Spiritual Skin

February 17th, 2014 / by Kali Hays / no comments / permalink

Tattoo’s may seem ubiquitous amongst the cool kids now, especially if you live in a city like New York or Los Angeles, but they are far from a recent trend. In Spiritual Skin: Magical Tattoos and Scarification anthropologist and photographer Lars Krutak takes a serious look into the ancient rituals of tattooing and scarification in tribal communities from Papua New Guinea to Sub Saharan Africa.

Spiritual Skin $200

Spiritual Skin $200

 

In his work that began about a decade ago, Krutak explains that tattoos and scarification are not merely for looks or to demonstrate status or accomplishments. For these cultures they are imbued with magic that provides strength, protection, and power with the universe. The Author gives a brief explanation here:

Whether or not you think tattoos are magical the photos are stunning and give a peek into worlds that, while they seem far away, are filled with people that have hopes and fears.

 Photos by Lars Krutak

 

 

 

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Love Adorned pops up in Montauk

July 11th, 2013 / by Lily / no comments / permalink

Pop-up Shop at RuschmeyerWashed up on the Eastern Shore of Long Island, a Love Adorned pop-up shop at Rushmeyer’s in Montauk, showcases some of our favorites from the city and Amagansett stores. But, we’ll let our friends at the Times Magazine tell you the full story. 

 

Love Adorned: Summer Session is open through September at Ruschmeyer’s, 161 Second House Road, Montauk; (631) 668-2877

Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 11th, 2013 / by Andrea Duchon / no comments / permalink

Dad’s day snuck up on us this year, but that doesn’t mean we’re skimping on his gift.

 

Here’s a list of our top picks for Dad – easily the hardest person on our lists to shop for:

 Raen Sunglasses

Raen Sunglasses – Upgrade Dad’s specs with a pair of these awesome shades. Built out of a classic style, you don’t have to worry about Dad looking like he’s trying to reclaim his youth, but you also don’t have to worry that he’ll be rocking his taped together aviators all summer either.

Chief Handmade Hankerchiefs

Chief pocket squares – Getting married this summer? With all the focus on the ladies, it’s easy to forget that Dad’s gonna need to dress up, too. Tell him to ditch the generic Men’s Warehouse pocket square and slip into a Chief one. Inspired by Frank O’Hara and the landscape of Hudson, NY, Dad might get a little nostalgic wearing it…but not as nostalgic as he’ll get watching you walk down the aisle.

Love Adorned Vintage Pocket Watch

Vintage pocket watches –You probably didn’t want Dad watching the clock around midnight when you were in high school, but now that you understand the importance of timeliness, outfit Dad with a vintage watch – both classy and practical.

Giraterra Men's Black Soap

 

Black soap – Manly! Smells like man! Hear Dad roar!

Poler One Man Tent

Poler tent – If your Dad’s anything like ours, he’s still holding on to his “vintage” tent from the ‘70s. And if you’re anything like us, you realize that “vintage” really means drafty, leaky, and old. Dad deserves some new camping gear and you should be the one to give it to him.

Lou Zeldis Woven Bracelets

Lou Zeldis woven bracelets – Ok, we’ll admit that not every Dad can pull this off, but if your Dad’s old pics could ever end up on this blog (http://dadsaretheoriginalhipster.tumblr.com/), we think you should go for this one.

Nick Potash ID Bracelet

Nick Potash ID bracelet – Don’t think Dad can make a woven arm party work? Go a more industrial way for his wrist with an ID bracelet customized just for him.

Elementary Double Screwdriver Set

Elementary screw driver – If your Dad is Mr. Fix It, we’re willing to bet this gift will be a winner. Handmade in London by a cabinet maker, these screwdrivers are a modern twist on a toolbox standbyi

Swiss Army Knife Tool

Swiss Army Golf tool – What golfer needs a repair tool, ballmarker, groove cleaner, cap lifter, toothpick, tweezer, scissor, and nailfile hanging off their belt whenever they hit the green? The answer: all of them. Make Dad look like an all-star at his next golf outing when you hook him up with this all-in-one set.

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What Mom Really Wants

May 7th, 2013 / by Andrea Duchon / no comments / permalink

At Love Adorned, we’ve been on the look out for the perfect Mother’s Day gifts for our dear ol’ mums. And with only — days left until the clock strikes MOM, we thought we’d
share our picks with you. Not that you’ve procrastinated on getting a gift or anything. We would never think that about you.

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Lauren Wolf Rose Gold Band with Black Diamonds

Kali: I’m getting my mom the Lauren Wolf rose gold band with black diamonds. I chose to get it as a starter ring that I can add to over time, with other bands/rings in
other metals if she wants. It’s a tall order gift, but alas, I didn’t get her anything for her birthday in February, so I feel like she deserves something extra fancy.

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Upstate Silk Shibori Scarf

Miranda: I bought my mom the Indigo Hajime Upstate Scarf. I already gave it to her because I wanted her to be able to use it for the winter-to-spring transition. She’s been
wrapped up in it since the day I gave it to her – she loves it!

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

Michele Quan Ceramic Birhouse

 

Lily: I think one of the Michelle Quan birdhouses would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift. The textures and color in her ceramics would look beautiful hanging from an
oak tree somewhere in the Oregon woods. Soon enough it would be full of finches, bluebirds, sparrows, and wrens. The birds would fight over who gets to make a nest in the home. [IN STORE ONLY]

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Lou Zeldis Gold and Pebble Earrings

Ally: I’m getting my mom a pair of dangling Lou Zeldis pebble earrings. Not only are they beautiful, but my mom also loves Lou’s story. He was a good friend of Lori’s who
traveled the world collecting pebbles and rocks from beaches and streets to create his treasures. He liked to say it was his way of turning the mundane and forgotten into something special.

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Polly Wales Cognac Diamond Ring

Vincent: My mom has always asked me for a 3-stone ring that includes the birthstones of her three children. After all these years, I’m finally taking the plunge this Mother’s Day. I’m only slightly annoyed that April’s birthstone is a diamond. I have my brother to thank for the extra cost.

Lori: For her birthday in January, I got my mom her first iPhone. After a glass of wine at her birthday dinner, she defiantly declared: “What the hell am I going to do with this thing, Lori?!”

Stained Glass Feathers

Stained Glass Feathers

Fast forward five months later and she loves the thing – she’s texting photos to her granddaughters, speaking in text code, and yes…even stalking Instagram. When we
put the stained glass feathers in the window of the store, she saw them on the Love Adorned Instagram feed and promptly called me to say that they’re the most beautiful things she’d ever seen. BAM! Makes my job easy. Happy Mother’s Day! [IN STORE ONLY]

Handmade Mother's Day

Handmade Mother’s Day

Nina: I always draw my mom an original card and make sure to call her first thing.

So the moral of the story here is, it doesn’t matter if you’re getting mom the most expensive gift, or the most original. At the end of it all – JUST CALL YOUR MOTHER ALREADY!

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From Cosmic Dust: A Conversation with the Artist behind Kria

March 3rd, 2013 / by Lily / no comments / permalink

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The artist on her vision and inspiration. In her own words:
“The genesis for Kria came upon discovering an Arctic Tern skeleton, named the Kria in Icelandic, on a black lava beach east of Reykjavik where I am from. But, I continue to cultivate my inspiration from my friends and my family and where we all live in relation to Nature. My vision for Kria has been of the essence I see in the natural form, and what those forms remind me of when taken out of their natural context. I want to create jewelry that enhances beauty in compliment with other designs, and which creates beauty on it’s own in a sculptural sense.”

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“Jewelry and adornment are the oldest of human traditions dating back 100,00 years with shells and beads. I hope to nurture a natural kinship with those instincts for people who wear my jewelry, I want them to feel like it is a part of them. It might sound pretentious, but the intimate relationship people have always had with what they choose to adorn themselves with seems to cultivate mysticism, and I hope somehow my designs can be a tangible reflection of that.”

Kria at Love Adorned

Kria Jewlery at Love Adorned & loveadorned.com

“I continue this path of discovery and find shapes whether they be in Nature formally or otherwise. For if anything comes from nowhere, it comes from the same cosmic dust and therefore the same nowhere as everything else.”

Shop for Kria Jewelry at Love Adorned, 269 Elizabeth street and online at loveadorned.com.

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Tough Love

February 12th, 2013 / by Vincent / no comments / permalink

Tough Love

You love him because he shows you his soft side. He won’t tell his friends over a beer, but he practically invented spooning. Yeah, he fronts the tough guy, but he’s a snuggle bunny to the core! Help him maintain his carefully curated persona this Valentines Day with tough guy accessories head to toe.

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Love, A Continuous Lean

July 26th, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Blog Post on A Continuous Lean

We are beyond flattered for this excellent write up on A Continuous Lean, one of our favorite blogs on the internet. Trust us, we read a lot of blogs so that is saying a lot. ACL is a top authority on smart, thoughtful shopping and curates some of the best taste in the world. Started in 2007 by Michael Williams, A Continuous Lean “serves as a discovery agent for those with an appreciation of quality, style and provenance.” A career in PR has landed Williams at the helm of his own firm in New York (with business partner Ali Paul), managing clients like Levi’s, Red Wing Shoe Company and Sunspel. His blog is credited with birthing a certain heritage-chic men’s style, starting an intelligent dialogue on straight men’s fashion and allowing him collaborations with brands like J. Crew and Gant. Wherever his work goes from here is sure to be good; we’ll definitely be following.

Click HERE for the full article.

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Retro Sun Vintage

July 18th, 2012 / by Paul and Lori / no comments / permalink

Vintage Persols

Sunglasses are one of the most luxurious accessories to shop for, the best way to make a face feel powerful and protect your eyes from dangerous rays. Retro Sun Vintage was created when it’s owner, Nicole Miller, discovered a warehouse full of deadstock frames and began collecting them from all over the world. Fitting them with new hardware and upgraded, UV protectant lenses, they are revived to their original splendor with all the modern accoutrements. Stop by both of our stores to  check out vintage frames by Persol, Nina Ricci, Gucci and Christian Dior among others. While you can only hope to look as good as our favorite East End customer Cole does in all of these sunglasses, glasses as cool as these will give you a real head start.

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Love, Katie Finn

July 11th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Love, Katie Finn Jewels

When we opened the East End store, we knew it would be the perfect place to explore new ideas and work with old friends on special projects. It’s also a great place to introduce one of our very first exclusive designer collaborations: Love, Katie Finn. Lori has been a longtime fan of the powerful simplicity in Katie’s jewelry and, when looking through her massive (and ever expanding) stone collection, thought these unique pieces would really find their voice with Katie’s aesthetic. Fossilized Coral, Jasper, Turquoise and White Eye Agate all find themselves surrounded by Sapphires and Rubies in pieces you’ll definitely want to behold in person.

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Summer Bracelets

July 8th, 2012 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Scosha Bracelets: Stacked to the Max

Something about the wrist feels right to adorn in the summer time. The sun is out, you’re waving to your friends, catching the breeze out a car window and splashing around in the ocean. This is the season of the wrist. Whether you’re going for the layered look with Scosha, hippie chic with Elisa Solomon, world traveler with Lou Zeldis or urban stingray with Lauren Wolf, this is the time to mix, match and meld all your wonderful bangles together into powerful summer stacks. Summer birthdays? New best friends? Bracelets have got ALL the answers.

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