Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shop Update.

elta rings, shown in brass + sterling silver

vik mountain studs, in sterling silver + brass

a little shop update, in that grey part of the season between collections and the puzzle that is pre-fall. introducing the elta rings and vik mountain studs, both inspired by the stark mountain landscapes from my travels to iceland; i especially love wearing my elta rings together in different metals to evoke memories of the mountains and trees as seen in the reflections of a lake or stream during a mountain hike. check out the rest here. :)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


so very honored to share that vsco has chosen one of my favorite images to be featured on vsco grid, a portrait of two of the loveliest ladies i know, ariele alasko and mazie girl. snapped during one lovely sunday afternoon spent at prospect park with the pups, head on over to vsco grid to check out the rest of the beautiful imagery or check out my grid here.

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Arrivals!

new arrivals are up in the shop! introducing the aska, raya and edda rings in brass and sterling silver. they all stack together exceptionally well; my favorite is to stack multiple raya rings together in sterling and brass, or even a little raya stack with the 'v' facing upwards and topped with an aska ring. :) happy shopping!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

special edition releases + an imminent shop update.

remember these guys? ;)

in honor of the upcoming independence day holiday and to give independence to some necklaces i've been holding onto for awhile, i've re-stocked the shop with a super (super) limited edition of the natural dyed cotton rope necklaces. there's a three and five bead version available, and when i say super limited, i mean super limited (as in there may or may not only be one of each in a couple of these styles! ;). my favorite part about these are the found stone/pumice beads - the three bead style features very lightweight glazed pumice beads while the five bead style features slightly smaller glazed lightweight stone beads - these guys are brilliant beautiful! each bead is like a tiny world strung on cord; there are mountainous rises and falls, crevasses and pits in each of these beads - no two are alike but each is amazing. snag 'em up, i tell ya! and no bias here, honest. 

however, if rope necklaces aren't quite your thing and you've been waiting patiently for more metal jewelry updates - hurrah! a shop update will be coming very soon, either end of this week or first part of next. this update will include a few new pieces such as the aska ring, the raya ring (another view here) and the edda ring. if you've been following along on instagram, chances are you've seen them in recent updates - they'll finally be available in the shop soon, soon! 

and lastly, a little holiday discount because what would a holiday in america be without a reason to shop? ;) use code 'happy4' for 20% off all purchases through sunday, july 7th. happy fourth of july, everyone!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


the view around these parts, lately.

compromise. such a great concept in theory, something altogether different in practice. living in nyc is a never ending exercise in compromise. the apartment's great? well, the neighborhood's probably not so great. what's that, the rent's reasonable, borderline too good to be true? ding ding, it probably is! this dining table that you'll probably never find again that's yours for a song and dance? well, you'll have to pass on that too because having any amount of space in this city to put a dining table in is like finding diamonds in a coal mine; probably not altogether impossible, but highly, highly improbable. 

(disclaimer: that dining table example? totally did not happen to me a few weeks ago...nope, not at all ;).

i'm immensely thankful to live in an age where we have access to so many great resources handed to us on a silver platter and where it's incredibly easy to connect with amazingly inspiring people that i otherwise would never have had the pleasure of meeting, but i often think about the effect that it's had on expectations...namely, inflating them to sometimes unrealistic levels. levels which then lead to unrealistic consequences, when those expectations aren't met. a few examples - we dive headfirst into a spiral of despair, of heartbreak, of thinking something must be wrong with us, that we're the ones who must not be good enough yet everyone else is super duper great (ok, dramatic examples yes, but i hope it's obvious i'm not speaking from personal experience here, right? ;) . 

i realize i'm probably playing the world's tiniest fiddle here, to some degree. i've been one of the lucky ones - i've made some amazing connections over instagram and twitter who have moved on to become real life friends, but such double edged swords are these tricky little guys. instagram has grown to be an amazing community of such kind, generous and amazing people, but right around the corner from all that good lurks the bad, too.  it's much too easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing and what you're not, everyone else's success and your seemingly lack thereof, everyone's great travel adventures and your involuntary house arrest, the list goes on and on...and it's this, these thoughts here, that spiral we were talking about earlier? yeah, you can see where i'm headed. i realize it's wrong. i realize it's totally unhealthy. and absurd. and unfortunately too easy a path to choose. we are our own worst critic goes the saying, but the adage is exponentially worse this day in age when all you're surrounded with are reasons to judge yourself harshly (and unjustly so), and a million points of comparisons against others that's probably best likened to comparing apples to oranges; yeah sure, we might be all fruit at the end of the day, but everyone's situation is different. well, it's exhausting. and i'm done. yes, it's slow going, learning to manage my expectations one day at a time, but just like compromise, realizing it's a great concept in theory but an even harder thing to achieve in practice makes the practice all the more worth it.