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blues run the game

At night I fly over the housetops,
And stand on the bright moony beams;
Gold are all heaven’s rivers,
And silver her streams.

Stevie Smith

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31dec2016

Are you as welcoming of 2017, as us two?!?

 

All jewellery we made.

All photos plagiarised. Source: very famous very dead painters.

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History has a head and a tale but no tail

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History’s haunting halo.

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Unactivated.

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This cat’s eye is in power.

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Virginal.

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Hepburn.

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Warhol.

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Roger Waters and the frame shop uncle so cooool.

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Therapy they say I didn’t say.

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BOY this is delicious!

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GIRL this is succulent!!

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Dr Alice Wonderland.

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Rubies have rights too.

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Two favourite pastimes. Wanting & eating.

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How to tell the doctor about this?

dec2016

First prototype of plique-a-jour is more like Bahamas.

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Only one backside on this chair please.

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Attempt At Advertising.

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Whichever way you look at it…

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This story has many others.

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Following Life

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All the above are Chinese jewellery from the early 20th century right up to the ’70s.

Can you believe how much allure they have?

 

First life,

Then spaces,

Then buildings –

The other way around never works.

 

It is possible today many artists are makers of an art that needs to find its way back to life again.

Did Fernando Pessoa not say that literature is proof that life is not enough?

Jewellery, like literature, or art, is that confession.

And that’s the complexity.

 

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Routine amongst rogue

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Making even the darkest sublime, our job.

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This slow suitcase of our work.

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Can’t tell work from rubbish, Part One.

 

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Can’t tell work from rubbish, Part Two.

 

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If I stare long enough, Part Three.

 

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If I move them about, Part Four.

 

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I will keep you somewhere, To Be Continued.

 

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His eyes are there… Hero, the blackest cat with the voice of all voices. The voice that saved him and three other trapped cats.

 

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Living in the city means his collar will get lost. Again. And again.

 

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I cannot decide if this shows off his crescent eyes…

 

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Or this.

 

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Chinese crescents.

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Chinese. At the lake, fruits.

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Russian. Frozen, ballet.

 

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Anatomy of Performance by Ngiap Heng, a fellow Joo Chiat denizen.

 

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Beautiful and green with no envy.

 

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Small and beautiful, knows no war.

 

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The Wind in July

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Greeeen…

 

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and with some action in the right light…

 

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it’s purple!

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Alexandrite, natural, a color hard to photograph, and harder to describe.

 

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A diamond with lines is firm. There are no facets to distract.

 

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Pared down to perfection. Mid century stillness.

 

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Plastic trees remind you of feelings. Everyone notices them at the store.

 

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The ficus tree outside our store is shedding. We used its bare sticks for these.

 

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Alexandrite, the princess, carried on a sedan, on her way to be crowned queen.

 

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Nature and nature.

 

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If it’s good enough to…

 

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Things made with soul look a way you can and cannot predict. Like the wind.

 

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A ring we are currently working on…

 

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… what if we use a dark stone, and platinum?

 

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Late 17th century. Raw and rough, a bare loveliness.

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Light begins life.

 

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The minimal instruments that HY cooks with. I looked at it one day and could not formulate an equation to my happiness.

 

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Our stove, and my delusion love cooks itself.

 

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The green thing is the newest addition. It makes soup without letting water evaporate! F&#k yeah science! Chinese cooking is never the same again.

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Two for my party.

 

Left to my own devices I would.

 

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Out Of The Dark

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Gimmel keeper rings.

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Castle.

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Tributary.

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Middle.

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One old man was smoking a cheroot and, time and time again, dived overboard with the red-hot end in his mouth. As he emerged from the water, he withdrew the cheroot and puffed away at it contentedly. His trick did not pass unrewarded. (1935)

 

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The nature of unnatural things.

 

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The nature of natural things.



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Crown and composition.

 

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Borealis.


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Moonstone tentacles.

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It seems we only get to the store after dark, so our visitors are mostly restful or restless. Quite different groups. Macaulay Culkin, for instance, has been dropping by every other day. This store is special for animals. We have had many visiting. They come to the door like this, and then I go take out some food.

KAMPUNG.

Restless humans are a breath of fresh air. Even if they come like moths to the light.

 

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Fine Gold Rings

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Touch Wud

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Many antique/fine jewellery businesses have lost their soul. Human beings have been adorning themselves with accessories and ornaments since the Neanderthals walked the earth. Jewellery has always been about our humanity. We want to bring that back. Consumption alone does not bring about a meaningful, magical and memorable life. We want to encourage thinking with more feeling through whatever we sell or create.

On a less philosophical note, we hand build not only custom pieces but all our jewellery. We do things the old way, including setting jewellery with antique techniques. We draw our ideas; we forge each piece by hand. We restore old jewellery like we restore old lamps. When a piece is beyond restoration, we envision another life for it. We do not give up.

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We are adding an accessories category to World Savage, for jewellery that may not be considered ‘fine’ but is fine nonetheless. Old of course. Soul over reason.

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