Oct
14

betsy & iya

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It’s been awhile since I last checked in with Portland-based jewelers betsy & iya, to the tune of three and half years. While the line has clearly grown and matured, they’ve also stayed true to their roots. My favorite new pieces include what’s referred to as “painted pods” that feature either a rainbow of vivid colors or a more downplayed muted palette of neutrals. This micro collection runs the gamut of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

 

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Dalia Bangle // Durango Pod Ring // Sabin Necklace // Piedmont Stud Earrings // Colima Ring

Oct
13

12 October DIYs

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Oct
06

Tiro Tiro’s Cercis Collection

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There are certain collections I wait for each season, inevitably wondering how it would even be humanly possible to best their last. Tiro Tiro is one of them. Teresa Robinson’s latest – Cercis – is a mad dance between brass and linen fringe that is perfectly choreographed. I think the Cercis Earrings are my favorite out of the fourteen piece collection.

 

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Sep
29

BOUND

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We can all thank an excess of wood scraps and an interest in furniture design for what resulted in BOUND, a breathtaking geometric line of wooden jewelry from Emma Holland Denvir. Architectural lines, an interest in sculpture, and 3D design also play roles in the evolution of Emma’s necklaces, earrings, and rings. If you want to make a statement with your accessories this fall, BOUND is the place to start!

 

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Sep
24

Rebecca Gladstone Jewellery

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The only thing that makes a gorgeous minimalist jewelry collection better is when there’s a beautifully styled and photographed lookbook to heighten the experience. Such is most definitely the case with Rebecca Gladstone Jewellery. The clean lines, graphic elements, and geometric forms of the collection are indicators of Gladstone’s past as an art and design teacher – wouldn’t you say?

 

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Sterling Silver Mountain Stud // Sterling Silver Half-Moon Necklace // Sterling Silver Square Stacking Rings

Sep
15

Hoyz Rings

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The move to the new Design Crush HQ is officially over and I’m beyond happy to be back to some sort of schedule amidst all of the hours of unpacking! This week might me slightly slower than usual with one post a day intend of our usual two, and I thank you for your patience again and again.

Hoyz means “house” in Yiddish and this line – Hoyz Rings by Chloe Lee Carson – is heavily inspired by Jewish wedding rings that featured these architectural symbols. The tiny palaces, castles, and temples are available in a range of finishes and can almost feel like a little getaway full of deeper meaning when you look down at your hand.

 

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Sep
11

Arpana Rayamajhi

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Shayna from Pattern Pulp here and I’m excited to do a guest post for Design Crush, as this is something I’ve been secretly coveting for a while and it’s time I shared it with the internet. Ladies and gents, meet Arpana Rayamajhi. Arpana’s both a friend and an extremely warm and talented artist from Kathmandu, Nepal, living in New York City.

She and I met a few years back through my husband, his brother, and her boyfriend, and I’ve been following her creative career ever since. When she first moved to the states, I was completely intrigued and smitten with her vibrant geometric motif paintings that found their way onto canvases and walls when she would visit Nepal on family visits home.

As her art education has evolved (she’s currently a student at Cooper Union), so has her style. Always infused with bold color and her cultural roots, these recent jewelry creations are part of a beautiful growing collection. Each piece is unique, handmade and one of a kind. To learn more and purchase a thing or two, visit her etsy shop.

 

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Sep
03

Après Ski

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Après Ski is the work of designer Lucía Vergara, who crafts her line of jewelry in a Barcelona studio. Lucía has an obvious gift for pairing color, texture, and pattern, giving each piece a beautifully finished look. When you make a purchase each Après Ski piece is shipped off in a matchbox that’s been designed by a guest artist – such a nice touch to the overall experience!

 

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Sage // Esprit // Arquitecture #3 // Ivory // Bow // Lemon

(via Honey Kennedy)

Sep
01

Fall Wish List

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1. A pair of Capital Pants that will look equally fantastic with a sweater or peeking out from under a coat on cool days.

2. An embossed black and white Rider Satchel to bring some pattern to any outfit.

3. Bret slip-ons are timeless and sans laces, great with a dress or jeans.

4. The über comfortable Field Dress that can be worn alone, with a jacket, or layered over a long-sleeved tee.

5. Vintage meets modern in the Mobile Necklace, which I’d love to layer with other pieces.

6. I’d wear these Skull Earrings every day from Labor Day through Halloween!

7. I love pieces like the Cocoon Cowl Pullover for cooler days.

8. Every season needs a new statement necklace, the Kalaa fits the description nicely.

 

Aug
27

Trending: Embroidery

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Black Geometric Art Deco Hand Embroidered Pendant //
Embroidered Totem Chiffon Pleated Dress // Fruit Embroidered DIY Coasters

Embroidery is one of those trends that ebbs and flows, but never truly goes away in entirety. I think that has more to do with the style than the technique, because it can be everything from intricate and Victorian in nature to geometric and modern. We’e all seen it play out this summer on light and airy sundresses, so I’m interested in seeing how (and if) it translates to fall’s fashions!

 

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DIY Embroidered Postcards // DIY Hand Embroidered Peter Pan Collar //
Geometric Gem Brooch Set

 

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Personalized Wedding Keepsake // Little White Lies Embroidered Shift Dress //
Embroidered Sing Dress