Beautiful sculptural jewellery by Su Beningfield.
Although Su discovered her first affinity for working with precious metals during her studies in the 90’s, it was as an architect in LA that she was exposed to the new technologies of manufacture offered by computer modeling and 3D printing.
The pieces are first modeled on the computer and then 3D printed in wax, before being cast into precious metals. They are finally painstakingly assembled and finished by hand. Each piece therefore combines the latest technologies with age-old manufacturing techniques.
Have a look at more of these on her website. www.subeningfield.com
As the festive season is upon us, here are some gift ideas for the glam chic in your life. With Christmas and end of year parties coming up we’ve come up with an outfit that would work for some of those nights out.
1. Purple Jasper Bracelet- Cool Jewelery Design
2. Green Tartan Geometric Dress- Clover Canyon on Liberty London
3. Orange Aso-oke Minisnap Clutch- Urbanknit
4. Green Resin Drop Earrings- Marni available on Liberty London
5. Black Cape- Marcella Moda
6. Navy Court Shoes- Won Hundred Sascha available on Urban Outfitters
Who doesn’t appreciate the sight of a smartly dressed man? It is always lovely to see well dressed men who enjoy and take care with their appearance. Everyone has their own style and one that I greatly admire is that of the Dapper Dude. A mix of wool, leather, smart cuts and bold colours cuts a great image. Here are some finds I particularly like that could be appropriated for such a look.
1. Leather Derby Shoes by Maison Martin Margiela available on Oki-ni.com- £400
2. Grey Wool Coat by Acne Studios available at Liberty London- £510
3. Mr Darcy Vintage Watch Mechanism Cufflinks by Rodology available on TheLostLanes.com- £36
4. Leather Satchel by Orange Street 78- $59
5. Blue Green Chunky Knit Scarf by Urbanknit- £60
Art and fashion have always had a close relationship and often merge into a singular idea, object or item where it becomes impossible to separate one from the other.
This Marni T-shirt embodies just that. It is printed with the colourful work of French artist Christophe Joubert, offering a bold take on the brand’s graphic aesthetic.
Check it out on Oki-Ni
Urbanknit will be at the winter 2014 edition of Crème de la Femme, the sensational luxury networking event created by Screen Nation for women of influence, scheduled to take place on the 3rd Dec at the 5 star Athenaeum Hotel overlooking The Green Park.
Crème de la Femme is hosted by top actress Dona Croll and is a totally unique fine dining gathering of many of the highest achieving women in the UK with a diverse invited guest list that includes Moira Stuart OBE, Mica Paris, Dame Kelly Holmes, Beverley Knight, Natalie Gumede, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many others. See www.cremedelafemme.net
Crème de la Femme is produced by specialist marketing company Screen Nation Media, best known for creating and producing Europe’s leading diverse Film & TV media event, the Screen Nation Awards aka the ‘Black Bafta’s’.
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better way to get your shopping started. Drop in to pick up unique gifts for yourself and loved ones this Christmas. Come and find us with the Vou Brown boutique.
Enter promo Code xmas2014 for £7 discount, so you only pay £3. Tickets available here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creme-de-la-femme-exclusive-luxury-christmas-shopping-experience-tickets-9280559403
The Athenaeum 116 Piccadilly W1J 7BJ London United Kingdom
Date: 3rd December, 2014
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Founded by Danielle Reid and Rob Reid in 2012, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store based on a simple idea that better living is possible through design.
We value integrity, simplicity and craftsmanship. We are drawn to functional goods that are created with care and made to last. The best products are the ones that age well and stand the test of time – goods that will exist long after we’re gone.
They have an online store but have a lovely little shop in Islington, London which is absolutely worth the visit. I have popped in and was immediately accosted by a certain sense of calm. The even muted tones, the soft fabrics, the natural materials used. Lovely
You really do get a sense of the quality and the craftsmanship that has gone into every product that is available. If you like simple, clear, even detailing and design, Folklore is certainly for you.Folklore
Address: 193 Upper Street,Islington, London N1 1RQ, United Kingdom Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5.30pm Telephone: +44(0) 207 354 9333 1 Website: www.shopfolklore.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/shopfolklore Email: email@example.com
I come across so many fabulous designers and makers and in particular African designers and so I decided to start a collection of some of my favourite finds. Kicking off this series of gift ideas is a collection of Afrocentric Accessories which would make great gifts of you are struggling with ideas.
1. Kanga Print Reversible Snood by Kokoberi. Available on Sapelle.com - £15
2. Necklace by Anita Quansah- POR
3. Emem Bangles by Ituen Basi. Available on MyAshoMarket.com- £11.99 each
4. Kita African Fabric Flower Hair Clip & Brooch by Mawusi – £16
5. Farida Patchwork and Leather Clutch by Gidan Nodza. Available on MyAsho.com- £90
6. Tamale Print Umbrella by Babatunde- €16