I am by no means a jewelry aficionado, though I did stay up late as a child watching reruns of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and I once owned an honest-to-god metal detector that helped be locate enough rusty nails to build a house. I think that gives me enough cred to post these rings by Japanese designer Yasushi Jona. The rings are new, but have been corroded to look as if just scooped up from a shipwreck on the sea floor. One even contains an embedded shotgun shell. (via lost at e minor)
Flinchy is a great new t-shirt company right here in Chicago from Jay Ryam (previously), Diana Sudyka, Tom Stack and a few other talented folks.
I have no clue what I would wear these with, or what event they would be appropriate for, but these are pretty awesome regardless. Available on Etsy for $17/pair. (via coolhunting)
Society27 is a collective of designers working together to create 27 pieces of whatever product they decide to focus on. For their first project they’ve selected shoes and Sneaker/Shoe Model No.1 is the result of months of work. Want a pair? There’s only 27 in existence (made to order) and you need to email [email protected] with your $240 ready. Not only are the shoes insanely beautiful but the carved wooden packaging and overall identity work is stunning. For the hell of it look at this sweet, splintery identity piece they put together:
(via lovely package)
Lots of fun socks from Ashi Dashi. (via hovering cat)
For the ladies! Chicago-based Etsy artist bethtastic is rockin the hand-cast resin bangles. The film negative one is especially beautiful. (via hovering cat)
These impressive sounding EOps Noisezero i+ Eco headphones were designed by Hong Kong based industrial designer Michael Young. They are constructed primarily from cornstarch and bio-plastics and will come in four colors. Eco-fancy! (via creative journal)