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Thai jewels – Fonthip

Thailand jewelry

Thailand jewelry

While in Bangkok I had the pleasure of visiting the International Arts & Crafts fair 2015 where many very talented designers showcased their products. I found this jeweler – Ms. Fonthip Tangviriyamet – that had a wonderful assortment of various intriguing jewelry.

Fonthip’s style is delicate and almost airy. Fantastic workmanship and you can really tell that nature is a great inspiration since it shines through in all her designs. It is corals, autumn leaves, oriental flowers, message from earth, garland, stopped motion to mention a few of her lines. My favorite is coral. And Stopped in Motion. Which one is yours?

Please check out the website at www.fonthip.com, you won’t be disappointed. I promise.

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 Pictures above from Fonthip’s website

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Unique jewelry made of goldplated copper

Malin Henningsson is yet another talented designer. Henningsson’s sculptural, minimalistic albeit maximalistic jewelry is unique in its design and in choice of material. Jewelry portrayed here is made of goldplated copper and pink quartz.

Each piece of jewelry is handmade by Henningsson in her Stocholm studio, thus after placing your order you’d have to wait a week or two while your unique piece of jewelry is being made.

Not that I’d mind.

More here about Malin Henningsson jewelry.
Buy here

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Photos from FWSS

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WAMP Budapest

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When in Budapest, don’t miss WAMP. WAMP is a community event/design fair that takes place twice a month (on Sundays) in a beautiful building on Váci utca during winter and outdoors at Erzébet tér during summer.

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WAMP is a hub for emerging Hungarian designers and presents them with an opportunity to show, and sell, their work.

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WAMP has two “legs” (if you will) – design and gastro. The Gastro part is –as the name reveals – anything “edible” i.e. jams, chocolate, bread, wine, spirits, oils, sweets, cakes etc.  Important for the gastro section is that all fine food is nicely packaged, organic and served in style (oh, it also contains cool kitchenwares – not edible really, but handy when making all these nice gastronomical stuff in your own kitchen.


Keep up with the dates and places for WAMP here

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When you want to visit WAMP (among other things because there is sooo much more to see and do in Budapest – DMKA will keep you posted)

it is a good idea to stay at a cosy hotel with beautiful design in the central parts of Pest. We would like to recommend Estilo Fashion Hotel, right at Váca utca

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Estilo Fashion Hotel
Váci utca 83
1056 Budapest
Hungary
www.estilohotelbudapest.com

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Old school pirates stuff.

Trend analysis are shivering that gold is the new raw material to wear. Not that gold is very new, it keeps coming and going it seems. But seemingly, it is here again. I find the designs of jeweler Björg interesting. They mix gold with silver and they do it well. I specifically like the small pendants that has interesting sayings on them. You can wear one, you can wear many at the same time on a chain. Just clip on, clip off. There are also cuff links with the same inspiration.

Björg also has rings. My friend Charlotte has this thing about rings. When Björg started selling the rabbit-ring, Charlotte was an early adapter so to speak and to be honest,  I know no one that wear those rings better than her. She sure wears them well. Just for good orders sake. Here’s the rabbit-ring

So, well, here’s another ring for you Charlotte…ta da….

Think Pirates. Think the Caribbean. Blue/green water, lush tropical green, caves, …treasures. This is your gold treasure. Like it could have been if you were there, in the Caribbean searching for treasures I mean. Maybe it is time to go there, if you haven’t been already (or maybe you actually are reading this swaying in your hammock between two palm trees). Well, if you want to go I recommend you to try Grenada. The Isle of Spice (and great rum). And, a loong time ago the pirates were actually there (hence the gold rings!). Usually at the carenage in St. Georges where they found refuge from hurricanes that messed up the trade winds (or maybe they hid from someone?). Nowadays the ships that sail to Grenada is of a different sort. Large. And they don’t dock at the carenage… But the Grenadians are friendly and the pace is slow. The trade wind is caressing your cheeks with its warmth and birds are singing in the lush tropical trees. There are waterfalls, cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg plantations to visit and naturally beaches to explore. Why not book your flight and check in to La Luna Hotel?

La Luna Hotel offers quiet luxury as well as quiet surroundings. Just looking at the pictures it makes my heart pound faster. Talking about heart reminds me of another one of Björg designs. The heart.

You can buy Björg on line if you can’t find a store near you. Click here and you will be directed to the Björg on line store. You’re welcome! (I just know that you thanked me right now).

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Guld. Och gröna skogar?

På väg från den trevliga lunchen med Karin idag passerade vi en liten guldsmedsbutik som jag inte lagt märke till förut. Vilket i och för sig är lite lustigt när det ligger bredvid mitt favoritfik. However, vi gick förbi. Stannade. Och tog några steg tillbaka för att titta på allt det vackra i skyltfönstret. Ett armband fångade speciellt mitt öga. Enkelt men lite annorlunda. Nu har jag beställt ett sånt. Bildbevis kommer när jag får armbandet. Tyvärr hittade jag inte någon bild på mitt (snart) nya armband. Istället fann jag den här bilden. Namnet på butiken? Guldmakeriet. Bara det borgar för lite annorlunda lösningar. Guldmakeriet.

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