Have your cake - but don't eat it! Tiny and delightful amigurumi cakes adorn these rings. Life should be this sweet. These rings are designed by Emi, originally from Tokyo and is now living in Los Angeles. Her other amigurumi minis are also worth checking out.
You know those little bread tags that cinch the end of a bagged loaf of bread? Have you even noticed them at all? Well, Melanie Favreau has taken notice of these ubiquitous, nondescript little plastic tags and turned them into delicate sterling silver pendants. I wonder if the stamped date is random, or you can pick one yourself.
Believe it or not, those are real eyelashes (well, not really - but they are made with 'sterilized human hair'.) What would posses a designer to create jewelry with hair? Go ask designer Stephanie Simek who created this eyelash necklace (among other similar ones in her collection.) It's creepy, yet pretty at the same time. The pearls off to the side are like tears, which is sort of poetic, but anything to do with disembodied eyes unnerves me (take for instance, those goofy eyeball Halloween favors).
(Originally spotted at the endlessly fascinating Chocosho.)
I love how Australian jewelry designer, Victoria Mason, has taken something as ordinary and nostalgic as pencil shavings and has turned them into clever jewelry designs. (Note the word 'nostalgic' because lots of us haven't sharpened a pencil in years I'll bet!)
Jason and Lars Dressler, the Canadian twin brothers and woodworkers of Brothers Dressler, make terrific furniture. Above is a photo showing off the attractive form of their onedge ottoman + lounge. Besides being phenomenal woodworkers (and twins to boot) there is something else special about Brothers Dressler: they use their leftover wood cuttings to make equally attractive jewelry and curious toys. Off-cuts of plywood from their furniture are turned into one-of-a-kind bangles and small wooden toys called cutlets. I'm not sure if I like their furniture or jewelry better - but why decide? I'd add both to my wish list.
When 'real' is mimicked so much that 'fake' is as common as 'real', then what would you rather have - 'real' or 'fake'? Think about it. What's really the difference, anyway? If all it boils down to is leather, somewhat better hardware and workmanship, maybe it's not worth the 1200% price difference for the 'real thing'. That being said, if you want to celebrate your fakemanship, get a Perfect Fake from Poketo. For a mere $90, you can flaunt what you don't have.