Jill Platner + Waterworks’ Isla Collection

The NYC jewelry designer and sculptor injects tactile elegance to the bathroom

Our 2010 studio visit (video below) with NYC-based jewelry designer Jill Platner revealed a genial spirit who looked most comfortable when forming and playing with her materials of choice: silver and gold. Though metal can sometimes give off a cold, pristine feeling, Platner’s expertise has been in creating accessories and sculptures that desire to be touched and held, almost like an extension of the body. …

Circle Hook Light

A beautifully basic reinvention of a fluorescent bulb

by Barnaby Slater Striking the fine balance between sculpture and practical lighting, ITP alum and studio CW&T designer Taylor Levy continues to play with form and function with her new Circle Hook Light. Like her successful 8 Light ASCII Display Terminal, Circle Light Hook reinvents a simple concept through methodical construction. The fixture re-imagines the ubiquitous but often inconspicuous circular fluorescent bulb, primarily installed in …