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.

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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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Michelle Oh: Jewellery, Personal, Detailed, Intimate and Humbling

How do you turn your parents divorce into fantastic jewellery?

Michelle Oh’s work is personal, detailed, intimate and humbling, using family problems as inspiration she manages to detail the little things that we all love about the people important to us.

She writes;

The beginnings of this project came to me in a time of personal turbulence. My parents were separating after nearly 3 decades of marriage. In one of the letters my mother sent me, she used a funny analogy to describe the experience:

” It was said that when a couple came together in marriage, you are like this playdough, maybe one of you has blue colour, and the other has yellow colour. When you become one in marriage (or living together, not necessarily in the formal marriage), you are melting into each other, you are not blue anymore and the other is not yellow anymore. You become some kind of green. And when you need to separate from each other (divorce or else), you will not be able to go back to being blue and yellow. Both of you have changed into something else. That’s exactly how I felt. “

This analogy has stayed with me since then. I was old enough to understand why some things have to change in life, and that change is inevitable, but there was always a part of me that resisted this transience.

In an attempt to channel my feelings and frustrations productively, I decided to base my body of work around this idea. Each piece in my collection is in some way or another a collaboration between myself and my partner; whether in the actual textures captured, or by the circumstances in which they came to be. I wanted to create an object-diary, expressing and documenting our shared experience within a shared space through the presentation of textures we come in contact with on a daily basis.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Maria Maclennan: Altered Ephemera, “Parisian cues and handwritten letters”

Her jewellery work encompasses the use of photo etched and oxidized silver, freshwater pearls, hand-printed and tea-stained muslin ribbon, faux rose petals, sapphires and rubies, antique lace and vintage ephemera.

Maria’s work combines the romanticism of Parisian cues and handwritten letters with her love of vintage ephemera, and through her jewellery.

She writes; “I strive to translate the ephemeral imagery of beige pages, antique lace and vintage written matter into precious jewellery and tactile altered art. My degree show collection, ‘Altered Ephemera’, explored a series of altered books, altered matchboxes and precious miniaturized containers, which romanticize a poetic, vintage aesthetic.”

Since exhibiting at the prestigious New Designers graduate showcase in London in the Summer of 2010, she has exhibited across the UK, with her work having been heavily featured in the press by sources such as The Jewellery Observer and Vogue magazine.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Genna Delaney: Jewellery

About her own work she writes; Architecture is a major influence in my work which inspires both geometric forms and organic sculptures. Movement is also a prominent force where rare coloured stones can be moved along the labyrinths of my work. My pieces are tactile, playful and sculptural. Natural rock formations influence the texture and layering of many of my designs. The Scottish landscape has influenced some of the curves and shapes of pendants.
I enjoy working with precious metals such as silver and gold. I love using unusually shaped stones and I set them in innovative ways into many of my one-off pieces. However, I also experiment in incorporating non-precious materials such as plastics; glass and resins too.

Genna Delaney

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gustav Reyes; Contemporary Wood Art Jewellery

I don't think I've ever seen anyone use wood in such a way in jewellery before. Amazing results, amazing rings.

"The desire to create is the vehicle by which we, as humans, extend our minds and souls beyond the limits of our physical selves." ~gustav reyes