Digby & Iona

With his jewelry line, Digby & Iona, Aaron Ruff tips his hat to swashbuckling times of yore. The intricate details and engravings of his spring collection make it a throwback to another time and place.
Samples from it are scattered about Ruff's workshop: brass compasses, miniature spyglasses and gamblers' lockbox keys. He also has a collection of antique brooches and tassels from the American Civil War and British Victorian Royal Navy.
Ruff states, "I'm pretty infatuated with that time period, like right on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution-when the last bits of the world were being explored and there was still a little bit of mystery out there."

And I very much appreciate his sentiment of, "There was a beauty in craftsmanship before we had all of this technology. People spent so much more time making things."

Check out his full collection at digbyandiona.com

All images from digby & iona.


Black Angels

This post combines two of my favorite things: photography and jewelry. Dutch artist Rinze Van Brug uses stark contrast and the human body to showcase the Houman jewelry seen in these ads. The clever juxtaposition of the trees with the painted figures creates a dark and ethreal impact.

 See more of Van Brug's work at the Dutch House of Photography.

Images by Dutch House of Photography


Design by Pidgeon

This Australian design firm totally blew my mind just now! Every sector of their work - from identity to type design to packaging - is simply breathtaking! Their work is innovative and clever, yet uber simple, super clean and totally relevant. 

I aspire to have work that looks like this some day! 

Check them out at pidgeon.com.au

Images from Pidgeon

Steve Goodin

Digital artist Steve Goodin blurs the line between artist and designer. His poster designs offer an overwhelming mix of dimensional typography and organic patterns. 

The amount of detail is amazing! 

Check out more of his work at Creative Tempest

Images from Creative Tempest