Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Glamourous and ramshackle jewelry by La Tonkinoise a Paris.

I am delighted to have found La Tonkinoise a Paris:  a brand of delicate up-cycled jewelry.  Created with an arts and crafts approach, it's designer makes use of vintage rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches that she finds in Paris flea markets.  Each piece is hand-made to create unique items that mix together "glamourous and ramshackle, rough and luxurious, rock 'n roll and poetic".

By recycling discarded jewelry, La Tonkinoise's designer has brought to life rejected items to create modern individual pieces with a story to tell.

The name La Tonkinoise is taken from a Josephine Baker song of the same name.  Follow the link to hear this beautiful song ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlcW28ZUxFg

Monday, 6 December 2010

Liberty's festive wreaths

Beautiful dried Hydrangea wreaths at Liberty, London.
A stunning alternative to traditional Holly and Spruce.
Image by Re-Design for Life