Sunday, March 13, 2011

Emily Rothschild

Concealment clothing, long-favored by expert travelers, has more recently been adopted over the years by practical technophiles. Dedicated cell phone pockets have given birth to dresses with iPad compartments, jackets with built-in computer sleeves, and slap bracelets for iPods that mirror watchbands.

Along this trend, comes Emily Rothschild who understands that design solutions can be visually beautiful while still sufficiently serving the intended purpose. Medical IDs are transformed from dog tags into modernist nameplate jewelry, while pills leave their pharmacy plastic bottles to live within visible bubbles at the bottom of drinking glasses.

Our favorite is the USB drive necklace which houses a flash drive within a replica of a turn-of-a-century mourning locket. Lovely, functional and smart, it blends the best of yesterday and today.

Visit Emily Rothschild’s Web site to view pieces and browse a store list.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Peaking Trend: Minimalism

Some say the current minimalism trend translates to wearing no jewelry at all, favoring instead a straightforward apparel piece and a pair of everyday black shoes. And what a missed opportunity really, because the right adornment can eliminate the boring whiff of a stark ensemble, and still remain true to the overall strategy.

Eve Singer’s cuff bracelet dispels the idea that minimalist jewelry is communicated with a simple pair of cone ear studs. The lines are precise and complex, but not overpowering. Adorn your wrist, leaving the ears and neck bare, and you are good to go.

Available online at Castor & Pollux