Matthew Craven

April 27, 2015
by ESQUELETO
Matthew Craven’s space/time series currently occupies our desert-like gallery in Oakland, California. This series deconstructs old images from text books, and then re-assembles them back onto the book page to create a new history. Matthew Craven is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses historical images as a backdrop for his collages and drawings. Craven synthesizes historical images from lost cultures, relics, archaeological remains as well as images from the cosmos, both well known and extremely ambiguous, to create the abstract patterns and narratives in his works. By doing so he reconfigures the original historical narrative and he creates his own myths that induce a new connection to... Read More

Top Ten Engagement Rings

April 20, 2015
by Danica Stamenic
There’s so much that goes in to choosing out the perfect engagement ring- whether it’s a surprise proposal or something you decide to pick out together as a couple. “The Ring” carries some pretty incredible symbolism, so it’s only fair that it be a true reflection of you and your partner. Running the gambit from super sweet and delicate to some serious bling, here are our top rings to get your journey started: The Ritual Ring by MANIAMANIA This absolutely stunning number features a .75ct pear-shaped rose cut champagne diamond crowned by 0.24ct of 2mm round white and gray diamonds. The side diamonds connect with a beautifully constructed split band, pave set... Read More

Polly Wales

April 13, 2015
by Danica Stamenic
Anyone who has had the pleasure to put a Polly Wales ring on their finger will tell you that they have a special, gravitational power. Lost in time, Polly’s pieces seem fit for a Roman Empress or Babylonian Queen as much as a modern day bride. Polly’s background as a sculptor comes through in each hand-carved, intricately textured piece, showcasing her line’s unique cast-in-place method, where gold is melted around the diamonds and other precious stones to give an enchanting irregularity to each piece (“like geodes split open as stones break through at random points to penetrate the surface of the gold,” says Polly). Her insanely gorgeous Garbo Ring and Baguette Diamond... Read More