Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Inez van Lamsweerde, Yoko Ono...some great interviews, awesome fashion spreads and some genius graphic design.

Awesome denim jackets, some words by Bryan Ferry, the upcoming installation at the Tate by Ai WeiWei, and more...

HERE and THERE, issue 10, The Blue Issue
What does blue mean to you? 
With Aki Goto, Susan Cianciolo, Bless, Laetitia Benat, Aoi Nagae, Yukinori Maeda, Akira Onozuka, Takashi Homma, Akira Minagawa, Nobuya Hitsuda, Shimabuku, Katsumi Omori, Mark Borthwick, Takehito Koganezawa.  Light and beautiful.  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bigggg-O BANGLE Bracelet

Be oversized. 
Here's our IKO IKO solution to everyday wrist adornment.
Some of our inspirations...a plumbing washer, African currency bracelets, the bangle my mom used to wear all the time in the '80s.  
Original casting in yellow bronze.  Faceted edges. 
4 7/8" outer diameter, 2 1/2" inner diameter, 1/8" thick
Come try it on.

2011 MOON CALENDARS are in!

For those who have a 2010 edition, we now have the 2011 version. 
Know when to expect the vampires.
Follow the moon with your very own moon calendar or gift it to a lunar fanatic.  
Hand screened, original colors.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Read it

Some inspiring books to go along with our jewelry installation...

New Designs in Jewelry
Building with Wire

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HANNAH KEEFE details...

This selection of close ups is only a small portion of the impressive new series by Hannah Keefe
All pieces are tediously composed chain and solder and have undergone a heat treatment which results in the vibrant coloration. 

Email: or call 323.719.1079 for more information or image requests of other styles.  

New at IKO IKO

Sure to inspire awe are these new pieces by Hannah Keefe.  
We just unveiled them Saturday evening, so don't miss your chance to see them in person if you haven't been by. 
There are also earrings!

Friday, October 8, 2010

We wanted to share...

Take a peek at our IKO IKO story on one of our favorite sites, SIGHT UNSEEN.  If you're unfamiliar, become familiar!  It's a wonderful site where you get an inside look at people in creative disciplines. Their interviews and photo montages give a deeper look at the process, inspirations and experience of a variety of people making ideas, spaces, objects, art, clothing, food...   

Thank you Monica Khemsurov for the conversation!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Seeing STARS!

Some new jewelry by IKO IKO.  
We made some stars for your ears.  
White bronze with sterling silver posts.
Come by and see. 

More reading material...

Here and There archive issues #7, #6 
(Unexpected Traveling and Paris-Tokyo with such contributors as Mark Borthwick, Susan Cianciolo, Cosmic Wonder and more)

Vintage '80s/'90s OLIVE, POPEYE, SO-EN magazines from Japan 
(countless fashion and product spreads to give your look a new angle...)

Ein Magazin Uber Orte, issue #7: a magazine about place.  
This time it's about the SEA.  Has some very thoughtful photographs of water.


Casa Brutus special edition on architectureNot to miss!

Casa Brutus on Tadao Ando's architecture which is pretty impressive.  In Japan we were lucky to make it to the Chichu Art Museum on Naoshima island.  "Chichu" means "within the earth" and appropriately describes the feeling you have in his structures there--a harmonious relationship to light and sky.  Great issue of his work and next Casa Brutus featuring Sanaa is on the way!

Our afternoon in Minneapolis with ROLU

On a weekend trip to Minneapolis for a friend's wedding we were also able to make a new friend...Matt of ROLU, the design and art studio based in Minneapolis.  Their plywood and OSB furniture is madly circulating on loads of blogs and rightly so.  They are making some interesting shapes with a simple relationship to material and finishing. 

Matt was a wonderful guide through the Walker to see Alec Soth's photography show and then on bike for a ride along one of the 10,000 lakes in Minnesota.   Check out the FREE chairs we happened upon on our journey!!!

The above image is the ROLU shape chair zig.  There's also a zag version.  
Definitely see their latest collection of furniture:
And, a very inspiring blog:
They'll also be showing their collection at Mondo Cane in New York, so stay tuned!

Monday, October 4, 2010




a new installation of chain and solder pieces


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