Pep Ventosa‘s style of deconstructing and reconstructing photographic images to create new mosaic-like works is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. His process involves taking as many as 101 photographs of a single subject and then piecing them together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating an entirely new visual experience. I am in love with the image of La Pedrera in Barcelona – I think Antoni Gaudí would be proud.
A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment. Not only is she amazingly talented and fascinatingly storied, Gretchen is one of the most humorous and genuine people we’ve gotten to know.
After raiding a local hardware store for supplies and hardware, we spread out over her workspace, and whipped up several pieces of jewelry while sharing anecdotes. One of our favorite pieces was a necklace inspired by the honeycomb Universe necklace from Gretchen’s collection. With some brass rings, neon cording and a clever trick courtesy of Ms. Jones, this bold statement necklace is a cinch to DIY! (PS scroll down for the giveaway details!)
Drawing inspiration from Americana, the coming of age film The Last Picture Show, and modern influences like Lana Del Rey, Melissa Coker is channeling a 50s meets 60s aesthetic in her spring collection for Wren. Femininity with a hint of rebellion is personified with paisley and floral prints, psychedelic patterns, and punches of bright blue hues in the form of laid-back and classic silhouettes. One of my favorites is the black cutout dress which, along with the rest of the collection, will be available in early February.