Use of sequins reaches another level on these meticulously ornate and decorative works. London based artist Sequin Kay draws inspiration from Indian culture and its interpretation of light and spirituality. If you are around London this December go and see Kay’s works in HangUpGallery where she will be exhibiting with Lauren Baker. Kay also collaborated with Philip Levine on the amazing head piece shown below that was displayed in Old Street underground station in London.
Aluminum sheets and flexible PVC wires, weaved together using traditional techniques from Rwanda, from the Wire project by Israeli designer Maya Ben David.
Colored gypsum 3D prints from the series of wearable objects by visual artist Maiko Gubler.
Accessories and objects made of antique small pieces, human prosthetics or broken porcelains from the Feeas series, by Spanish designer Remedios Vincent.
When the Portuguese arrived in the area which is now present-day Brazil, the American Indian population was over 5 million. European disease and other factors decimated the indigenous population reducing them to the thousands. The Kayapo are one of the Native American Indian groups that survived and have resisted assimilation by the European invaders.
These days thousands of the Kayapó tribe are forced out of their native land, since Brazil’s president, Dilma Vana Rousseff, has announced the ‘at any cost’ construction of the pharaonic Belo Monte (!) dam, on the Xingu River in the Amazon.
The world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam will be a global ecocide, as flooding 400,000 hectares of the world’s largest rainforest can libarate massive amounts of methane gas and destabilize tremendously river’s vast biodiversity.
Take action and support tribe’s unequal fight :
Sign an online petition here.
Body ornaments made of found plastic or porcelain everyday objects, in this case tea cups, by jeweler Sarah Kate Burgess
Handcrafted rings made from various hardwood off-cuts, designed by Cincinnati based studio Ampersand.
Giraffe with the Zebra Legs necklace
Prima Ballerina Hippo-Lolita ring
Jumbo Star Brother brooch
Second Peleton necklace
Grey Lady with the Chicken Legs brooch
Camouflage Deer with Target Pants
Foal with the Sprouts Head brooch
Yellow Kelly necklace
Mixed media jewelry by Dutch designer Felieke van der Leest
A series of industrial jewellery pieces that absorb your fragrance and work as diffusers, to avoid any skin contact with the perfumed liquid from Dutch designer Jody Kocken.
Some facts on fragrance industry:
Up until the 20th century most perfumes were made with natural animal or plant ingredients and were a luxury to have. Perfume became more accessible with the introduction of synthetic ingredients. The first synthetic fragrance was created from coal tar. Now waste byproducts could be used to make fragrances that smelled like flowers and be sold to the masses for less money.
Even though personal-care products must list their ingredients, fragrances can keep their ingredients a secret because they fall into the “trade secret” category. The word “fragrance” may be used on any product that has a given odor, but there’s no telling what “fragrance” can stand for.
Over 4,00 chemicals are used in today’s fragrances and 95 % of these chemicals are derived from petroleum, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Research by Bionsen, found that the average woman’s daily grooming and make-up routine means she ‘hosts’ a staggering 515 different synthetic chemicals on her body every single day and parfumes are -by far – the first on this list (250!).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) listed 20 common perfume ingredients on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list, such as benzene, benzyl alcohol, limonene, acetone and ethanol. Many of these chemicals list headaches, nausea and other complications as side effects.
Stunning handmade accessories by this year’s Saint Martins graduate Grace Lepard. Grace is using acrylic inks in leather to produce the individual pieces of the collection, inspired by birds’ plumage and flight.
Rope jewelleries by Fern Elizabeth influenced by climbing technology. WWT saw them in flesh yesterday at Saint Martins Degree Show and we were sincerelly blown away!
And just a minor detail: The model in the pictures might be beautiful but the shots in overall are somehow concealing the pieces’ striking colours and formats, trust us, they look way more impressive!