Yes, I did promise another historically inspired interior in my last post, but I'm going to hold off for a moment as I'm slightly interior designed out. And as I received a great submission a few days back from Travis James who's work is below. His work made me stop to think about the nature of jewelry in general. That to some degree jewelry is entirely a manifestation the of archaeologic or the unearthed object, I think his pieces are quite interesting. They represent a new archaeology, being an urban one. An archaeology perhaps of the industrial revolution, which gives rise to a new jewel, the machine part. These pieces were parts of real machines, and in someone's toolbox. They have an authentic history and archaeology onto themselves.
In terms of design, I love the dual sex nature of them. Not easy to achieve in jewelry I don't think. They are masculine in their industrial nature, so I can see a man wearing them. While in form they have an implicit functional elegance that works for a woman as well. Actually quite sexy in my opinion. There's links below the images for you to reach Travis's site. Or you can simply go to What Goes Around Comes Around in SoHo to find these. Thanks Travis!