At My House of Style we feature an ever-evolving collection of designers from near and far. Whether created in a tiny backroom design studio, or manufactured in an exotic locale, every collection shows off each designer’s unique style. With every new season, our goal is to bring you fresh, new collections from established artists and designers waiting to be discovered. Here are some of our current designers and their stories.
Robindira is a Northern Californian designer who creates unique, exotic handmade jewelry at her studio in Petaluma.
Robindira’s passion for design and fashion began at an early age, when she would spend her afternoons in her mother’s San Francisco atelier sorting buttons and exploring her vast jewelry collection. Her elegant and very wearable seasonal jewelry collections are a subtle mix of textures, fine details and beautiful gemstones.
In2Design was founded in 2002 by Swedish-American designers Inger Mark and Inga “Louise” Baldwin, they have been designing unique, hand-crafted jewelry together ever since. The pair draws inspiration from the simplicity and modern elegance of Swedish design, with an eye to the American woman.
The in2 philosophy is that high quality handmade jewelry should also be fun and affordable. Using only the best quality hand-selected freshwater pearls, precious metals and semi-precious stones, as well as unexpected materials such as suede, leather, or silk cord, has created a line of jewelry that is at once modern and classic, unique and yet highly wearable.
Born in Spain, Miguel Ases studied fashion and design at Madrid’s School of Arts. There he developed and refined his unique and distinct aesthetic.
Crafted by hand in the United States, his artistry transforms Japanese Miyuki beads, semi-precious stones, pearls, Swarovski crystal and precious metals into brilliant pieces of jewelry. His work has become an inspiration to other designers and has been featured in many national publications.
Based in Seattle, Jamie and her husband Jeremy convey their artistic vision by focusing on bringing light, shape and an organic framework to some of the most beautiful stones in the world.
Jamie has an artisan’s aesthetic and her collections are renowned for meticulous craftsmanship, signature stone cutting techniques and an abundance of color.
Trained as a goldsmith, Zoë Chicco finds inspiration from particular friends, those who can put their style together with distinction and originality and from trend-setting muses. The result, a collection of earthy, easy-to-wear jewelry with sparkle, shimmer and just the right amount of understated sophistication.
Inspired to create jewelry from an early age, her focus enabled her to enter college knowing she was headed straight to the art department. Since then, she has poured her energy into designing, stone setting and creating her collection from her studio in Los Angeles.
Heather Benjamin Jewelry was founded by Heather Goldman in 2002 with the purpose of creatively adorning women and men with jewelry inspired by cultures, rituals and symbols from around the world. HB’s collections of one of a kind pieces are infused with Heather’s design sensibilities and worldly impressions she has acquired from her travels around the world. Employing century old traditions of metal-smithing, each piece is constructed completely by hand around a fossil, mineral or gemstone. In her production facility in Bali, Indonesia, silver and gold are transformed into irregular and totally unique shapes.
Laurent Gandini lives and works in Milan where he started designing in 2002. His collections are characterized by typical Italian folk, rural and farming themes with inspiration from Catholic Saints. Laurent’s patterns and decorations recall the lightness of laces, the preciousness of embroideries and the simplicity of flowers. The result is jewelry which is graceful in terms of material and style and is unique and poetic.
Laurent Gandini’s collections are made in Milan by local artisans whose handcrafted skill reflects in his work.
New York City native Jane Diaz has been collaborating with Nepalese metalsmiths for over fifteen years to create her ultra-wearable, affordable and craft-influenced jewelry collection. Her world travels and background studying cultural anthropology have inspired her to make sure traditional Nepalese fabrication techniques are incorporated into each piece of jewelry. The bold forms, intricate detail and solid metals are balanced by her worldly aesthetic vision.
Magical surfaces. Vibrant colors. Straightforward settings. The jewelry of Jamie and Jeremy Joseph transforms the most stunning stones into little works of art. Each stone is meticulously faceted with their signature stone cutting techniques to bring out its unique natural characteristics and presence. Collectors of her jewelry are often drawn to a particular color, shape or luminosity of a piece and feel a deep personal connection with it. Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts and Kate Beckinsale are notable fans of this extraordinary jewelry.
For more than two decades, Jordan Scott Designs has combined the finest materials with an artist’s vision to handcraft some of the world’s most innovative designs in gold, silver and diamonds. Jordan’s uncanny eye for the “next big thing” has produced collections that ranged from the edgier skulls and crossbones to his “Stainless Silk” line of steel bracelets with gold and diamond accents as well as inspirational themes. His current collection of oxidized sterling silver and 18K jewelry has been received to rave reviews.