Nothing inspires us more than nature. From the banana leaf hanging lamp to the hand-carved monkey head, Brastilo is very much driven by the environment that's made Brazil famous.
Which is why we were all so taken by these fantastic jewelry pieces from Nervous System. As Metropolis Magazine explains, the design duo, both graduates from MIT, base their jewelry designs on patterns found in nature. Metropolis states:
"Rosenkrantz...first conceived of the line while laser-cutting a building model with a facade of shifting hexagons for a class project. Architecture and jewelry, she realized, both like pretty patterns. Those hexagons became the basis for the Radiolaria line, named after the sea creatures whose gorgeous cellular structures influenced Buckminster Fuller."
And these pieces really are amoebic in quality (or are they more like paramecium....my 10th grade biology is failing me). Just take a look at the stunning necklace below, part of their Radiolaria line.
It's both web-like and floral, feminine and stark. It's a wealth of contradictions but still organic. It's a fascinating way to create jewelry.
Even better are the pieces from the Dendrite collection. Nervous System describes the line best, saying, "This is a series of necklaces, each featuring a unique pattern. No two are alike, only one of each pattern is produced. We generate the patterns by aggregating tiny circles of varying sizes into complex configurations that mimic the natural forms of corals and seaweeds. These are then etched in one piece from durable stainless steel."
Because the forms are derived from natural algorithms, that means you can have your very own, unique necklace. They're gorgeous, as you can see below, and remarkably inexpensive. And they're a great way to bring a little bit of nature to your staid, jewelry collection.
There's truly nothing better than well-designed pieces. Thank you Nervous System, for helping nature inspire us at Brastilo yet again.