Wednesday, December 21, 2011

F7’s Blog has moved!!

F7's new blog layoutWe have taken the decision to move F7’s fantastically popular jewellery blog onto our own website.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Becky Dockree –Things on My Mind

Becky Dockree’s “Things On My Mind" brings her creative ability to life with an imaginative collaboration of words within her pieces. Bold and beautiful, her work is wholly inspiring.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Design space : The Mailbox, Birmingham

Lilly Gibbs    - Le' Vita Couture

Design space are a collective of independent designer makers producing
individual selections of jewellery, silverware and table ware. Their work is now
on display and available for purchase in the jewellery box, as a part of style
renaissance in The Mailbox, Birmingham.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Niessing : schmuck

imageThere is a story behind every piece of Niessing jewellery. Many ideas and developments for new pieces of jewellery are closely connected to Niessing's history. It all starts with an idea, a thought, an emotional desire. The design team is integrated in the manufactory and lays the foundation. Niessing lives and breathes design. Everyone contributes in his or her own unique way.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rebecca Rose : Sculpturings


Rebecca Rose’s work blends luxury with urban street art, as well as activism relevant to social issues; the approach offering a way to see and prompt discussion on social change as the work moves with it's owner, rather than art waiting for its audience. Sculpturings are that art form. Functional mobile sculpture on a small scale.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Karl Fritsch : Rings Without End

Karl Fritsch : Rings Without End

"There is always a reason to make a ring. But I can also make a ring without a reason."

Karl Fritsch has been primarily making rings since 1992, apart from an occasional other piece of jewellery in between. He works on dozens of rings simultaneously, moving between them, starting a new ring whenever a fresh idea appears.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Jae Hyo Lee : Wooden Furniture

Quite frankly amazing furniture from Jae Hyo Lee, whole logs are attached together and carved into beautiful objects.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ventury : Rock Royalty

Ventury : Rock Royalty

Ventury Paris’s philosophy is simple: design should pay homage to the past, while embracing the future. It should take on a new sensibility, a bold approach. It should rock tradition.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Silva/Bradshaw : Numbers

Numbers is based upon the manipulation of simple geometries. Circles and Spheres were cut, stretched, and twisted to create rings and pendants that have an evocative and elegant shape to them.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fflur : Hiraeth

Fflur : Hiraeth

Fflur’s spectacular final collection is flowing and feminine in style, it features elaborately hand cut leather detail, embellishments including Swarovski crystalized ram skulls and handmade high heeled clogs, all fused in a romantic western theme.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ayala Serfaty: In Vein

Ayala Serfaty: In Vein 

'In Vein' is the first solo exhibition of Israeli lighting and furniture designer Ayala Serfaty in the united states.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Marine Gaveau : Dégustation de Gressinis


The simple form of these hand blown vessels by Marine Gaveau, named “Dégustation de Gressinis” which translates as “Tasting Breadsticks” (thanks google), offers an interesting new solution to serving aperitifs.

Debra Baxter : From the Hip

From the Hip: detail 2

Debra Baxter uses huge alabaster, amethyst and smokey quartz crystals to create “from the hip”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tomas Rucker : Knives

Tomas Rucker : Knives 

Tomas Rucker creates beautiful, yet functional and purposeful knives, with use of oxidation and contrasting colours along with interesting curves and design.

Miguel Vaz : Geometric Vase


Big fan of Miguel Vaz’s geometric porcelain vases', although still in the concept stage I would love to adorn some part of my home with one in the near future.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Birgit Marie Schmidt : I Can't Seem to Get Rid of the Horses


Birgit Marie Schmidt’s graduate Jewellery collection collection is a transformation of her own recurring childhood fantasies of wild horse adventures into wearable jewellery pieces. The collection contains various neck pieces, rings, hoop earrings, bracelet. All hand made by the designer.

Simon Ålander : Water, malt, hops & yeast


Beautiful typography can really influence the way a consumer looks at a product, in this case, the font created by Simon Ålander seems to fantastically match the essence of the product.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Donn Koh : Origami Sharpener


Inspired by the understatement and abstraction of Japanese Origami, this sharpener derives its appeal from the same essence: Creating structure, function and form out of sheet material, using simple processes, with no excessive shapes that ‘over-describe’ the object.

Kristen Baird : Honeycomb Ring

Interesting use of mixed materials sterling silver and glass, from Kristen Baird with her Honeycomb Ring

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Ivan Venkov : King’s Folly


King’s Folly is a project by Ivan Venkov based on the ideas of polarity and exploitation, the composition polarizes the pure natural element, which resonates in black sculpt of the deer and the golden manifestation of allegorical cabinet, which aggregates elements of mundane ravishment.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sruli Recht : R¿ng

R¿ng by Sruli Recht is a 10carat white gold Möbius band with a hand tapped 16gauge internal thread to receive three uncut rough diamonds set individually into screw-in external thread-form propeller claws.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf : Fear.Less

Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf : Fear.Less

Fear.Less is a collaborative project between Daniel Ting Chong & Jordan Metcalf. The objects are all representative of weapons/items used in acts of crime in South Africa, both by criminal and the law.

Supakitch and Koralie - Euphorie


Simply amazing illustration instillation collaboration by French duo Supakitch and Koralie. Make sure you check out the video below, its just stunning, although I'm wondering if they where sponsored by Posca?!?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Iris van Herpen : Capriole – Paris Haute Couture Show

Iris van Herpen : Capriole – Paris Haute Couture Show
Normal rules don’t apply…..
Iris van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. She creates a new direction of couture that combines fine handwork techniques with futuristic digital technology .
Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to re-evaluate reality and to express and underline individuality.

Wendell Castle : Carpenters Workshop Gallery Exhibit

Wendell Castle : Carpenters Workshop Gallery Exhibit
The Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London exhibits new pieces created by Wendell Castle
especially for the event. A collection of six unique and limited edition items are derived from the traditional idea that chairs are put against a wall when not in use. As a rebellion against this way of thinking, the sculptural forms visually ground themselves in place,
refusing to be shoved against any surface.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Darkroom : HAUNTED Opening


What an evening! Darkroom’s Haunted went off with a bang last night, as throngs of invitees made it down to drink Absinthe and check out Quentin Jones installation, as well as checking out everything else Darkroom has to offer.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Darkroom : Haunted – Sotis

24 carat gold vessels  - Click to close

As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)

As soon as you set eyes on Sotis Filippides's ceramics, you want to touch them and it is this tactile quality that has become the trademark of his work.From generous bowls to tall, tapering pots, each piece is a tribute to his love of texture.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Darkroom : Haunted – Porte Monnaie

Darkroom : Haunted – Porte Monnaie

As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)

Porte Monnaie has a design aesthetic which keeps its focus on product longevity with a playful sense of style.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Darkroom : Haunted – Maryam Keyhani

Maryam Keyhani

As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)

Maryam Keyhani’s necklaces are self-titled works of art. No, literally: the Tehran-born, Toronto-raised designer was a painter first, brushing her feathered flights of fancy onto the canvas necks of imaginary women. Soon, like Pygmalion, she fell in love with her creations and wanted to give them life; to make them real.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Darkroom : Haunted – Fleet Ilya

Fleet Ilya
As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)

Fleet Ilya are masters of leather goods, making jewellery, accessories and bags.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Darkroom : Haunted – Jonathan Saunders

Jonathan Saunders

As part of Haunted, Darkroom are showing other key designers along with Quentin Jones’s (click Here to read the previous article)

Revealing part of his autumn/winter collection Jonathan Saunders fantastic work will also be on show.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Darkroom & Quentin Jones : Haunted


This debut project for Darkroom experiments with space and form and utilises
the vantage points of the store’s large window area, whilst incorporating interactive display elements.

Quentin Jones has been keenly interested in combining surrealist photomontage with the moving image. Her films have become known for collaged imagery being overlaid with graffiti-style painting, all building to a muddled vision of femininity, wild beasts, fashion and modern-day beauty.

HAUNTED exposes the opportunity to view Quentin’s illustration style brought to life in a 3 dimensional window installation.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Royal Asscher : Stars of Africa

Harrods will have the largest collection of Stars of Africa jewellery in the UK, including the limited editions with pink diamonds and the Royal Stars with orange diamonds, which are a tribute to the Royal Dutch family for the extension of the Royal title earlier this year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

David Roux-Fouillet : Diamond Shot

David Roux-Fouillet : Diamond Shot

Specially made bullets are quite literally shot into jewellery to create the setting. Roux-Fouillet’s bullets are composed of 24ct gold, diamond, tool steel, and ivory, turtle shell, bull horn or silk (depending on the model). Bullets can be fired into rings, earrings or pendant structures made of platinum or 9ct gold.

Monday, October 17, 2011

V & A : Power of Making Video

imageWhat do words like "craft" and "skill" mean in 2011? That is one of the questions that the exhibition ‘Power of Making’ seeks to answer.

Running until the 2 January 2012. Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. Curated by Daniel Charny, the exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Barbrulee : The white version.

Barbrulee : Fall Summer '11. The white version.

Polina Knyazeva is a largely self taught designer, with a background in architecture and a fascination in and love of the interesting use of forms and materials.

Wallace Barros : Wooden and Rubber Jewellery

Wallace is based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He studied at Federal And State University Of Minas Gerais and graduated in 2008.

Miyamoto Manufacturing Co : The "Higo" Knife

Traditionally known as the Higonokami, the "Higo" knife has been produced by Miyamoto Manufacturing Co. since the late 1920s. This style knife was developed in 1894 by the hardware wholesaler Tasaburo Shigematsu, and the blacksmith Sadaharu Murakami, and soon after it quickly rose to great renown in Japan.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

David Bielander : Building a Steak of Creativity


“Building a Steak of Creativity” showcases the results of David Bielander’s collaboration with Michelle Taylor. During his West Australian residency the Swiss-born jeweller met many people from Perth’s cultural sector and this exhibition captures Bielander’s interactions with, and perceptions of, the city’s cultural genealogy via a series of life-sized photographic portraits of some of Perth’s creative personalities taken by Taylor on Coogee Beach near Fremantle.

Daniel Zelig : Keys, Ceramic Necklace

Daniel Zelig : Keys, Ceramic Necklace

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sarah Straussberg : Jeweller, Graduate Collection

I first met Sarah at the most recent New Designers, I was instantly drawn to her work, hidden away in a corner of Brighton University’s stand, her work stood alone in its maturity and quality, but why?
The most obvious answer is the simplicity of her work. The way she uses line and shape to a great effect, her work becomes sculptural and intriguing, add to that her use of colour and texture meaning each piece has a life of its own.
She brings her knowledge of shape and form from her previous work, and uses its beautifully in the jewellery she creates. However she trained as an applied artist, and she forms un-expected sculpture, illustrations and photography, as well being a “jewellery maker”. After graduating she now creates bespoke jewellery in London.

Sarah Straussberg : JewellerSarah Straussberg

Straussberg’s jewellery comprises of Sterling Silver using 18ct Gold vermeil. Some pieces include black resin, creating a sealed form, complimenting the brushed matt surface of the Gold.
We love her work and a some of her pieces are now available to buy on F7’s shop!!

Sarah Straussberg : Jeweller

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Henry Hargreaves : Photographer, Food Of The Rainbow

Are you hungry? if so, don't read this..
I’m a huge fan of Henry Hargreaves’s work. Although he began as a model working for such fashion houses as Prada, Yves Saint Laurent and Jil Sander, he eventually turned it around and became the one behind the camera.
I loved his Last Meal series, and later he published a book on nothing less than 3D BOOBS which, as I'm sure you can tell, I enjoyed immensely.
His most recent offering Food Of The Rainbow, styled by Lisa Edsalv, is as playful as it is delicious.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kyoko Hashimoto : Australian Jewellery Designer

Using familiar techniques in inspired ways, Kyoko fuses fashion and jewellery in extremely attractive and wearable ways. Her Bumble Bee pendant is just amazing, and the addition of the information on the back of the pendant lending that little bit extra.
Kyoko Hashimoto is a Japanese born, Australian raised jewellery designer. After graduating from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Kyoko went on to exhibit at Sydney’s most influential galleries including Object, Quadrivium and Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2005 she moved to Tokyo where the lure of the city’s vibrant underground fashion and music scene inspired her to start a new jewellery label.
Drawing from early reference points in both eastern and western ideologies, Kyoko creates refreshingly unique pieces of jewellery that are sophisticated, bold and feminine. Using premium material and construction techniques, each piece of jewellery is carefully designed and crafted by Kyoko in her studio in Sydney, Australia.
Kyoko Hashimoto
Kyoko Hashimoto : Australian Jewellery Designer

Friday, October 7, 2011

Esther Lord : Silversmith

Daisy Choi : Jewellery, Diamond temptations & Stone Magic

I first came across Daisy Choi’s jewellery in 2010 at Origin, her work is interesting and unique.
A jewellery artist and designer-maker. A Gold Award winner of the Fashion Jewellery category at the 2010 Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards, her design ideas are inspired by everyday objects, and blend artistic expression with wearability.
Diamond Temptations is a humorous and playful take on diamond accessories. It consists of a series of princess cut and emerald cut diamond-shaped silver, black rhodium plated silver and rose gold rings, earrings and necklaces.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

lauren kalman: Hard Wear, “Art Jewellery”

Lauren Kalman creates visually stunning jewellery.
With humour, sexuality and appreciation of traditional techniques she investigates perspectives of beauty, body image, value, and consumer culture.

This is real "Art Jewellery"
lauren kalman: Hard Wear