{Indie Designer Crush} Round and Round We Go

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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This week we're extolling the virtues of circles and the eco goodness that it inspires in the world of fashion + photography. 

In the world of art + design, where would we be without circles? Runways would spill forth with stripes. Canvases would be alight with squares + triangles; critics would have yawned at Picasso's Cubist paintings.

Circles are symbols of infinity – a line that never ends. Circles conjure images of reflective droplets of water, the rings of an aged tree, the bright light of the sun and the moon. There's something exceedingly romantic about these seemingly simple shapes.

Michigan-based photographer Kimberly Blok marries her gorgeous landscape photography to a unique presentation via round photos on square prints. I've decided my new office would not be complete without her artwork.    
 
People Tree offers up double brass hoop earrings, handmade in Kenya: they're the perfect sustainable, season-less treasure. MADE provides hand-crafted designs from Africa like this curved collar necklace in a gold-tone finish. The folks at Dogeared really do believe what goes around, comes around, so they crafted this sweet gold-dipped piece and called it the Karma necklace.

Throughout history, many believed that there was something intrinsically divine or perfect that could be found in circles, and after taking a look at these beautiful baubles and lovely photographs, I'm inclined to think the same thing myself. 

If you love nature as much as I do, visit The Yard for an exquisite collection of images and poetry.

{photomontage by f+d} tree ring image via the yard

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