Designer of the Day…Emily Rothschild
Great accessory design is a weakness of mine. Especially when it combines a unique or creative quality with some sort of well thought-out concept. The designs of Emily Rothschild are one such example. She’s an industrial designer, but has created some really great accessories that run the range of rings to necklaces to bracelets. Many of these creations have a sort of purpose – either to bring awareness or to just pay homage to a part of life that isn’t normally celebrated. Take fer Medical ID Jewelry for example, they’re made of words like Penicillin, Type-O, and Nut Allergy to show that ones medical condition or necessity can be worn with pride…
Many of Rothchild’s designs do serve some sort of purpose. The USB Locket, Storage Ring, and Magnetic Key Ring all either can serve as a wearable pill or USB container or can serve as a wearable magnet. My favorite designs of hers are the Diamond Bracelet set, which are a set of bracelets that are made of the words sapphire, diamond, or ruby. The idea is to challenge the thought of whether we value the ring or the stone more.
Rothschild’s background lies in art history, fine arts, and industrial design so the fact that she seems to focus on accessory design is really cool to me. Plus I love how she really plays up the form vs function design technique. If you’d like to own a piece of this, the Pinky Wings rings (above) are available here!