Thursday, March 18, 2010

Repurposed Bouquets

Paxton Gate, one of my favorite stores in SF stores, is now offering floral design.
I particularly like this found object arrangement. Flowers are so fragile and ephemeral, seeing them juxtaposed with something so sturdy is positively poetic.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Missing Pieces

Losing someone close is like losing a piece of yourself. That's why I love these wood and sterling Puzzle Piece Necklaces by Studio AMF. A modern twist on the traditional mourning jewelry. These are beautiful pieces in their own right, mourning or not.

For me, these necklaces embody a poetic interpretation of this Victorian mourning pendant, with its more literal sentiment Heaven Has in Store What Thou Has Lost, as featured on the wonderful website Things Gone By.