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These designers have taken raw industrial materials and processes to each create objects of beauty.  I love the idea of taking something ordinary, like a circuit board or a metal cage, and making it extraordinary.  I think you’ll agree.

British designer Tom Dixon makes clever use of an industrial process used to fabricate circuit boards to create this candleholder.  Etched directly onto the brass this dome design features an interesting pattern play of light when illuminated by candle.  $55  4.75″ diameter  Available exclusively at http://www.dwr.com/product/designers/d-g/tom-dixon/etch-candleholder.do

Jacob and Michelle Fausset, based in Evanston, Illinois deal with foreclosed properties yet have found an innovative use for what most people would discard creating a line called Upcycled Jewelry. The pieces are lead free and deemed safe to wear.  So you can look edgy and arty while being eco-friendly. Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/upcycledjewelry: to see more great examples of their jewelry designs featuring circuit board cast-offs.

Metal cage clutches available at http://www.ahalife.com/archive/product/40/metal-cage-clutches/ starting at $675 designed by Mexico City sisters Anndra Neen (Phoebe and Annette Stephens)  granddaughters of artist and jewelry maker Annette Nancarrow and the avant-garde composer Conlon Nancarrow. The couple was quite the powerful duo in Mexico City circa 1930’s and 40’s counting  Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Anaïs Nin as friends.

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