Category Archive: Bljøg

Midweek Modness: Monsters of Modernism Charm Bracelet

Charm number two of my planned Monsters of Modernism charm bracelet has arrived. It’s Toronto City Hall by Finnish architect Viljo Revell.

Midweek Modness: David-Andersen Norway Saga Viking Ring

This ring, by Norwegian silversmiths David-Andersen, is a 1960s or 70s copy of an authentic Viking design. Part of the Saga series, the company copied jewels made around 300 A.D. and found in… Continue reading

Collections Week: Buch + Deichmann

In the eighties, I had a truckload of Buch + Deichmann barrettes. Not only do they look cool, but they are the only barrettes that would hold my locks in place. But hair… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Finnish Brass Ring

This ring pretty much encapsulates mid-century Finnish jewellery design. It has one foot in Bronze Age Viking brutalism plus a hippy dippy free form feeling. I don’t know who designed it — it’s… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Hroar Prydz Norway Butterfly Tie Tack and Brooch

I found this pretty little tie tack (pictured above) at the Sally Ann in Southampton last September. It is by Norwegian silversmith Hroar Prydz (what a name!). These basse-taille butterflies were insanely popular… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: A. Lautz Norway Seal Pendant

Look at this adorable 830 silver seal pendant. I feel a special bond with seals — perhaps because grandmother’s family is much linked to the sealing industry. In fact, when she was a… Continue reading

Modnesday: Orange Pop

I may not have been posting about Spring Summer 2011 New York Fashion Week Shows, but I have been following it. And inspired by the orange at Marc Jacobs, I thought I’d share… Continue reading

Classics of Design: Georg Jensen Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe Bangle Watch

What is the opposite of thrift? The amount of money I spent to win this watch in an eBay auction. But I have always wanted something from the iconic design house of Georg… Continue reading

Mid Century Modnesday: Copper Bracelet, Robert Larin Brooch and B+D Bangle

Look at these Mod goodies I got at the Flamboro Antique Show on the weekend. First, the funky copper bracelet pictured above. In the 1950s and 1960s, studio designers and First Nations artisans… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Lapis Lazuli

I heart Lapis Lazuli because its such a cool shade of blue, but look closer and you’ll discover little gold flecks. Physically, it is said to improve sleep and cure insomnia and it’s… Continue reading

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