It’s been 2 years since our home renovation was completed and I’m already scheming to refit our powder room with brass fixtures. I’ve always loved brass fixtures but when it came time to pull the trigger, I hesitated and then backed out of the decision. I blame it on being 7 months pregnant at the time! Nevertheless, these incredible bathrooms are inspiring me to just go for it. It’s never too late, am I right?
Holy moly, I’m obsessed with South African artist Kurt Pio‘s larger than life diamond paintings. Many moons ago, while enrolled in the jewelry design program at FIT, I spent hours upon hours learning how to paint diamonds using gouache on paper – and let me tell you, all those fragmented facets are extremely tedious and nearly impossible to create. Needless to say, I’m blown away by how realistic and dynamic each piece is. Love!
With 10 years of jewelry sculpting under her belt, Joy Sangalang uses the lost wax method when creating each of her stunning talisman-inspired rings, earrings and necklaces. Each piece is carefully hand carved in wax, casted in 14k rose or yellow gold, and then set with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, moonstones and pink sapphires. Her rings are especially spectacular – they’re like ancient, spiritual artifacts, specially uncovered just for you. And stacked together? Even better . . .