“They” say that you can’t do everything well, that you should find your specialty and hone in on it. Practice and practice until it’s perfect. And then you come across someone like Molly McGrath and you realize “they” couldn’t have been more wrong. McGrath is one of those people who can most easily be categorized as a designer, but whose abilities go much deeper. As the talent behind Molly M Designs, McGrath creates jewelry (15 collections thus far), homewares (coasters, trivets, prints, one of a kinds), and pouches. Just goes to show, sometimes a broad spectrum can be a very good thing.
The Hula line by Reiko Kaneko is killing me. Softly. Each ring pendants is crafted from fine bone china then accented with gold or platinum (or kept naked) and suspended from a gold or silver chain. Each style is available in both single and double rings, and all are pleasantly affordable.
We just rolled into Scorpio season (my own personal sign) yesterday, which has me paying extra attention to any astrological items I happen across. These Supernova zodiac rings and zodiac necklaces by Scosha are equal parts feminine and badass and I couldn’t love them more.
(via Unruly Things)
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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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.
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!
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?
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.
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.