The Standard Gets Nailed

The hotel's publishing imprint presents a new book from Chicago-based artist Dzine

The Standard, positioning itself as a culture and lifestyle brand beyond its current roster of hotel properties, has once again succeeded in making an artful book under their publishing imprint, Standard Press. Following their first publication, “What Me Worry,” by artist Andrew Kuo, comes “Nailed,” by the edgy and multi-talented artist, Dzine. The artist’s work typically revolves around themes of beauty, style, culture and fine …

Ccchu Necklaces

Hong Kong-based designers create ornamental statement pieces with pompoms and tassels

The husband-and-wife team behind the eco-friendly clothing line Ccchu, Ching Ching and Michael Chu, continue their exploration of what they describe on their Facebook page as “alternative ways of designing” with their recent collection of statement necklaces. The limited series of unique necklaces combines brightly-colored pompoms with massive tassels for a variety of bold pieces for those looking to make a statement. Their pièce de …

History and Industry

Painter Irene Wood's jewelry collection inspired by ancient royalty and tribal wear.

Painter Irene Wood makes abstract works exploring growth, displacement and decay. But when it came to the Seattle-based artist’s first serious jewelry collection, inspired by accessories of ancient Greco-Roman, Egyptian and African royalty, she delved into wearable art with a much brighter perspective. Strands of geometric beads come in eye-popping primary hues, natural wood, stone finishes, metallic and clear plastic, in both monochromatic and multi-colored …