executed shirt collar necklace by Alexis Bittar
Erin Featherston’s Fall 2011 collection inspiration: Mirage
Sometimes we wish we could crawl inside a Lobmeyr crystal chandelier and live in there forever
We fell in love with the gill pattern on the inside of this oyster shell
One of these things is not like the other
Juxtaposition of color and texture
Wisps of tree moss with dots of lichen