Cells—not of the Motorola, HTC, or LG variety—are the simplest form of life, yet when combined are responsible for the most complex creatures, plants, and structures on Earth (and perhaps beyond)! Today, Paste-Up pays homage to these pack-horses of the microscopic world by featuring three pieces which were inspired by that simplest form of beauty.
#1 Undergrowth Earrings by Nervous System; $50
Nervous System writes, “This piece is a part of our new line, which explores a range of botanical patterns by systematically abstracting the cycles of growth and bifurcation seen in plants.” I am intrigued by the contrast of organic and geometric shapes in these earrings. They are bold, yet soft; complex, yet simple! A more beautiful combination is unlikely to be found! Check out Nervous System for a whole line of jewelry inspired by nature and realized by technology.
#2 Cells of Leaves by Nested Yellow; $55
Organic shapes at their best! The lack of perfection is what makes this necklace really shine! I love the slight concavity of each section, as well as the brushed finish. This necklace on its own would be a lovely complement to a summer dress, or worn with several other chains could create a ‘network’ of silver trails, all culminating at the three silver pools. Be sure to stop by Nested Yellow for other beautiful, simplistic pieces!
#3 Adjustable Silver Neuron Ring by Heron Adornment; $115
A beautiful ring that exhibits the connections between neurons—or a lovely set of antlers ;) Regardless of what image springs to your mind, I’m sure everyone can agree that this ring rocks! I’ve often been attracted to the ‘open top’ style ring, however I’ve never worn one, despite being told that they are extremely comfortable. Take it for a spin yourself and visit Heron Adornment’s shop for other ‘really neat’ jewelry (especially the shelf fungi ring and the copulating earthworm necklace—who know worm sex could be so inspiring?!).