While the idea of being in the presence of a real life snake can be quite daunting if not frightful for many the use of snakes in jewellery always has been quite prevalent. Viewed in some cultures as a symbol of rebirth or fertility snakes are also seen in parts of Africa as a symbol of inner strength, energy, and spiritual power.
Aida Bergsen’s Medusa collection inspired by mythological symbols includes this snake ring which artfully curves on the hand in a way that is thoroughly Highsnobette -worthy. See another image on the flip, it’s available from Couturelab.
Poladarium will be my desk calendar for 2012 and my go-to present for all my photo loving friends. Love.
I would get an iPhone just to be able to outfit it in this…
I’ve been on the hunt for a watch since my Swatch fell apart in Rio and seem to keep coming back to the ZIIIRO Orbit in banana. Not quite sure how one tells time with this piece but I do love how bold it is.
I’m in the market for new glasses and stumbled across Drift Eyewear’s line of responsibly-sourced wooden frames. My initial thought was that this was the optical equivalent of wooden tennis racquets – chunky, clunky and cumbersome (like Billie Jean King’s trademark specs).
Far from it. Drift Eyewear’s handmade frames are constructed from sustainable wood and the brand’s patent-pending laminated steel core. Each pair is hand finished for maximum comfort. The temples use the innovative PressureFLEX Technology™. This patent pending design provides an optimal combination of strength, flexibility, and balance. The balance is particularly key – preventing the frames from sliding down your nose (or if you’re bridge challenged like me, keeping the slipping to a minimum).
Also, the wood temples are waterproof and UV inert. This means they will not be affected by sun fading or being left in the rain. The wood frames are also very green, manufactured with FSC woods, zero VOC adhesives and coatings, organic fabrics, etc.
Now the bad news or if you’re an elitist, the exclusivity factor. The Timber collection (the ones I quite fancy and that are pictured above) are a limited collection of 100 pairs of each design. They are also available only at limited locations, in Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. LA friends, you can pick up a pair at:
HOFF OPTOMETRY & EYEWEAR
1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
and I want one! Wifi + 2 Years Free 3G + the Cloud.
My unhealthy obsession with owls means I really want this suit. My long torso however is just crushing that dream. The summer suit search continues…
Now where would I store this beauty…