Monday, April 18, 2011

Sägen Jewelry

Why, oh why, do I not not live in London!? I was invited to attend Sägen Jewelry's viewing of the latest collection called "Dining with Grandma" whilst enjoying afternoon tea at Soho's famous Secret Tea Room. I wish I could have seen this beautiful collection in person! Sägen Jewelry is the most innovative jewelry collection I have seen in a while. All the jewelry is created from discarded china and porcelain! The idea came to the young Swedish designer, Elin, when she was on vacation in Gotland. Her father's garage is full of machines she has been playing with as a child. She learned how to grind stones during the day, and one evening a pile of porcelain from a local flee market was left next to a grinding machine. I think i'll leave the ending to the story to the enchanting photos of this lovely collection. 

Photo via Sägen Jewelry

Friday, April 8, 2011

Miss Lulu and the Teaspoon Shortage

Lucia Holm is officially my new favorite photographer, and I have Alexandra Grecco (the designer of the collection in my previous post) to thank for bring her work to my attention. While reading Grecco's blog, I came across her exclusive interview with the aforementioned photographer. In the interview Holm reveals that she graduated form the Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Holm admits she did not initially intend on perusing a career in photography. However, after picking up her first camera Holms realized she had a real knack for it. Her story is extremely inspirational to me. She is proof that stepping out of your shell, and looking at the world from a new perspective, can heighten the chances of discovering things within ourself we never knew we were capable of. Sorry Robert Frost, but just because the "road was not taken" doesn't mean the opportunity won't arise later . Purchase your prints here!