What’s in a Word

350 Words for Jewellery isn’t the kind of a book you’d bring on vacation. Instead, jewelry designer and researcher Barbara Schmidt’s deliberate prose leads the reader on an intellectually stimulating journey that roams broadly through the expansive world of jewelry.[i] Referencing 75 different languages, Schmidt follows the deep connection of jewelry to all aspects of …

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Paul Derrez

Paul Derrez’s Pride Power Project and Rainbow Chains

Today, demonstrations to make a public statement about any social, political or environmental issue often become flamboyant events. Crowds flock the streets. They dress up for the occasion wearing clothes, hats, flags, and handwritten protest signs that express their grievance, ideals, or aims. Since texts appear to be more powerful than signs, political buttons have …

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Thank You, Simone

  “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity” has always been one of my favorite quotes. Lately it made me meditate on the topic of attention in the context of jewelry. I found out that the author of these words, the French philosopher, mystic, and activist Simone Weil (1909–1943), saw attention as a …

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In Conversation with Diana Pardue

The Heard Museum aims to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation, and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes. Founded in 1929, the institution presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, collaborating with Native American artists and tribal communities to provide …

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