Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How About Some Howkapow?

Award-winning Scottish knitwear designer Eleanor Bolton's coil necklace. All photos courtesy of Howkapow.

As a jewelry designer, I see plenty of jewelry everyday, and more often than not feel nonplussed. Sometimes I feel like being a jewelry designer is like being a drummer; every jerk in the world thinks that they can do it, but very few actually know how to do it with skill. I know that's a real asshole kind of thing to say, but I'm just trying to keep it real. Anyway, it makes it all the more refreshing when you do come upon new and interesting talent, and Howkapow is full of it. Howkapow is a U.K. based webshop run by husband and wife team Cat and Rog, who only showcase the work of the most interesting breakthrough talents around them. Here are a few of my favorite jewelry and accessory finds on the site. Howkapow also stocks plenty of adorable home decor items too--make sure to take a peek!

Eleanor Bolton coiled bangle

Inca Starzinsky's postage stamp scarf

Barcelona based designer Gonzalo Cutrina's Giant Nile Fish necklace
Gonzalo Cutrina's Disco Pterodactyl necklace

Lucy Peacock's acrylic and metal Harlequin 10 Panel necklace


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1 comment:

Dropstitch said...

I'd love to own all of these pieces!