Crazy but true: this guy turns Beijing’s air pollution into high-end jewelry

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 5 June 2014

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is sucking up Beijing’s pollution and turning it into high-end jewelry. No kidding. He’s using technology that’s kind of like a vacuum cleaner to remove smog particles from urban skies. This will create ‘the cleanest park in Beijing’ where people can ‘breathe, share ideas and experience clean air again’.

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Forget 3D, these 2D flat-sheet jewelry pieces are simply gorgeous

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 28 April 2014

Taiwan-based jewelry brand Moorigin makes the coolest flat-sheet jewelry — neck pendants, earrings and brooches — with nature and geometric designs that are so minimal, it’s too achingly painful to look at these, and then want every single piece of them.

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A collection of rings and pendants inspired by the 7 deadly sins

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Friday 31 January 2014

Can you guess which ring represents wrath? Or which pendant symbolizes sloth? I’ll give you a minute. Answer key is below. Jewelry designer Stephen Webster has created a collection of extravagant and flamboyant jewelry inspired by the 7 deadly sins. The sins, composed of pride, greed, envy, lust, sloth, wrath, and our favourite, gluttony, each […]

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Blending designer drugs with jewelry

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Based on an indulgent ‘fantasy laboratory,’ Aroha Silhouettes has created six necklaces for their latest designer drugs series. ‘From the delicate simplicity of the ‘spliff’ to the intricately assembled ‘coffee and cigarettes’, the new collection lets one enjoy a trip that leaves a lasting impression,’ says DesignBoom. Each piece of jewelry is made from lightweight […]

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From the LAEM Store: Bloody Earrings

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Tuesday 29 October 2013

Sticking with the spooky spirit of October, what’s better than earrings that look like – yes! – blood. In all fairness, these aren’t just any old gory earrings, but ridiculously hot sterling silver pieces that just happen to have a darker theme. From jewelry designer Lusasul, these are part of the Bloody collection, full of […]

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Delicate jewelry by Studio mhl

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By Wendy Denissen in New Design on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Monique van Bruggen from Studio mhl designs and produces handmade jewelry. The unique, delicate pieces are made with fine materials. Yes, subtlety can be so beautiful.

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From the LAEM store: Shrinky-dinks make amazing jewelry

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Monday 26 August 2013

Remember Shrinky-dinks? So, imagine taking that same material and having a talented illustrator create one-of-a-kind artwork on it, then fashioning the dinks into jewelry. Ridiculously cool, yes? This is exactly what Krishna Chavda, the artist behind Nanu illustration, does with her completely unique jewelry line. Using custom hand-illustrations such as dinosaurs, feathers, birds (sometimes slightly […]

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From the LAEM Store: Temple Earrings

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Thursday 13 June 2013

Inspired by the classic arches of sacred spaces, the Temple Earrings from Is Was + Will Be features raw-brass combined with recycled vinyl beads from Africa. These entirely handmade tribal-modern pieces are available in assorted colours in the Lost At E Minor store.

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From the LAEM Store: Spearrings

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Wednesday 12 June 2013

The latest new treat from jewelry designer Stephanie Simek should come with its own battle cry. Introducing Spearrings: delightful warrior-chic pieces that delicately spear the ear. Available with various schemes of colorful beads, plus in various battle lengths, the spearrings are available now in the Lost At E Minor store.

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Crystal jewelry recycled from CD jewel cases

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Tuesday 14 May 2013

I’m usually not big into recycled jewelry, but these crystal pieces that won the Inhabitat’s Spring Greening contest are pretty clever. Though a lot of recycled material jewelry has an unfortunate resemblance to the trash it was up-cycled from, these crystal earrings bear very little resemblance to the CD jewel cases they began life as. This is some of the most successful […]

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From the LAEM Store: Single Hand Timepieces from Watch Design

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Tuesday 26 March 2013

Since when did telling time become so cool? Since Watch Design created a round of single hand timepieces – sleek and surprisingly simple to read, in spite of the admittedly baffling concept! The classic black watch gets a subtle yet badass facelift, and is now available in the Lost At E Minor store.

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From the LAEM store: Vintage Finds equals Modern Accessories

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Friday 15 March 2013

Every piece in the jewelry line from Gwendelicious Designs pairs vintage odds and ends with a nod to the new. A skeleton key becomes an adjustable ring, reproduced in jewelers bronze to wrap your finger. An original letterpress key gets a polish, a chain, and morphs seamlessly into a pendant. Everyday goodies with a bit […]

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From the LAEM Store: The Love Collection by Lusasul Jewelry

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Friday 15 March 2013

So maybe Valentines Day has passed, but it’s never too late (or too early) for the perfect romantic gesture. And as much as we love cupids and gold leafing and rainbows created by birds and unicorns, there’s something to be said for subtlety. Cue the love collection, from Mexican designer Lusasul. Enough heart to make […]

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Bubbles you can wear around your neck

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Friday 1 March 2013

What’s more fun than blowing bubbles again and again — because they have a five-second lifespan? Wearing a cluster of bubbles around your neck that refuse to burst, that’s what. These bubbles are really glass spheres and the necklace is designed by Italian siblings Marina and Susanna Sent. They hail from Murano, a place renowned […]

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Australian artist Erin Lightfoot’s beautiful ceramic pieces

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Erin Lightfoot is a ceramic artist based in Brisbane. Starting her career as a graphic and fashion designer, Lightfoot’s love of physical objects drove her to select ceramics as the medium to launch her self-titled brand. Creating everything from bangles to vases, Lightfoot crafts by hand, pouring insane amounts of effort and love into each piece. The quality is amazing: each object glows with a youthful sense of joy and colour.

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