BLAC silver skull bangle £115
BLAC double skull ring £89 and skull ring £79
‘On May 18th, thirty years ago, at 8:32 a.m., the ground shook beneath Mount St Helens in Washington state as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck, setting off one of the largest landslides in recorded history - the entire north slope of the volcano setting off gigantic explosions and eruptions of steam, ash and rock debris. The blast was heard hundreds of miles away, the pressure wave flattened entire forests, the heat melted glaciers and set off destructive mudflows, and 57 people lost their lives. The erupting ash columns shot up 80,000 feet into the atmosphere for over 10 hours depositing ash across Eastern Washington and 10 other states. Collected here are the photos of the volcano and its fateful 1980 eruption.’
Frightening and beautiful at the same time.
These amazing images are form the Netherlands photographer Koen Hauser
Pictures taken from Emmas designblogg
Yes please, when can I move in?
To follow up Ciara’s blog about stones and minerals yesterday, I thought it would be suitable to show these amazing futuristic shoes by Andreia Chaves.
The “Invisible Shoe”, below is an asymmetrically mirrored low-cut boot,and looks like it has been carved out of a diamond. The idea behind it is that the shoe will reflect its surroundings and blend in with any environment.
Photo by Fernando Biagioni
Also part of Andreia’s work is the “The Prism Shoe”, which is just as beautiful and interesting. To read more about Andreia Chaves, check out Yatzer.com
Photo by Ian Murphy
I would love to get my paws on some lovely rocks such as these for a collection, I think they look beautiful in their raw state, uncut.
Images found on http://ffffound.com
Found these rings available on www.designboom.com. A fantastic website full of innovative design.
Packed in a set of 4 colours (yellow, red, blue and black)
Hours of fun!!
‘Growing jewellery’ collection by Hafsteinn Juliusson
This is the work of Icelandic designer Hafsteinn Juliusson, who has created the ‘growing jewellery’ collection. Combining both jewellery and gardening, the collection is a series of hand rings that contains real Icelandic moss. Wearers need to take care of their jewellery by frequently watering and trimming it.
Juliusson’s ‘growing jewellery’ store can be found at Reykjavik Art Museum, where his pieces are displayed on sand beds under spotlighted growing lamps.
Airline routes around the world
I have just won my first bell jar on ebay, yay!! My first of many I hope. Hannah and I would like a collection of them to display our jewellery in. Oooo so excited, some bell jar insperation…
Julia De Ville
Some images from Julia De Villes’s Installation ‘Cineraia’ at Sophie Gannon Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne.
‘Night’s Plutonian Shore.’
‘The Anatomy of a Rabbit’
“I consider my taxidermy to be a celebration of life, a preservation of something beautiful. I feel strongly about the fair and just treatment of animals and to accentuate this point I use only animals that have died of natural causes.” Julia De Ville.
Julia has now combined her taxidermy with Jewellery and created ‘DISCE MORI’ (Latin for learn to Die.’
To prove her dedication to her art form, Julia has donated her body to Germany’s renowned Institute for Plastination. After her death, it will be dissected, filled with a special polymer and preserved for exhibition.
Wow that’s what I call devotion, she also points out that she only uses animals that have died of natural causes.
More road kill jewellery treats..
Peppard says ’ …when they become sculptural headpieces, necklaces and cuff-links, the specimens cease to be waste and become objects to behold. RP/ENCORE makes use of the city’s leftover.’
How would you feel wearing this controversial stuff???