Sunday, November 16, 2014


 Delicious Objects exhibit presented by DRAFTspace at the Highline Loft features 27 International designers

The tables are set at the Highline Loft and for 3 days--from November 13-15--guests are invited to feast their eyes on Delicious Objects, an exhibit of closely curated jewelry and handbags. Spread across two dining areas, drool-worthy accessories from 27 top emerging designers are splayed on plates, spilling from glasses and speared by silverware. Presented by DRAFTspace the exhibit was "conceived not only as a feast for the senses, but as a way to challenge conventional perceptions of fashion and style" according to Joseph Pastrana, the event's publicist. Keep reading for details...

 Love From Venus (LFV), Australia

Infused with culinary elements, jewelry becomes the main course, served with flawless execution and excellent plating technique. Atop two long tables veiled in white, each designer is allotted a place setting to display a tightly edited selection of their bespoke designs. Metal, gems and mixed media are on the menu with modern interpretations of artistic adornment. Each designer brings something special to the table. Bianca Makris' crochet, chain and grosgrain collection captures a commanding corner section with her bold use of scale and materials. Vienna based eletrodorn converts digitized subjects into jewelry made of new materials. Elaine B's geometric isolation is cleverly highlighted in her pieces; my favorite is the treatment of diamonds in the invisible diamond ring. Hong Kong based Oblivion presents a sculpted amalgamate of leather and metal. A delicate deconstructed simplicity is present in Roula Dfouni's geometric forms. Alongside the jewelry are small handbags by Lapidis and Jie-Euen Choi. Click the links within the post to view more of each designer's offerings.

Elaine B. Jewelry...airy + simple + thoughtful, Made in Charlottesville

Elaine B favorites--Invisible Diamond Ring, Honeycomb Necklace

 Nina Athanasiou metalworks

Electrodorn, Paris Zompir Ring (4) and Belladonna Ring (3) 

 The debut collection of Bianca Makris, Cyprus 

 Bianca Makris "combines the crochet lightness and volume with the chain rock 'n roll vibe" [source: website]

Rachel Mulherin jewelry for the modern woman, made with metal, crystal and beads

Banquet room #2

Adha Zelma Jewelry based in Brooklyn, NY  

Margaret Ellis Jewelry made with metal + pearls, Nashville 

Campiardenti anodized aluminum jewelry

 Liko, incorporating gems in jewelry 

Well done, all around!

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