Le carnet de Mam'zelle Lulu

15 avril 2007

The Daversity Code

Check this out !
(An investigation by Robert Penguin and Sophie Minnow)

I feel very concerned about environment issues. I think it is a very good idea to make that little film, and it is really well made... And even more interesting that the real movie... A proof that you can be aware of pollution and environment problems without necessary being an old killjoy person... :)

05 avril 2007

Abigail Percy

Abigail's jewellery

Abigail Percy is a jewel designer. I accidentally came across her website and fall in love with her beautiful pieces. Even if she claims to be inspired by Paris, this is mostly Glasgow that I see trough her beautiful pieces. The floral patterns, the simple designs, I think the imperceptible influence of MacKintosh and Art Déco is here. And Glasgow, its architecture, its people, its optimism too.

It is a little bit pricey for me, but I think I could make an exception one day. For a lovely necklace, or wonderful earrings for instance. Her pieces are all hand-made, that's the kind of objects you'll keep for years and you won't regret having buy. That's a timeless jewellery. And it's all so delicate & beautiful ! Subtle, girly but not too much… Very "vintage" inspired, but quite modern in the same time. There's lot of pearls, but not used in a classical way. Pearls paired with leaves and flowers patterns don't seem that old-fashioned. It gives them a twist !

My favourite piece so far is the rhodendron necklace, the one pictured at the extreme right of the header above. The leaves earrings are really stunning too. I wish I had discovered her while I was still in Glasgow !

+ To go further : Abigail's jewellery can be purchased at Etsy. She runs a delightful blog, and she also has a Flickr account.