Month: April 2012

Season of JAR: a connoisseur’s approach to gems

As yet another eye-popping jewel by the Bronx-born designer known as “JAR of Paris” goes on the block next month, a few observations of what a designer can achieve by going against convention when it comes to gemstones.

Snakes and stones: female designers in Bali

Carolyn Tyler and Penny Berton both found a haven and outlet for their creative expression in Bali. Both invested a chunk of their lives developing a little design industry there, and both have since retreated somewhat to their roots. Tyler…