DECLUTTERING ON MY MIND

Gemstones

A clean sunny workspace, or a hodgepodge of sticky notes and coffee mugs? Or a combination of the two? I’ll never tell, but decluttering is not only a physical action, but a mental one as well. When I am in design mode, the clutter can break out into my designs or shut me down completely.

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WARDROBE TIPS FROM THE Q CREW

Capsule Wardrobe

Whether you are trying to pare down in the new year and experiment with a capsule wardrobe OR you’re living the dream and traveling with limited space in your luggage, we have some tips to help maximize your options. Tip #1: Pick a tight color palette. Choose your favorite neutral(s). Navy, grey, black, tan…and, if

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CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR FINE JEWELRY

Care for Your Jewelry

Congratulations! You have adopted a beautiful new piece of jewelry! Now you need to know how to provide the best home possible for this sparkling addition to your collection. General Care Many people choose to sleep in their jewelry. They also wear it in the shower, the pool, while lifting weights, etc. There are better

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THE ARC (WELDER) OF TRIUMPH

Tools of the Trade Q Evon

A rusty nail protruding from a wall in Greece. The sparkle of city lights in the night sky in New York. The intricate details of a gothic spire in Barcelona. A manhole cover faded with age in Ireland. The stunning tile sidewalks in Horta. Rocks weathered by the surf’s continual pounding in Jamaica. Texture Inspires

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MY DESIGN SUPER POWER

Bamboo Screen

Color or shape? Object or architecture? People are always asking what inspires my designs. One of my friends has asked me multiple times if color or shape inspire me more, and I can only reply “yes.” Pinning down what inspires me is as elusive as…well, what inspires me. Super Stones (Gemstones, that is) Stones: light,

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