October 11, 2017

Pasta-Inspired Sterling Silver Necklaces That Help Feed the Hungry

Do you remember those kindergarten classes spent making masterpieces out of pasta and glue? Pasta art just got a lot more sophisticated thanks to Delicacies Jewelry, who recently released a line of pasta-inspired sterling silver necklaces. The collection, entitled Al Dente—which is the Italian term for perfectly-cooked pasta that’s firm to the bite—was created in collaboration with Barilla. Each piece is based on your favorite pasta shapes, from a bowtie-shaped farfalle to the corkscrew-like Rotini.

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August 28, 2017

25+ Works of Art Inspired by the Grit and Glamour of Cities Around the World

Artists regularly find inspiration from their surroundings. While nature is often the focus, the urban environment also provides a never-ending fodder for creativity. This is both formally, from its outward appearance, and conceptually, as the hustle and bustle of everyday life is distilled into a single image. City art manifests itself in different ways, from photography to sculpture to even home decor items.

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August 6, 2017

20+ Pieces of Modern Map Art Putting a Contemporary Spin on Cartography

Given the experimental nature of contemporary art, cartography may not seem like the most avant-garde practice. However, many of today's top creatives are transforming the ancient art of mapmaking into a mesmerizing modern art form. Here, we explore several pieces that illustrate this innovative approach to maps. From minimalist graphics and animated drawings to grid-based jewelry and jackets, contemporary interpretations of the humble map are as eclectic as the locations that inspire them.

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June 21, 2017

Brilliant Resin Jewelry Encapsulate the Swirling Beauty of the Real World

We often wish that we could harness the splendor of the natural world and carry its beauty wherever we go. While that is but a dream, there are ways to encapsulate that feeling through the things we wear. Miha Debeljak of Wood All Good creates wood and resin jewelry that’s “in harmony with nature.” Available as pendants or rings, the pieces are colorful, statement-making accessories inspired by locales in the real world.

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