Marta Lugo Jewels

 

Marta Lugo Jewel‘s brooches are a tribute to safety pins, a daily object turned into jewel. Their title – FIBULOSO – is the combination of two words fibula and fabuloso. In archeology the word fibula refers to the metal pieces used in antiquity to join and hold clothes, while fabuloso is the Spanish word for fabulous. Each brooch is clear coated to prevent tarnishing and preserve its innate fabulousness for years to come.

 

 

 

 

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Introducing Milk Factory

This past spring a lot of my time was spent designing for a project my friend Jaime and I had been discussing for a long time, and now it has a name – Milk Factory. Design Milk’s first collection of merchandise includes t-shirts, stickers, a tote bag (my favorite), and an enamel pin. We did a test run pop-up at the Milk Stand at ICFF in May before the shop opened and it went really well. All of the products are proudly printed by Commonwealth Press right here in Pittsburgh, PA and Milk Factory is happy to ship internationally. The plan is to add more items as we come up with additional cheeky things we’d want to buy for ourselves!

 

 

 

 

 

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Studio Iebis

 

Statement earrings go best with summer weather in my humble opinion, when they can stand out against a canvas of dewy (re: sweaty) skin. And Studio Iebis‘ owner Ieva Ancāne has her finger on the pulse of one big trend – handmade clay statement earrings. Which pair is your favorite? I’m leaning towards last pair below.

 

 

 

 

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Haskell Prism Sunglasses

 

I have a bit of an addiction… to sunglasses. My collection runs about thirty pairs deep, with none costing more than $100 and most hovering around the $30 point. So far this summer I’ve restrained myself from adding any more, but then I spied these Haskell Prism Sunglasses from Warby Parker. They’re available in an entire spectrum of colors and are such a statement-maker!

 

 

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Plain Pins

 

Your jean jacket is probably tucked away in the closet for summer, but there are plenty of other ways to wear enamel pins – especially these ones. Check out Plain Pins. These easy to wear enamel pins are meant for every day and designed to be worn color-blocked, coordinated or clashing, as singles or in pairs. I love their minimalistic style and go with everything look!

 

 

 

 

 

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