Iconic Designs. Cartier

SURREAL GENERATION continues the Iconic Designs series with a second chapter devoted to the house of Cartier. Panthère Panthère de Cartier is probably the most recognizable and desirable animal in the jewelry zoo. Firstly introduced in 1914 as an onyx-spotted panther-pattern female wristwatch, this cat has never left the Maison ever since and found its place in collections of the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, … Continue reading Iconic Designs. Cartier

Stylishly sustainable

Having a 100% sustainable life is far more than utopistic. Anyway, all of us can reduce the impact on the environment in a way, which suits our lifestyle. Upgrading your wardrobe might be one of the options, and it doesn’t require any compromises, thanks to an impressive variety of brands offering sustainable apparel of different styles. Here is a short, yet comprehensive list of male … Continue reading Stylishly sustainable

Fashionable anatomy

Humans’ anatomy is one of the most unpopular motifs in jewelry and fashion. We might like seeing body parts in photographs, we admire naked bodies on paintings, and we find beautiful the nudity sculpted in marble, but are we attracted to wearing a brooch depicting a naked butt? It appears that the design of garments, which cover and decorate the body, almost excludes parts of … Continue reading Fashionable anatomy

Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva, an editor

Dear friends! I feel pretty confused writing this letter to you. Firstly, because being confused is my default mental status since last spring. The way I imagined this period in my life is very far from what is currently happening, as well as yours I dare to guess. Secondly, I don’t feel like advising on how to live this new version of life, how to … Continue reading Letter from Evgenia Pukhaeva, an editor

Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning

Engagement is one of the few rituals celebrating love in its purest form. The value of an engagement ring is not in its price, but the symbolism, in a promise and the hopes it gives. In January 2021, De Beers, in partnership with Blue Nile, released the Ten/ten Botswana capsule collection of engagement rings. Ten female jewelry designers were asked to make 10 rings, reflecting … Continue reading Ten/ten Botswana: small rings with a big meaning

A short introduction to sustainibility

If you search for hashtag #sustainable on Instagram, it will give you 9.1 million results with pictures of literally whatever: clothes, interiors, food, animals, skincare products, landscapes, and people. The core concept of sustainability deserves a series of books, and can’t be thoroughly explained in the format of a magazine article. This only wants to be a short introduction to sustainability, by the example of … Continue reading A short introduction to sustainibility

Iconic Designs. Bvlgari

Iconic designs are those designs that stand out, like the iPod Touch. Evergreen milestones of design. Even if we can’t immediately recall the name of the author or don’t know it at all – like the Volkswagen Beetle, we connect our collective memory to them. So deeply intertwined with our society that they look as if they have always been in it – like the … Continue reading Iconic Designs. Bvlgari

Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima

The father of modern jewelry, the engineer who is considered the most influential British jewelry designer of the 20th century. The creator of the most remarkable watch collection. The owner of the record of 11 de Beers Diamonds International Awards. One can see his pieces worn by the Queen during official ceremonies and on Instagram selfies of Marc Jacobs.  The name of Andrew Grima is … Continue reading Lovely chatting with Francesca Grima