Melbourne Metal Collective

Australian jewelry designers band together to creatively promote their works

More than an online boutique, Melbourne Metal Collective is an artist-run retail concept for Australia’s up-and-coming jewelry designs with a strong focus on the community of craftspeople who make them. MMC hosts exhibitions, pop-up shops and more to highlight the fresh roster of bright minds currently making up their site, which includes Estelle Deve, Hamish Munro, Henson, Polly van der Glas and Young Hunting. Alchemy—MMC’s …

Julie Rofman Jewelry

Colorful geometric beadwork in an artistic update to the classic friendship bracelet

Call them jazzed-up friendship bracelets or modernist beadwork, Julie Rofman’s colorful cuffs reinvent hippie tropes—even if the Northern California studio overlooking the ocean where she makes them might suggest otherwise. With Andrew Bird or NPR streaming and a horse grazing next door, the Massachusetts native draws on her background as a painter to create intricately-patterned pieces with subtly shifting shades and finishes. This attention to …

Ivy Ross

A designer, artist, marketer and cultural catalyst finds inspiration in sound and pattern

In a corporate world of sales and strategies, marketing maverick Ivy Ross opts instead to chart success with an approach that has pioneered paradigm shifts in advertising. From spearheading covert creative operations for Mattel to stirring up merchandising mojo for Gap’s iconic ‘Black Magic, Black Pants’ ad campaign, Ross fuels concepts through ‘mental grazing’; a term coined by Ross to describe a creative diet of …