Moroccan Rag Rugs

July 15th, 2012 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Rag Rugs on Parade

We’re big fans of the Moroccan carpet, but we’re currently obsessed with its wilder cousin the rag rug. Made from recycled bits and pieces of different wool and cotton, these vibrant, multicolored constructions are also known as Boucherouite, from Moroccan Arabic “bu sherwit” meaning “a piece torn from pre-used clothing; scrap.” Moroccan weavers moved towards this technique as the country became more industrial and less focused on livestock, limiting access to pure wool for carpets. Each piece is handmade from available scraps and woven into haphazard, lively patterns; no two rugs ever to be made the same. This is partly what gives each one its mysterious and whimsical charm. We have rugs in both the city store and out at East End, so be sure to stop by both if you can and see the full range of these beautiful rugs. Look for them online soon as well.

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Chad Ypon

July 2nd, 2011 / by Paul / no comments / permalink

Chad Ypon Jewels

Chad Ypon Jewels

New jewelry in from Chad Ypon, purveyor of powerful gems and adornment . These 22k gold necklaces include stones like black coral, lapis lazuli, fire opal and diamonds, and each piece is incredible right down to the clasp.

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Old is New Again

April 17th, 2011 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Late 1800's Double Finger Ring

Sometimes I’ll wake up to a night’s worth of emails from Lori, with her amazing finds from the internet; like this antique ring from Berganza Jewelry. Made in the late 1800’s, the emerald in the center is engraved with “Salam Allah” (Peace to Allah), while the two cultured pearls sit amidst some incredible gold scrollwork. Check out some of our more contemporary offerings on this classic design, which, apparently, never goes out of style.

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9th Day of Valentine’s: Chad Ypon Italian Coral Ring

February 9th, 2011 / by Paul / one comment / permalink

Chad Ypon Pola Apoy Italian Red Coral and 22k Gold Ring $2640

Chad Ypon Pola Apoy Italian Red Coral and 22k Gold Ring $2640

There are rings, and then there are 22k Gold Pola Apoy Italin Red Coral rings, which are in a whole other category. Chad Ypon, the designer of our featured piece, comes from a school of jewelers that believe every surface of the jewelry deserves attention, because anything that touches the body (even the insides of rings) should be beautiful. A great mentality like that definitely makes for an amazing gift as well.

With that in mind, come marvel at this piece from all directions in person and take 10% off through February 14th.

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