Sunday, November 9, 2008

martini party


more! new jewelry

ret these tasty new designs by Margaret Solow are sure to make you swoon…

pictured above are her “Zen Gems". margaret says "it’s all about the stone. revel in the beauty and simplicity of precious and semi-precious stones such as citrine, pink tourmaline, rose quartz, green tourmaline, blue chalcedony, amethyst, prenhite and moonstone. celebrate with sparkle and layers of stones, or contemplate with something smooth and calming. each stone is strung on highly durable polymiede string and finished with a sterling silver clasp.”

pictured above are her "wabi - sabi" necklaces. “these necklaces were inspired by the japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. wabi-sabi is the beauty of things imperfect…it is a beauty of things modest and humble…it is a beauty of things unconventional.
wabi-sabi reflects the natural beauty of things found in nature; simple, imperfect, incomplete things.
each necklace is made with a piece of free form sterling silver, created by dropping pure molten silver into water. like things in nature, no two are alike. the wabi-sabi piece is strung on a highly durable red cord. the red string borrows from buddist and kabalistic traditions, and will bring the wearer good luck and protection.”

new jewelry

m.e. moore’s jewelry is one of our favorite new treasure makers! her collection of one of a kind necklaces and earrings are made from 90% reclaimed finds. by salvaging vintage finds and recycling them into her work moore is creating unique pieces that are beautiful and eco friendly. her jewelry is made of high quality brass with lead-free solder. this piece in particular is stunning. we love the dramatic size of the chain combined with the sweet image of the soaring bird.

another exquisite piece by moore. we love the organic delicacy and detail of the wing combined with the hard edges of the small case and the a-symmetry played out in the chain. and the cuff is just plain beautiful!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

bianca's favorites for october

these hand painted tin cans are called miracle cans. they are great for pens, flowers or whatever else you can think of. handmade in peru.

ibride bird portrait trays: we are crazy about the new ibride trays! all of the trays are composites of humans and birds, with a distinct period feel and playful design. ibride’s trays are made of recycled wood by an innovative French design team lead by three members of the same family. the trays are both functional and artful. they can be used for serving food, drinks or hung on a wall as art.

my favorite new candles are snow & graham. come on by and smell them! . their candles are made with soy and have wonderful fragrances that delicate. i am also a fan of the silk screened graphics on the glass. some one by me the anemone no.16 scent - now!