I just finished a roundup of blue velvet pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine, and basically fell in love with everything. (I’ll try to put a blue velvet shopping guide together for you.)
But this… this needs it’s own post. Perhaps a touch on the shiny side but I adore this blue velvet blazer and pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim. A pantsuit! I bet Hillary could rock it.
Available online at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Neiman Marcus, and Spring.
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Chock A Block Necklace By Maslo Jewelry
This wood necklace is the perfect finishing touch
for a minimalist look in white, black, or tan.
The white-coated necklace has an adjustable vintage sienna cord with paint dipped ends,
a brass bead, white-coated beads, and vintage ceramic beads. Made in USA
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Japanese designer Mitsuhiro Konishi was trained as a sculptor, as is evident in his collection of metal cutlery and kitchen tools handcrafted in his Okinawa workshop. The substantial weight of each piece is balanced against an intricate attention to detail, like the small rivets that connect the forms. These pieces are made from hand beaten aged steel and polished brass. Available at Nalata/Nalata.
Velde Necklace by The Things We Keep
$216 • Pod, 35 Sacramento Street, Cambridge
Kay Wang founded her Brooklyn-based architectural jewelry line The Things We Keep in 2011. Her sculptural pieces are modern and minimal everyday pieces. All work is designed and fabricated by hand in New York City. The Velde necklace is a marriage of textile and metal, both primitive and contemporary, made of hand-twisted linen rope and cast brass.
I featured this handmade mahogany Tangram Seder Plate by StudioArmadillo in the The Boston Globe last weekend. Designed by Anat Stein and Hadas Kruk of Tel Aviv-based StudioArmadillo, the seven-piece seder plate set infuses fun into what can be a very long evening.