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Friday, May 30, 2008

Charlotte Fontaine / Matt Silver


Switzerland's Charlotte Fontaine is a fontaine of gorgeous jewellery! I'm swooning over her work in enamel, resin and matte silver.



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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Kimberley Selwood / Liza McLaughlin / Glitter Jelly



Butterfly rings to satisfy both the visually- and verbally-inclined. Double butterfly ring by Kimberley Selwood of the UK and scriptural "butterfly" ring by Liza McLaughlin, based in Brooklyn and L.A.



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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Andrea Huppers (Galerie Rheingold) / Elisa Solomon


Would I have to take up hunting and fishing to wear these, or can I just get by in a flannel shirt? (Hello, Seattle, 1991.) For more updated seal rings and other modern pieces, visit German jeweller Andrea Huppers' Galerie Rheingold.



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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sarah King / Arata Fuchi / Madame M


White holes sure are pretty! I love these resin rings by UK jeweller Sarah King — especially the grouped pieces on the bottom, which use the ethereal quality of translucent white to lovely effect.


Below, more white(ish) rings from Japan's Arata Fuchi; the pale colour actually comes from fine silver powder.




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Monday, May 26, 2008

Leo Cahn / Leda Daverio


Holland's Leo Cahn creates small metal constructions, some of which happen to be rings. There's lots to explore on the website of this former film FX technician, like this mechanical fan ring (above), perfect for the weather that's been heating up here of late!


If you're like this woman and prefer to "labour" yourself, there's a manual fan ring, too (if that's not a pregnancy bump, consider me duly mortified):




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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Joanna Rutter


Weekend quickie: cuteness from England's Joanna Rutter.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Good Wood / Simone Vera Bath


Bookending this week with more knuckledusters is Good Wood, out of — where else? — New York City. Rings from their '80s-infused production line (below) are US$40 each; custom work (samples above) also available.




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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Marie Borgen / Filomeno de Sousa


Ahh, smell that air! Spring is in full force, which means the rings you planted last fall should be sprouting nicely now.



Adorable and anything but garden-variety, these silver and acrylic rings were grown by Danish jeweller Marie Borgen.



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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Atipika / Mio Studio / Diane Falkenhagen


From shag to Peruvian, Chile's Atipika has all your rugged ring needs covered.


Or, if your taste runs more toward hardwood, there's Lancaster, PA's Mio Studio with their modern pieces in wood and silver.




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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Michael Dale Bernard / LittleGun


For those of you not fluent in English, these pictures of a pistol and pistil might help translate this ring for you. No matter what language you're most comfortable with, you'll want to see the rest of L.A. artist Michael Dale Bernard's wild, aggressive jewellery.



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Monday, May 19, 2008

Chrissy Angliker / Mali Silverwear


Because sometimes, you need to engage in hand-to-fin combat with a trout: fishing knuckles by Swiss designer Chrissy Angliker.




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Friday, May 16, 2008

Martina Christoffel / Marina Callis / Hubert Verstraeten


Pleats-a-plenty! Is this transparent foil piece by Switzerland's Martina Christoffel a ring or a time portal? I'd like to try it on but I'm afraid my finger will end up somewhere in October 2027.


Below: more pleats, more colour from Argentina's Marina Callis, who employs several different folding techniques to create these textile colour bundles.




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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gandolfi / Ease Design


Spain's Gandolfi has got my blood pumping with their sleek pairings of resin and silver. They also have a number of rings that look more suited to gas pumping, like this intricate motor ring:




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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Uta Knoop / Sigurd Persson


Gross: Starbust candy. Not gross: starburst rings! Pictured above are delicate nylon and gemstone starbursts from Germany's Uta Knoop. Also pictured, in black and white, are silver starburst rings from the 1960s by late, great Swedish silversmith Sigurd Persson (here's a direct link to the rings).



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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Peter Skubic / Tineke Van der Eecken


And you thought I was joking yesterday about keeping your rings neat and tidy. Wild wire rings by Austria's Peter Skubic, originally from Yugoslavia (now Serbia).



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Monday, May 12, 2008

First Floor Items (Floor Spigt) / Manuel Charpenet


This is one plastic retail tag you don't want to cut off. Dutch designer Floor Spigt of First Floor Items turns a throwaway item into a system for keeping your stackable rings in a neat, ordered pile.



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Friday, May 09, 2008

Julis Jacobs / Pilz Schmuck



Julis Jacobs is from the future!





Okay, so it's 1982's version of the future, but still!


The first set of rings, all circuits and wires and plastic, is from the Dutch artist's "Have You Updated Your Body Yet?" series, which plays on the idea of pacemakers and artificial knees as signs of "men becoming cyborgs" (cyborgs that won't be running any marathons, I presume.) Also pictured above are digital number rings from "Your Numerical Code." Visit his site for tons more, like his "Re-membe-ring" collection of rings (and other sentimental items) embedded in larger rings, and pieces like these, below:




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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Melanie Favreau / Steven Trussell


Well, if the end is near, might as well accessorize for the occasion. I'm a big fan (and customer!) of Montreal's Melanie Favreau, who designed this end-of-the-world "Kaboom! Kaboom!" ring set (US$95 for both, shipping included). Check her shop for more pieces in that fun, distinctive style, including more rings in silver (samples below) and solid resin (not pictured).




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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ana Margarida Carvalho / Fifi la Ferraille


"A door without a knob is a wall." That's the premise behind this "gripping" (sorry) collection from Portugal's Ana Margarida Carvalho, whose colourful rings and pins consist of silver, nylon and rubber. Wear one and prevent a door today!



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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Takehide Ozaki / Laura De Monchy


Aluminum cans in clear plastic rings? I can't be sure what inspired Japan's Takehide Ozaki but I can only see it as an ingenious take on the common six-pack. Visit his site for more creations, like the bullet skull rings (samples below) and cigarette necklace.




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