THE MOTOR
July 28th 2017
Summertime and the livin’ is easy

Fantastic and huge braided fair-trade hammock from Nepal. Add a perfect version of the famous aria from Porgy and Bess (Gershwin) by Willie Nelson or this one by Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, heavenly! Store Sukha

July 26th 2017
Objects of personal adornment define a person’s social status and serve as a redeemable investment – Nikki Couppee

Beautiful presentation of jewelry which votes preciousness, while all is made out of cheap materials (metal, plexiglass, bubblegum, nail polish, you name it). “From the beginning of culture, the intrinsic value of the materials used in jewelry making has always been a reflection of an individual’s or family’s wealth. Even today only the social elite have the chance to wear extravagant expensive jewelry. I create stand-ins for the real thing.” Jewelry Nikki Couppee

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July 24th 2017
Open, fixed, clustered – Laura Wood

She began her career in the arts studying dance. which led her to making adornments for the body. The colorful powder coated metal gives her jewels a contemporary, raw and strong presence. Material phantom quartz, powder coated brass, sterling silver, steel Jewelry Laura Wood

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July 24th 2017
Plastic ocean – Thirza Schaap

I love the debris at the shore and am still figuring out how to translate that into jewelry, like bunches of silver chains with pieces of seaweed made out of wood and tiny pearls…so this is pure inspiration. The engaged photographer lives in South Africa where 80% of the food comes from the ocean. She is spreading awareness of the plastics-in-ocean-problem, by showing posters of sea-worn trash in the buses over there. Photography Thirza Schaap 

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July 7th 2017
Blah-blah-blah 1

From a Facebook friend – came a ‘Blah blah blah’ suggestion for a jewel, which I turned into this bracelet. Material 13 x 42 mm rhodium-dipped 1st grade silver with a blackened chain & lock with seed pearls (small natural pearls, formed in saltwater oysters)

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July 7th 2017
Blah blah blah 2

A bolder (15 mm wide) version of the brace with varioust chains and a little bright red precious coral.

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June 30th 2017
H A H A H A

Experiment with 1mm indentation stamps.

June 30th 2017
Happy choker Lies

When I make presents for friends I often just grap all materials around me and make something out of it. This time I’d just visited a stone setter who milled the square emeralds inside the pearls.

June 30th 2017
Cheap & Tiny

Looking for a tiny house? What about these? The polyester buildings were built in 2013 for students and contain a toilet, tiny kitchen and heating. They can be stacked too. Producer Klein Units Price €3,500

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June 30th 2017
Supreme knickknacks

Want a great bag for the price of a tiny house? Just today – June 30, 2017 – a beautiful fresh mens collection by Louis Vuitton collaborating with Supreme is  available – and often sold out within minutes – at Pop Up stores worldwide, there’s one in Paris: Pop Up Colette Collection Supreme and Louis Vuitton (video)

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