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Our publication exists thanks to the support of some wonderful brands and the even more incredible people who stand behind them. 
At a time when funding for the Arts seems to be reduced the world over, it makes this all the more special. 
We showcase well known contemporary artists but also dedicate a great number of pages to lesser known but incredible talent well worth discovering, all of which we aim to present in a beautiful and luxurious manner.
The paper we use is sustainably created, something we felt was important, our hope is that you will find this book worthy of keeping forever.
It is increasingly difficult for independent publications to survive the high costs of production and distribution, so it is from the bottom of our hearts that we thank the following brands who really help to make this happen...
 
 
 
Catbird is a women-led business, founded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2004. They have a strong commitment to knowing the provenance of the goods they sell. In addition to working with some of the world's most exciting jewelry designers, they design and manufacture their own collection in an in-house studio within the Brooklyn Navy Yard, using recycled or ethically sourced stones and precious metals. Catbird’s mission is "to make beautiful, sparkling jewelry that will bring you joy now through forever. We believe that even very special pieces can be worn every day." 
In addition to their ethical work practices, the company has set up a foundation that gives to various not for profit organizations and charities. Find out more here:  https://www.catbirdnyc.com/the-catbird-foundation/
 
 
 
The design duo, Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy met at UNSW Art and Design (Sydney) and in their final year of study in 1985, established the design company Dinosaur Designs. Dinosaur Designs has grown to be one of Australia's leading design brands specializing in resin and metallic jewelry and homewares.
Both designers have continued and maintained independent art practices in painting and sculpture that inform their design work for the company. Their work is exhibited in pre-eminent galleries around the world.
 
Louise plays an active part in the community by supporting organizations and people who make the world a beautiful place through art, helping those less fortunate and protecting endangered natural habitats, such as the ACF’s Rainforest protection programme, the WWF’s Gouldian Finch campaign and Get-Up’s campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef. She is also a proud supporter of Human Rights Watch and an ambassador for projectABLE, a careers initiative aimed at recruiting younger skilled workers into the disability sector. Louise has been a judge of the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award, a global initiative supporting women’s empowerment, since 2014. https://www.dinosaurdesigns.com.au/about/corporate-responsibility
 
 
 
As an in-demand makeup artist for some of the most renowned fashion magazines, Kirsten Kjaer Weis found that people were sacrificing the health of their skin by using irritating, synthetic makeup and that natural products were often not up to par in performance. The luxury of the beauty experience was lost. In response, Kirsten used her experience growing up in a natural environment and her knowledge of beauty to create Kjaer Weis - a pioneer in organic, luxury beauty. With ingredients that are Certified Natural and Certified Organic, it's makeup that really works with your skin, not against it. 
From the beginning, sustainability has always been a pillar in the Kjaer Weis philosophy. "We believe that the packaging of our products should be just as good for the world as our makeup inside is for your skin, without having to compromise luxury." With their intelligent refill system, you don’t need to waste money or create waste on packaging that’s made to be discarded. The architecturally bold design of KW packaging, designed by award-winning creative director Marc Atlan, is meant to be kept - built out of beautiful, quality metal that can be refilled again and again and again. Because sustainability is beautiful.
 
 
 

Saskia Diez is an award-winning designer and the founder of her eponymous jewelry and accessories line from Germany. For Diez, jewelry is like a friend, a companion. It is also a means of expression. "It shows that I care about myself, it makes me feel more beautiful. Jewelry is something very intimate. How does it lay on the skin and on the body? What does it do with you and how does it change when it moves, how do you feel with it?

Ensuring a greener way of producing the jewelry is also important to Diez, the production process is kept local and her atelier teams up with a handful of goldsmiths from Munich, Pforzheim, and Werne. The gold and silver used by the brand are mainly from recycled materials. 

 
Threading global influences through her diverse, seasonal collections, China-based designer Min Liu takes inspiration from her love of culture, history, and the arts. Lush Chinoiserie and bespoke embellishment paired with crisp tailoring and custom prints, Liu’s signature line blends modernity with tradition, innovation with classicism. Exquisite fabrics, deftly cut silhouettes, and artistic flourishes are hallmarks of Liu’s aesthetic philosophy; one that’s constantly evolving, stirred as much by the future as the past, yet always grounded in notions of proportion and balance. 
Launched in 2011, the Ms Min collection was shortlisted for the coveted LVMH prize in 2016 and Min Liu collaborated on special collections with world-renowned brands such as Birkenstock and M.A.C cosmetics. 
Liu creates original and timeless pieces that are the opposite of fast, disposable fashion and understands the need for a sustainable way of life whilst retaining every element of luxury and beauty. 
 
 
 
 

Marla Aaron launched her eponymous collection in New York in 2013 when her combined obsessions with bridges, hardware and jewelry could no longer be ignored.

What began with one lock is now an entire collection designed to be worn in infinite ways and used as 'jewel tools' with individuals’ own collections—to redefine the ‘precious' in jewelry with individuality. Although recognized for its streamlined, industrial look, the collection is deeply rooted in the personal and emotional jewelry of the Victorian and Georgian eras. 

Aaron and her team are interested in unorthodox places and spaces to buy jewelry and objects. To that end, in December of 2017 they installed their first vending machine at The Brooklyn Museum, it now pops up here and there in unexpected places. 
 
Aaron also created the humorously named but very generous #lockyourmom project. To date, Marla and her team have given out hundreds of Heartlocks to deserving single moms all over the country. Read about it here:  https://marlaaaron.com/pages/lockyourmom