All posts tagged: Jewelry

FILE 80 // ALI DEMIREL

If you know Richie Hawtin, you are most likely familiar with Ali Demirel’s work. As the creative director, visual architect and engineer, Ali is the man behind all the visual aspects on and around the stage for Plastikman, M-nus, Enter and other collaborations with Richie Hawtin. Together they have created identities and experiences that are not only entertaining for the audience but also applies innovative and cutting-edge technology. Ali’s stage designs and live visuals have true revolutionized the music industry. It was no surprise to us that he had a degree in nuclear engineering and architecture as his work seems to always incorporate scientific imagery and structural compositions with a clever twist that makes his work speak more “art” than simply “background visuals”. His selection of essentials might be proof that it does not need much to come up with creative concepts: ideas, positive energy and comfort. The only wall between the ideas and the breakthrough is the artist him/ herself and only patience, persistence and curiosity allows for the idea to grow. 1. PENCIL (NO …

FILE 72 // HEATHERED PEARLS

Heathered Pearls is Jakub Alexander, a highly talented but humble multitasker. Working as a producer, DJ, label co-founder, A&R and curator, one might wonder how many full-time jobs a single human can handle. Jakub found a way to do them all very successfully. He is now on tour with his old friend Tycho , who recently got nominated for a Grammy. Obviously, Jakub was involved with this project as well as the A&R at the Ghostly International, a label known for its quality, individuality and forward-thinking involvement in music and art. We visited his new home in Berlin and were impressed how the space resembled his personality and sound: tastefully curated with attention to every detail. As he is based in New York, Detroit and Berlin, his belongings seem to be stripped down to only the things he really cares about: his dog Theo, records, music gear, sneakers and the essentials he chose for this shoot. We like to believe that we found an important key to successful work life balance through a peek into Jakub’s life. 1. PERFUME (MAISON LOUIS MARIE, BUY HERE): There’s a …

FILE 61 // JENNIFER CARDINI

1. SUNGLASSES (PERSOL, CHECK HERE): I really love Italian design sunglasses and especially this polarized “Typewriter Edition” model from Persol. Apparently these models are inspired by the golden age of writing, but for me it’s just the perfect tool to hide those dark eye shadows that are impossible to avoid when traveling a lot and sleeping very little. So I use these glasses to hind behind them when I’m tired or when I feel a bit antisocial after a night out where I played till early in the morning. 2. WEDDING BAND (NO BRAND, JUST LOVE): I travel a lot, and even though I feel very privileged to be on the road, discover nice places, meet lovely people, eat amazing food and to play my favourite records, I also feel a bit lonely from time to time. I couldn’t do all of this without the continuing support and love of my partner. We got married last December and since we did I never travel without my wedding ring, which keeps me comfort during those times. It kind …

FILE 54 // DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE

1. EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE (TOSHIBA): Very important, for music sharing and backup. Everything safe with Mr Schwarzenegger taking care of it. 2. AMULET (NO BRAND): Black obsidian crystal and silver chain to speak only with the truth and repel bad vibes. 3. VAPORIZER (STORZ BICKEL, BUY HERE): Simply the best gadget i’ve ever bought. 4. MASCHINE MK2 (NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, BUY HERE): Just the perfect tool to get your ideas donde quicklyly, and beautiful designed :).  5. SUN GLASSES (SHWOOD, CHECK HERE): These are my favourite sunglasses ever, the wood finish gives them a nice tropical feel. 6. Vaporizer (PAX 1, CHECK HERE): Great and compact size for those times i need to clear my head while out of the house. It keeps me sane in the concrete jungle. Facebook  Soundcloud  Twitter  Website

FILE 41 // CAMEA

1. RING (KJELD, CHECK HERE ) : This ring is a gift from someone very special to me. It is oxidised silver with a black diamond, and was made in Berlin by Kjeld and purchased at Ècole Boutique on Torstrasse. It is my good luck charm and reminds me that over everything, love is the most important thing in my life. 2. PERFUME ( PARFUMERIE GENERALE, CHECK HERE ): I was playing with Ellen Allien at Nista Club in Barcelona a few years ago, and when she arrived into the booth her perfume floored me. I couldn’t even mix tracks for a few minutes! The scent took me back to my childhood, when I was about seven or eight years old. I would to walk home from my best friend’s house in the Summertime, and on the path I would always have to stop and smell these sweet little, white flowers that hung over the wall. I can remember it like yesterday. When I wear this scent it makes me feel comforted and reminds me to stop and enjoy the moment and …

FILE 25 // EMIKA

1. CRYSTALS (NO BRAND, CHECK EMIKA’S KICKSTARTER PROJECT HERE ): They were given to me recently by a dear creative friend, she has changed her path many times and discovered something essential in these crystals, she gave them to me before I started my symphony Kickstarter and reminded me about the power of the imagination. 2. COMPOSER NOTES (NO BRAND): I have always had a book beside me in the studio, I write everything I want to make, edit, change and produce in here.  It’s a part of me. 3. DOLL (NO BRAND): This was hand made and given to me as a gift by a dear fan, I was so touched that someone had made something to give back to me, with beautiful details and execution.  My fans are creatives too, and this is something I always remember. Facebook   Soundcloud   Websitename   Kickstarter  Twitter

FILE 24 // AVALON EMERSON

1. ISOLATOR (BOZURE, CHECK HERE ): My portable isolator, or that little box I travel around with and weird people out with various frequency amplifications and attenuations. 2. EARRINGS (NO BRAND): Earrings donning kokopelli silhouettes remind me no matter how far I travel, at heart I’m still a desert rat. 3. INCENSE (BASTET, CHECK HERE): “Bastet” incense, for channeling clear-minded creativity, lovingly and masterfully hand-blended by the eternal (and powerfully missed) Randy from Sword and Rose in Cole Valley, SF. Soundcloud  Facebook  Website  Twitter  Instagram

FILE 19 // SOUTH LONDON ORDNANCE

1. NOTEPAD (NO BRAND): I’m always writing stuff down – mostly completely unintelligibly, but if it’s gets written down it gets remembered. 2. NECKLACE (THE GREAT FROG, CHECK HERE): This always reminds me of Soho, it’s from the Great Frog round the corner from where I used to work at Black Market Records. I don’t wear that often, but it lives in my suitcase and always reminds me of a good place. 3. SNEAKERS (CONVERSE, BUY HERE ): My old flat was a graveyard for these, I’ve been through stacks of them – my favourite shoes forever. I’ll probably die in a pair. Soundcloud  Facebook  Website  Twitter

FILE 09 // ARGY

1. RING (NO BRAND): My ring is a 100 year old family ring. I have been wearing it for about a decade now and its a mother and son thing. 2. PASSPORT (GREEK CITIZENSHIP ):  I don’t know what i would ever do if i lost my passport. I use it for over 16 flights a month. 3. ARGY & MAMA RECORD (BPITCH CONTROL, BUY HERE): At the moment i am going through the phase of listening to my ARGY & MAMA album with fresh ears and hopefully a more objective perspective. Soundcloud  Facebook

FILE 01 // MICHAEL KLEIN

1. SMART PHONE (APPLE / iPHONE 6 PLUS, BUY HERE ): A love – hate relationship. 2. RING (IDAMARI / NOBLE RING BOLD, BUY HERE):  A birthday present from my partner. I wear it on my index finger. 3. JUICE (DALUMA / SHOT, VISIT HERE):  New cold pressed juice store in our neighbourhood. If I don’t make my own juice, I get it from here. I recommend the lemon ginger one. Soundcloud  Facebook  Instagram  Residentadvisor