Metalepsis

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Metalepsis is a bi-coastal design collaboration between Victoria Cho and Astrid Chastka. Cho and Chastka create conceptual jewelry by re-imagining the influences of art, architecture, and science as wearables with clean lines, elegance, boldness, and confidence. All of these elements come together in a mad storm of modern beauty.

 

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(via Apartment 34)

 

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The Good Machinery

The Good Machinery-1-Design Crush

 

I’ve been obsessing over every single piece of jewelry from The Good Machinery for the past week. Each piece in the asphalt collection is unique in color and pattern, which is the result of the free form mixing of resins, pigments, and additives. Everything is lightweight and basically unbreakable and my goodness, those colors. (Also, SALE ALERT! A bunch of pieces are on big time sale right.)

 

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Tiff Manuell

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We’ve all heard the reference that fashion is art, but what about when it actually is? Meet Tiff Manuell, a designer and artist from Adelaide, Australia. She creates a range of hand-painted accessories, each one completely unique thanks to her process. Tiff works by first painting canvases with bright colors and patterns, then cutting that canvas up and placing it inside a PVC outer shell before sewing and adding trim. Bags of all sizes and purpose, statement neckpieces, collars, and cuffs are all created in the same manner.

 

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Because I tend to dress in mostly neutrals, Tiff’s pieces have been an amazing dose of pattern and color for summer. Inside each bag she takes the time to stitch in a one-of-a-kind logo, just one last special touch that makes every piece feel just for you.

 

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Tiff also creates these dramatic statement necklaces from cut strips of painted canvas that are real showstoppers, color and pattern galore. I’ve been hanging mine on the wall as art when I’m not busy wearing it, and I always get so many compliments when paired with a plain tee or tank.

Long story short – I’ve got a crush, and it’s a big one.

 

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Summer Wish List

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1. Metal 4-Inch Steel U Hairpin  2. Cactus Print Half Sleeve Blouse
3. V Column Dress (Ink Lines)  4. Hillary Clinton for President 2016 Tee

Summer has unofficially been here for a few weeks now, but I’ve been coveting these wardrobe additions for even longer. A few tees, some shades, and I’m basically set. This is the lowest maintenance season and I plan to not only show it, but embrace it 110%. What’s on your summer wish list??

 

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5. Rose Quartz Triangle Gold Necklace  6. A Detacher Ruthie Romper (Hills & Dales)
7. Yami Backpack  8. One Piece Wide Strap Tank

 

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9. Vacay Times Tee  10. Super Duper Thistle Sunglasses
11. Lapis Stud Earrings  12. Alabaster Yama Imo Hat

 

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Kari Breitigam

Kari Breitigam-1-Design Crush

 

Houston, Texas fiber artist/art professor/jewelry artist Kari Breitigam must ooze creativity out of every perfect pore. Her pieces are handmade in such a thoughtful and ritualistic way that I almost wonder if those qualities might transfer to the wearer when they drape one on.

 

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(via Almost Makes Perfect)

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Sybille Paulsen

Sybille Paulsen-1-Design Crush

 

Art that gives back is like the pile of cherries on top of one of those ridiculously huge sundaes. The best. Sybille Paulsen‘s Tangible Truths focuses on the thread of change and transformation that runs through our lives, in this case women going through chemotherapy. By creating wearable artifacts from their hair, Sybille marks each transformation by creating something tangible that’s of value. Read about her first piece for Mary Beth, then consider donating to this meaningful project.

 

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Gamma Folk

Gamma Folk-1-Design Crush

 

Gamma Folk founder and designer Lily Piyathaisere combines traditional techniques, including natural dyeing, weaving, braiding and ceramics to create her folksy line of statement pieces. If ever there was one jewelry line perfect summer, this just might be it.

 

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