Meet the Meatbag
How perfect would this bag have matched with Lady Gaga’s meat dress, non? The Meatbag is a design by dutch jewelry artist Ted Noten, who just recently has been chosen Dutch Artist of the Year 2012. In the ten years this prestigeus prize has been awarded it is the first time a jewelry artist has won. That’s probably because Noten isn’t your average jewelry artist. Artist yes, jewelry not necessarily. Most of them you can wear, but they do not automatically elevate beauty in the traditional way.
Noten is called the Archaeologist of the Future because of his designs in which he casts objects in acrylic; capturing a grasshopper, a mouse, cigarette buds, a gun or a pork chop. And then shaping them into jewelry pieces. But is a ring, a ring simply because you can wear it around your finger? Or is a bag, a bag just because it looks like it? Even though you can’t put anything in it. Noten’s designs trigger these questions and he dares you to make a statement. Are you up for it?
Photo: Meatbag by Ted Noten. Porkchop cast in acrylic, 18 krt. gold-leather handles.
New York wrapped around my finger
This ring is designed by jewelry designer Philippe Tournaire. His travels around the world, love for art and architecture are a constant inspiration. He pays homage to existing metropolitan cities and shares his ideas on futuristic cities through his architectural jewelry. Have a look at that collection here.
These fierce looking twins are Coco and Breezy. Self proclaimed non-humans. Their appearance is completely human, but physically they belong to another planet called “C && B”. Where their creations are considered art, here on Earth glasses and jewelry. Sent on a mission by the Holy Mother of Fashion Coco and Breezy are here to spread their wearable art. So, be on the look out for their with metal bars and silver spikes decorated glasses and barbed wire necklaces. Have no fear, they come in peace!
Photo: Gemela Armor collection, photographer Hi Def Phoyography
Charlotte Wooning: Subtle and contemporary jewelry
Subtle, contemporary and of quality are characteristics that come to mind when describing jewelry brand Charlotte Wooning. Fashion design graduate Charlotte Wooning started her own jewelry collection in 2005 and has developed a style and unique accessories ever since that emphasize the femininity of the wearer. The pieces are all handmade in Rotterdam, Holland and combine gemstones and precious metals. The collection grows organically with new items added every month. Favorite pieces will stay in collection, while others slowly disappear.
Since 2010 Charlotte also owns her own jewelry store where besides her own collection she sells international brands that share the same characteristics. The store goes by the lovely name Every day is a day to be beautiful and is definitely worth a visit. If not for brands like Hester Zagt, Origami Jewelry, Iniy Sanchez and by Boe, then is has to be for the fresh, vintage interior design.
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