Britta Boeckmann

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Britta Boeckmann‘s wood and resin is jewelry, sold under the name BoldB, is inspired by Australia’s flora and fauna. Her process varies from piece to piece, but involves the delicate process of making molds, casting resin and wood, gently sanding the pieces into their unique shapes, and then finally varnishing or oiling the jewelry.

 

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Faris

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Faris Du Graf is at the helm of FARIS, a jewelry line. Each piece feels like it doubles as a sculpture, distinctive and imperfect in a way you want. Or at least in a way that I want in special jewelry pieces. Check out a few of my favorite piece from the latest collection.

 

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Zoë Comings

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I’ve got a big ‘ol crush on Austin designer Zoë Comings‘ jewelry line. As soon as I saw the collection a few months ago I was smitten by her cool modern style, simple as that. While I love and own my share of statement pieces, it’s the smaller more delicate ones that I come back to time and time again.

 

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This week on Design Crush:
Raw, honest illustrations from the hand of Kero.
Dying (heh) to try out one of these Shabd Magic Jar Dye Kits!
I absolutely love the collage-like paintings of Paul Wackers.
Thinking of stocking up on Leccare Lollipops to hand out this Halloween.
Check out the bold,  unapologetic art of Sara Andreasson.
If you don’t already play the guitar the Sol Guitar Stand will make you want to.
Marco Rea‘s mixed media magazine and spray paint portraits are stunning.
Try out the traditional lassi twelve new ways.
Stoked to share this month’s PGH Maker Profile: TROIKA Skateboards!

Design Crush elsewhere:
It’s the weekend, perfect timing to try these 5 hangover remedies.
Prep your bar for entertaining with these pieces.
Tips and tricks for pulling together a successful dinner party.
I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair of fall boots – here are 20 options.
I’ve been researching stress relief lately, here are my top 5 tips for easing it.

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Fall Wish List

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1. E Hoops  2. Quilted Baseball Hat  3. Lace Up Knee High Military Boots
4. Openweave Scarf in Scottsdale Plaid

It seems as though summer knew just the right moment to exit stage left this year. Autumn weather showed up this past Saturday, ironically on time considering my friend Andrew hosted an End of Summer party Friday evening. This season I’m focused on comfort – warm knits, flat shoes, and plenty of plaids – and I’m on the lookout for a great trench or anorak to help with layering and a pair of ankle length skinny cords.

 

 

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5. Enforce Bracelet  6. Estelle Watch  7. Fortune Hand Ring  8. Striped Cocoon Cardigan Sweater

 

 

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9. Small Bicolor Bucket Bag  10. Newly High Top Sneakers  11. No 137 Necklace  12. Plaid Dolman Dress

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This week on Design Crush:
We picked out ten fresh pieces of art for your walls for you in Print Edition: September.
Eleanor Bolton‘s cotton-based statement jewelry is incredible.
Sungsoo Kim‘s melancholy art was spot-on for this week’s emotions.
See a beautiful selection of brown leather bags for you to tote this fall in Brown Bag Bunch.
Jack Hogan‘s wood and acrylic art mimics another kind of art. Amazing.
Architectural drawings from Minty Sainsbury that really make you focus.
I threw a little outdoor autumn harvest party and created a playlist for you!
You need to see Maryam Ashkanian’s Sleep Series because words won’t do.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Your backyard really, really needs a fire pit this fall – trust me.
The day after Labor Day is fair game for Halloween and I’m starting off with October-inspired art.
I’m so ready for fall – does my plaid obsession give it away??

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Eleanor Bolton

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I’m smack dab in the midst of an insanely busy creative period, and Eleanor Bolton‘s jewelry is speaking to me on that base level. All of her statement pieces are made in London with 100% cotton braid and 100% cotton yarn, the colored pieces are carefully hand-dyed. The chunky weight and texture of this collection is beyond perfect for layering this coming season, be sure and check out the neons!

 

 

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Son of a Sailor

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A lot of great things have happened since we last checked in with Son of a Sailor back in 2013. I had a chance to meet William Knopp and Jessica Tata, the husband and wife team behind it all, earlier this month and they clued me in to the evolution of their shop. Lots of new jewelry and accessories rich with organic materials and inspired by geometry are making their faces known, along with fun pieces like wooden yo-yos, leather playing card cases, and beautiful cutting boards. It’s safe to say that my crush is only growing!

 

 

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