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GioGio Design was founded by architect Jessica Giovachino. Her mission, simply put, is to make things she would want to have in her own home. She thinks people should surround themselves with creatively-designed, cool, and smart products that are both functional and fun. She designs and makes home accessories, furniture, and also jewelry.
Jessica brings an architectural design approach to the creation of her pieces. She likes to think of her design philosophy as the intersection between art and functionality. The underlying structure is as important as the finished design, and the way the individual parts fit together defines the final form.
Jessica’s home accessories are made up of individual pieces that slot together without the need for fasteners. Engaging the user to put together their bowl or wine rack like a three-dimensional puzzle is part of the fun and playfulness of her designs. There is also a practical component to this feature: her housewares can easily be taken apart and stored in a drawer when not in use. She makes her pieces from bamboo plywood which is a sustainable resource; strong yet lightweight, and beautiful.
Jessica also designs and makes simple, organic jewelry pieces that are inspired both by nature and the built environment. They are cast in sterling silver, or cut from materials such as stainless steel and acrylic. Her designs emphasize the "yin" and "yang" - for example a delicate sterling silver pendant on a rough leather cord - to create pieces that embody seeming contrary aesthetics.
All of Jessica’s work can be summed up by GioGio Design’s motto: life is more interesting when we are inspired by the things we see around us every day. Visit: http://www.giogiodesign.com/ for more info!
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Park has been absolutely stunning over the past few weeks and the weather forecast for Saturday is perfect. Sunny and 66 degrees. We are really looking forward to the fair and know it's going to be a great day. If you haven't already please take a look at our wonderful vendor list: http://prospectparkcraftfair.blogspot.com/p/2013-vendors.html
And don't forget about the kids' activities: face painting, planting with the Garden Club and Design Your Own Button!
See you Saturday, right here!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Mia Lara Jewelry collection is a balance between a bold aesthetic and elegant simplicity. It's contemporary, yet timeless. The pieces are fresh, versatile and playful. The collection is characterized by the juxtaposition of the organic with the refined. Intrigued by this interplay, Mia is drawn to rich, vibrant color combinations of precious and semi-precious stones accented by elements of both textured and polished metals. Mia celebrates the beauty expressed in the asymmetry of the natural world and designs with this creative vision in mind.
Mia has always sought to express herself through creativity. Designing since she was a young girl, Mia began her fledging jewelry business by setting up roadside stands in her hometown of Woodstock, NY with her beaded jewelry and homemade cookies! After attending Columbia University and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Mia went on to work in the Fashion and Finance Industries. During her five years in the corporate world, Mia worked arduously to realize her dream of founding a company by devoting all her spare time to her creative vision and selling her jewelry at local New York Markets on weekends.
In February 2010, Mia dove wholeheartedly into her business to make it a full-time endeavor. She traveled to India where she spent a few months cultivating design concepts and sourcing stones. The rich cultural fabric woven into the landscape of India has become a deep inspiration for Mia. The vibrant energy found in the contradictory elements so palpable to India is embodied in the Mia Lara Jewelry collection. Each piece captures the natural beauty of imperfection and embraces organic form.
In the Indian cities of Pune and Jaipur, Mia has spent many happy days sifting through cases of precious and semi-precious stones, reveling in their resplendent natural beauty. A deep inspiration is drawn from the stones; their magnificent spectrum of hue and texture speak volumes to Mia, guiding her in the process of creation. The inception of each design springs from a spontaneous gravitation toward a stone, allowing the process to organically evolve from a visual feast on natural splendor.
Mia considers her collection to be personal ornaments of expression. "I'm enchanted by the idea that my designs can be treasured by its wearer as an extension of their being. It's a joy and a privilege to illuminate women's inner and outer beauty through my art".
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We are very excited to have Amy from Brooklyn Design Lab leading "Design Your Own Button" at the fair this year. It's a fun activity for kids or adults! Buttons will be 2.25" and cost only $1! They make really fun gifts, perfect for Mother's or Father's Day.
Amy will be at the fair from 12-3 pm so make sure you stop by then. And please check out BDL's web site for great kids' art classes. www.brooklyndesignlab.org
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Demetria Chappo is a ceramic artist working out of a studio on the Brooklyn waterfront where she creates clay sculptures, home and garden objects, wall hangings, and sculptural wearable pieces. She also teaches children ceramics and curates the studio gallery. Some of her collections include a nostalgic line of porcelain honey bears called Hey! Honey; GeoMetria, a series of sound sculpture icosahedrons; and Suspended Spirals and Inertia wall hangings for the home and garden.
Approaching the clay as a storyteller, Demetria has a background in acting as well as marketing and copywriting, each piece she creates is inspired by nostalgia, a moment in time developed, studied, formed and vitrified into something new and lasting.
To see more of Demetria's Work visit her website: www.demetriachappo.com
and then come see her at the fair!
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Preparations for the craft fair are in full swing and we are getting very excited for it! We still need a few more vendors, so if you are interested please apply now! So sorry, jewelry is full but you can fill out the application and we will put you on the waiting list.
Apply here: http://prospectparkcraftfair.blogspot.com/p/artistscrafters-apply-now.html
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Planning is underway for the 2013 Prospect Park Craft Fair! The fair will take place on Saturday May 4th, from 10am-5pm, rain or shine. It is a week before Mother's Day and there is always a wonderful selection of gifts for mom. Vendors please apply on the "Artists & Crafters Apply Now" page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Craft Fair is only 2 weeks away and we are very excited! We have a wonderful and diverse group of vendors this year. To see examples of their work click on their names below:
Home Decor/ Housewares:Twig Terrariums
Kosmeo Designs/Mugs on Mugs
Trixie & Radar
Vivienne O'Neill Designs
Sew Much More
Jewelry and Accessories:Hungry Cat Cafe Jewelry
A 1000 Kisses
Hecho en Brooklyn
Sylvia's Custom Jewelry
Vivi Sun Jewelry
Nuran Fiber Art
Demetria Chappo Ceramics
WRY Toast Ceramics
Strike Three Press
Rising Sun Arts
Clothing:Charlie and Sarah
Live Poultry Handcrafted Clothing
JQ Loves U
Body Care:MJ's Herbals Skincare
Paper Goods:Felicity Frisbie
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Sterling Silver ring; 18k gold bands securing Herkimer Diamond (quartz)
Gemstones and a vision of form; and a passion for creating something beautiful from raw materials are the primary inspirations for my rings. The fundamental objective is to create a ring that is both comfortable and beautiful.
Because creativity is driven by the quest to experiment, I work in silver, gold, copper, vitreous enamel, glass (both lampwork and kiln-fired), PMC and wax carving (cast in a precious metal). The ultimate goal is to wed the diversity of form with wearability and esthetic excellence.
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