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Covet: Linen Rope & Brass Velde Necklace

Brass Architectural Jewelry By The Things We Keep

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.

Brass & Rope Architectural Jewelry By The Things We Keep

Brass & Rope Architectural Jewelry By The Things We Keep

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Covet: Modern Seder Plate for Passover

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.tangram seder plate square

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Covet: Melissa Joy Manning Pyrite Earrings

Pyrite & Gold Earrings By Melissa Joy Manning At Net A Porter

Melissa Joy Manning Pyrite Earrings
$125 at Net-a-Porter

California-based jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning is one of my favorite jewelry designers. Not only do I love her jewelry, I love that they are affordable enough for me to buy. I often find her pieces at Good in Beacon Hill, though tonight I stumbled across these gold and pyrite earrings online. These Melissa Joy Manning earrings are handmade from recycled 14-karat gold and  10.00-carats of raw faceted pyrite. I have a thing for pyrite too.

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Covet: Drip Vases by Brian Giniewski

Dipped Earthenware Vases At Gretel Home

 

Photo by Claudia Uribe Touri   for   Gretel Home

These earthenware Drip vases are hand-made in Syracuse, New York by Brian Giniewski.  Glossy glaze, formulated in such a way that allows the artist to suspend it’s drip,  is juxtaposed against a grainy, matte finish of the vase’s body. Alluring pastel colors and earthy textures in sophisticated but not too serious silhouettes. 

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Just In: Lulu DK Jewelry Tattoos

Last week I was on the phone with Lulu deKwiatkowski, an effortlessly cool artist/designer whose label, Lulu DK, spans a broad range of furnishings, from Schumacher wallpaper to Matouk bedding to Elson & Co. carpets, and more. Not long ago she launched a lifestyle retail site on which she sells one-of-a-kind finds, her own original artwork and prints, well as accessories and furnishings in her textile prints, including lampshades and tote bags.

I was interviewing Lulu about the Italian Riviera—she spends her summer there with her Italian-born husband and three little kids—for her new Riviera bedding collection for Matouk. At the end of the enlightening conversation (I’ve never been to the Italian coast; sounds heavenly), she tossed out her newest venture—jewelry tattoos.

Lulu DK jewelry tattoos are temporary tattoos, like the kinds you put on your kids, but in metallic gold and silver, in swirly silhouettes, that range from rope to geometrics to henna-like designs, and look like jewelry. She got the idea from her sister, and they’ve taken off like mad. Love them?

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M E T A L L I C   J E W E L R Y   T A T T O O S   B Y   L U L U  DK

lulu-dk-jewelry-tattoos-la-femmr lulu-dk-jewelry-tattoos-love-story   Each order includes 2 sheets, one gold & one silver. Made in the USA.  Passes safety standards for cosmetic products and meets all domestic and international regulatory requirements. Non-toxic.

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