Skulls, lungs, and human hearts might not be the prettiest of subjects, but Japanese textile artist Hiné Mizushima turns human organs into delightful embroidery designs for her series of wearable brooches. Her Kogin Embroidered Anatomy Brooches were part of a themed exhibition in Boris Zakkaten gallery in Tokyo earlier this year, displayed together with a collection of body-inspired textile pieces from other artists.
German designer Britta Boeckmann (of BoldB) creates sand and resin jewelry that captures the beauty of Australia’s ocean landscapes.
Wish you could keep the world at your fingertips? Thanks to today’s travel-loving designers, you can!
What if you could wear the entire universe on your finger? Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun.
Artist Gésine Hackenberg transforms ceramic plates, bowls, and dishes into exquisite pieces of jewelry.
There are certain cities that should be on every art lover’s list.
Illustrator Hannah Kienzle uses her artistic skills as a way to express the beauty of the world around her. Inspired by nature and her travels abroad, the Florida-based creative fashions enamel pins featuring ethereal art. Her most notable pieces revolve around Moth Pixies—figures that are part human and part winged creature. They have the body of a slender woman whose head is affixed with antennas and can fly thanks to an elegant pair of wings.
Over the past several years, there’s been a notable revival of the arts and crafts movement.
Vancouver-based studio Secret Wood creates captivating rings that showcase Canada’s natural wonders.
If you like celestial statement pieces, you’re destined to love what you discover in the My Modern Met Store. In our out-of-this-world online shop, you’ll find a selection of jewelry that will leave you starry-eyed, including a solar system set, a moon phase necklace, and this Aurora Borealis ring by Secret Wood. Within each ring’s resin bauble is a miniature winter wonderland.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the space jewelry trend has taken off.
What better way to celebrate a loved one’s birthday than with the gift of their own gemstone?