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MEET THE DESIGNER - NO CURENo Cure Apparel originated in...

December 19 2017

                                  MEET THE DESIGNER - NO CURE

No Cure Apparel originated in Vancouver, Canada in 2013, founded by Jasmine Hirtz. With the hopes of infusing street style with mountain wear, the Pacific North West inspired No Cure to unearth the functional mechanism required to spend quality time outdoors. A perfect mix of comfort and original hand-made designs made through an exclusive small production in Berlin.

No Cure’s Collection is available at Studio 183, Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin.


1. One word to describe Berlin?

2. Beer or bubbly?
Beerz plz

3. Mountain or ocean?
Get me to the top of the mountain! So I can ski down to the sea ;);)


4. Music or silence to design?
Hip Hop tracks, always.

5. Abstract or Realistic?
Abstracted reality, pretty much always.


6. Monochrome or colour?
Colour (actually, no black in the collection!)


7. Analogue or digital?
So much digital gains, my laptops got pains!

8. Best place to be creative?
At home with my sewing machine on the night before a special occasion.

9. Your own favourite design?
The blanket coat warming device, no fear of Winter with that coat on the rack.


10. The best emoji?
Lately, the flames.

11. An artist we should follow?
Rae Sremmurd, a California hip hop duo keeping it tight. And for lady powers, Dua Lipa!!

12. Your favourite winter sport?
Skiing since I was 3, snowboarding since I was 14. Anything to get me down the hill fast.

13. What are the 3 key values of No Cure?
Quality, texture, love, love, love


14. If your brand had a spirit animal, what would it be?
Polar bears, no fear of the cold.

15. A last word to describe your brand?


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MEET THE DESIGNER DOLINERCould you please introduce yourself and...

August 19 2017


Could you please introduce yourself and your brand?

My name is Gili and I am a detail explorer and maker, originally from Israel.  I graduated with a BA in jewellery design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv. 3 years ago I moved to Berlin where I am currently based.

I define myself as a detail explorer & maker because this describes best the essence of my practice which is expressed in all of my designs. My pieces stand on the fine line between art and design therefore you can find them in design stores like Studio183 and in galleries or art jewellery exhibitions, such as Joya Barcelona.


What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

I don’t relate to the idea of creating seasonal collections. I choose to look at it more as a “growing collection”, quite like a personal jewellery box that you have at home, which contains jewellery from different periods in your life, and is characterised by various aesthetics.

What connects all the pieces together is simply the fact that they were all curated by the same person, who found a reason to have/keep each and every one of them. They are all connected in a way and hold different stories and memories within.


Your jewelry pieces are sometimes playful in design, or a mix of ancient heritage and very modern. Where do you find inspiration?

My creative process starts with eyes wide open. I collect and document moments from my life and in my work I see the world through the enthusiastic eye of a child who’s experiencing things for the first time. I try to maintain this childish enthusiasm by provoking the viewer and by creating objects with Kinetic elements and hidden details, which trigger him or her to experience the same curiosity that I’ve experienced and transform them into material, into jewelry.


For example my Chicken earrings, when not being worn, they are literally sitting and functioning as an object on a shelf with a lot of character.

Then, while functioning as earnings, they stand upright. I love to see the surprise on one’s face, as he discovers the hidden function of this Object-Earring.


I also like the fact that they don’t just fulfill their job as earrings and go into a box. Each Chicken is made from many tiny parts and take a long time to make. It’s almost like being in a meditative state. I’m always happy with them. They make me smile.


Your pieces are handmade and cared for with great attention to detail. Could you please let us know more about the production process?

To be honest I refer to “great attention to detail” in an almost obsessive way. My starting point are the small details, they are my trigger for creating. It can be a mechanism or a tiny piece of metal, I then find the extension of the thing that triggered me and express it in the piece.

My table is cluttered with tiny pieces and I work simultaneously on a few things at the same time. It might be connected to my A.D.H.D but the design process for me is like riddles that I keep inventing and which need solving. This is why when a “solution” appears in my mind I abandon the rest of my work and put all of my attention on finishing the piece.

What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

The next thing coming out is a new series of rings, the collection deals with expressions and moods. I can’t wait for them to be out! I promise you will also be able to find a couple of pieces in the lovely Studio 183.

I inform my customers about new pieces on Facebook & Instagram, you can follow me for updates.

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MEET THE DESIGNER NADA QUENZELPlease introduce yourself and your...

August 04 2017


Please introduce yourself and your brand!

As a product- and photo designer I’m combining two of my passions, featuring faces and showcasing handcrafted design. To transform the traditional millinery into a new and individual context, I’m spending a lot of time experimenting with different techniques and hat shapes. My designs underline the individuality of the wearer through a clear design. All models are carefully crafted in my studio in Berlin.


What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

Many of my hats are unisex … timeless, puristic and universal. I pay special attention to wearing comfort. The summer hats are light, breathable and adapt themselves to the headshape of its wearer through their braided structure.


For my Autumn/Winter collection I’m using fine hair felt, mainly in velour, smooth hair and melusine. Those materials not only impress with their classy optical characteristics and a soft grip, but furthermore they are warming, windproof and water-repellent.


What inspires you the most? Do you have a muse?

The sources of my inspiration are very diverse, ranging from classic movies like Fellini’s 8 ½, to impressions from my travels as well as targeted searches for special materials. I found many rarities in old, traditional shops in Paris, for example.


Could you please tell a bit more about the production process?

I produce my hat collection by hand, using traditional hat makers techniques, with special attention to high quality, natural materials. For example, for the braiding I’m using renewable raw materials, like paper yarn and parasisal straw. Paper yarn is made from silk paper, which is cut or torn into stripes, then coated with celluloid (bioplastics composed of cellulose).


For parasisal straw, fibers from sisal agave are used. Handwoven hat bases, dyed in Italy serve as a starting material. Many of my hat models are developed on very old wooden hat blocks. Only a few models I’m shaping by hand. It takes time to create a perfect hat.

What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?

The Autumn/Winter collection ‘17/18 will definitely be extended by a few models for men!

MEET THE DESIGNER EVELYNE-MEvelyne, please introduce yourself and...

May 30 2017


Evelyne, please introduce yourself and your brand?

My name is Evelyne Meyer I was born in Switzerland in 1982 and went to school for fashion and design. In 2010, I created the first fashion jewellery creations under the label Maschenbrödel. Because of the great passion for design and the increasingly concrete visions of jewellery, I did several goldsmith internships, in Switzerland and America, in 2012. New processing methods developed which mixed with traditional jewellery production. The result of this is today’s collections, which can be seen under the brand EVELYNE-M. In 2014, I opened my own shop with a small workshop in the heart of the colourful District 4 in Zurich.

What is your main source of inspiration?

My work is inspired by the urban environment of the city, the geometrical forms of the Déco era and the uniqueness of nature. The fascination for astronomy and mysticism also exert a great influence on my designs.

What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

On the one hand, the sustainability of the materials, on the other the comfort of the wearer. My jewellery is for women to wear every day like a second skin. I only like beauty when it is comfortable at the same time, so this is my second biggest demand on myself, even if I design new pieces.

What is the most rewarding aspect to being a goldsmith?

I think everyone should be able to have at least one craft. It’s not as glamorous as most people imagine. It is great to be able to give a thought or a vision a shape. Something that is invisible to make visible and wearable. And, of course, make others happy with their own creations.

If you could only choose one accessory to wear, what would it be?

This is difficult. I love shoes, but without my bangles I go nowhere and I never take them off. They are, a part from my husband, my most faithful companion.

Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?

Gladly, I just have to hold back my euphoria. I am already looking forward to my new collections which will be presented at the end of September. I’m still working on the prototypes but I already know that they will put in my new life line section. I’ve been working for a while to create some new constructions. Astronomy and wickedness will meet.




MEET THE DESIGNER AYU-JEWELRY MADEAyala, please introduce...

May 23 2017


Ayala, please introduce yourself and your brand?

I’m a graduate of the prestigious Bachelor of Jewelry Design Program at Shankar College of Engineering & Design in Ramat Gan, Israel. As a sculptor and painter, I utilise these skills to push the creative boundaries of jewelry design.

About my label, My jewelry collection heightens the everyday, with perfect pieces for any outfit or occasion. Each piece is rooted in a process of experimentation before being carefully crafted with high quality materials.

Beyond jewelry, each piece is a unique piece of art, based on a sculptural, cutting-edge approach. Each piece pushes both the boundaries of fashion and material, to offer an accent piece that showcases your individuality.

What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?

The most important consideration is the uniqueness of the items. To make pieces that comes from my unique aesthetics and doesn’t follow any fashion trend. That way my pieces will be relevant forever; and of course the pieces should be comfortable to wear.

What are who inspires you the most?

It’s a tough question for me to answer, due to the fact that my inspiration is constantly changing. It can start from a clear visual theme, and during the process change into a song that inspired me.

What has been the best compliment/comment someone has given your work?

“I’ve never seen anything like this!”

If your jewellery could be worn by one person who would it be?

Someone like Sia or Lady gaga. A person with a lot of character.

Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?

These days I’ve released my new collection called “Let’s fence” which I’m very excited about.

Three pieces from this collection are featured this months and Junes issues of British Vogue, and a pair of earrings that would be featured in Vogue’s Brides magazine out in July.

Beside that I’m very excited to sell my items at your beautiful store in Berlin!

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