If you’ve been wondering what you should do with that old polydero sink of yours and the 400 pounds of amethysts just sitting in your garage, have I got a do-it-yourself project for you! It only took designer Jake Levy 240 hours to encrust this gorgeous, gorgeous one-of-a-kind sink. It will be on display at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (booth #338), March 21-24 at Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue in New York. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area, and be sure to ask him the price. He hasn’t gotten to me about it yet. I’m hoping it’s a couple hundred dollars. What do ya think?
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Bonhams auction house in New York will be presenting “Tony Duquette: Jewels of Enchantment” on Oct. 15, an auction that will offer 80 lots of dazzling, one-of-a-kind pieces from legendary jewelry designer Tony Duquette. This is the largest collection of Duquette fine jewels ever to come to auction, and it’s all VERY exciting. I’m just mad about this multi-colored sapphire bib, which they’re guessing will go for between $44,000 and $55,000. Of course, then I’ll have to get the matching bracelet of pink, blue, and yellow sapphires, which they say might go as high as $33,000. But then who could put a price on fabulous? I’m also pondering this graduated series of rectangular-cut bicolor tourmalines, citrines, and green tourmalines that’s expected to fetch around $25,000. Just for around the office, you know. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some organs that need selling on the black market. Check out all 80 pieces here.
Julius Gerhardt and Robert Laby photographed by Alice Rosati and styled by Jerome André for Citizen K International. (via Fucking Young)
From HuffPo: “The queen arrived in London today to open state parliament and make her annual Queen’s Speech (sort of a royal state of the union). Because this was a very formal occasion, Her Majesty got to don a variety of crowns, including the Imperial State Crown containing — are you ready? — 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies. Her Majesty paired the crown with a cream ceremonial dress and a fur stole. She also arrived from Buckingham Palace via horsedrawn carriage, making for quite the photo op.”