PEACE IN THE PANDEMIC

Morning in the Valley

The last five years have been a whirlwind. Building my business aboard luxury cruise ships while continuing to design and manage my studio. From countless trips to the Mediterranean and then to Asia, South America, the Amazon, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, the Azores and more…it was as exhilarating as it was exhausting. And yet, I […]

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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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BOOTY-FUL TREASURE FROM THE Q CREW

Pirate Booty - Treasure Bracelet

Avast ye landlubbers! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) we’d like to share our thoughts on TREASURE! Otherwise known in pirate lingo as “booty”. Whose Booty? Pirate’s Booty Just how did the term “booty” come to be used to describe the contents of a pirate’s chest (not simply a reference […]

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