Gittit Szwarc, the designer of Knobbly Studio in Israel, crafts minimalistic jewellery that interacts with the human form. All items are handmade in their studio in Jaffa, Israel, mainly from locally sourced materials. Influenced by the human form, Gittit considers all factors when designing; what will it look like from an angle, how will it move when she moves and how does it relate to the natural lines of her body. Lola Who had the chance to talk to Gittit about her inspirations, her design process and whats next for Knobbly Studio.
Jewellery brand Monocrafft is the domain of designer Merrel Westhoff, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The name is a combination of monocrat, the sole leader in a one-person governing system, and craft. With fansincluding reigning designer Donna Karangrowing in legion since 2013, Westhoff is sending her simple yet symbolism-packed pieces on a march into fashionable cities across the globe and we were lucky enough to chat with her.
Kate Miss can do it all. The L.A. based graphic designer, jewellery maker, photographer and blogger has risen above and beyond the challenges of all her creative endeavors. Her jewellery designs are simple and unique; each piece created with a specific vision in mind. In this interview for Lola Who, she tells us about her inspiration, her creative process when making jewellery, and the music that will make anyone feel creative and productive.
Montreal-based jewellery designer and goldsmith Pilar Agueci has been making jewelry for over decade. Her clean and modern designs will effortlessly enhance any urban monochrome chic look. Pilar was kind enough to do an interview with Lola Who about how she got started, finding inspiration in urban architecture, and the importance of always learning new things.
Jewellery can be anything from the final piece that pulls an outfit together, or the very inspiration for what to wear. Arc Jewellery, a Montreal-based brand started by Lina Hu, does all that with modest simplicity. Inspired by architectural and geometric elements, Hu's designs are clean and refreshing. Hu took a break to talk to us about her love for metalsmithing, her fascination for geometry, and spending the summer in Montreal.
For almost all of us, jewelry is something we treasure. Its different than the t-shirts that hang in our closet or our shoes tossed carelessly by the door. Vancouver based jewelry brand, Wylden, makes a point to focus on the simple aesthetics we love. Founder, Trisha Lazaroo, has created a line of products that can be worn everyday paired with any outfit.
Where global responsibility meets artisan crafts - Joan Shifrin, CEO of Global Goods Partners (GPP), speaks up about making a difference by making sustainable connections that create positive change for artisans from developing countries.
A couple of years ago, T. wasn't doing so well. Feeling disappointed with the job market, she slowly developed a successful home-base jewellery line in Portland, now known as Upper Metal Class. T. jewellery designs are elegant, simple and edgy and will add glam to any style. We caught up with T. and gained an insight into her world, her family history, and her incredible commitment to community work.
Kristin and Klaudia Weixelbaumer are a dynamic sister duo from Cape Town, South Africa, to watch out for. Together they began producing well-crafted jewellery for their brand Black Betty in 2012 and have never looked back since. Combining their backgrounds in advertising and interior design, they continue to produce the perfect marriage of simplistic and graphic wearable art. Lola Who interviewed Kristin to get a glimpse into their essence and to find out what makes them tick.