There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

>> I'm not sure where home exactly is for Jordan Askill, the incredible jeweller, sculptor and all round visionary but it's somewhere where horses run wild, petals fly into beautiful formations and tigers arch into impossible structures.  This collection intriguingly entitled "There's No Place Like Home" marks a proper circle-complete collection where Askill's sculptural work ties into his wearable jewellery as well as providing an actual storage unit for the jewellery.  Though let's ask ourselves, really, who IS this magical person that can afford a hollowed out horse-wave resin sculpture that can also store her rings and necklaces inside it on the purpose built shelves.  I'd like to imagine that one day I'll be touring some stately home (that's clearly ALL I'll be doing in old age…) and a guide will point out "And this is a Jordan Askill sculpture that also acts as a jewellery showcase object…" 

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The second sculptural piece is a head and neck armour piece, in a similar vein to the fleet of spiky birds that surrounded Jack Barnett's head in These New Puritans' video for We Want War, except this time the tone is softened up with a deceptive smattering of petals that also have wildcats intertwined with them…

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The last of this magnificent trio is a wave of leaping tigers formed into a piece that is shaped to go on a back…

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Further to these pieces which make you go 'Oooh' and 'Aaah' though, Askill takes those motifs and applies them to his burgeoning fine jewellery collection with swallows, panters, tigers and horses leaping in motion over rings, cuffs and necklaces in silver or 9ct gold.  Animalia in jewellery, especially with reference to bugs and animal anatomy have been a strong focus in the past few years so it's interesting to see a designer working with the pure beauty of animals, showing elegance and strength as opposed to internal dissection.  Yup, it's ok to go "Wow that's a beautiful horse" and not wonder whether its ribcage might make a great pendant…

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(All photography by Alastair Strong)

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  1. Tiffanys Small World

    2010-09-28 at 5:09 AM

    amazing!love love the tiger rings
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  2. Margaret Roden

    2010-09-28 at 6:30 AM

    Awsome!!!

  3. Tara

    2010-09-28 at 7:29 AM
  4. renee

    2010-09-28 at 10:31 AM

    love the jewellery showcase..in the first..pic…gorgeous…sculpturing….though having animal…err..on my neck feels a bit weird…naturally dissected or not..but still makes great jewellery pieces..!!!!

  5. Barbara

    2010-09-28 at 10:39 AM

    Veramente stupendi, sono rimasta incantata!!!!!

  6. Nolita

    2010-09-28 at 11:17 AM

    Love the last rings, gold gold gold!
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  7. pink

    2010-09-28 at 11:39 AM

    woww the horses are amazing!!!
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  8. Leonidas

    2010-09-28 at 12:38 PM

    the tiger pieces are awesome
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    2010-09-28 at 1:10 PM

    It’s a unique design. such a cool style.

  10. Alyssa

    2010-09-28 at 7:05 PM

    super awesome!

  11. Christel

    2010-09-28 at 9:46 PM

    Your blog is not only about fashion, but it’s also about art.
    That’s beautiful !
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  12. lula

    2010-09-29 at 1:56 AM

    he is the founder of ksubi, former ksubi designer, right?

  13. Eco-Fashionista

    2010-09-29 at 10:26 AM

    Mindblowing tiger rings..Excellent excellent!!!!Such a great jewellery pieces..!!!!i love that gold type ring a lot …very stylish and trendy designer ..http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viva-Magazine-Your-Premium-Womens-Natural-Health-Magazine/262734921452?ref=ts good to c that u update jwells stuffs too…Please ,go with this cool and amazing work…Update more designs too ..

  14. Justyna

    2010-09-30 at 8:59 PM

    This jewellery is gorgeous! I like it very very much!

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    2010-10-01 at 12:46 AM

    truly Justyna, i guess no can resist those items..

  16. Carol

    2010-10-01 at 4:37 PM

    Just loved this bracaletes, rings and necklaces! They are amazing!

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    2011-04-01 at 2:28 PM

    I love the ring.Keep on sharing like this…

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    2011-04-04 at 11:23 AM

    that’s sweet…i remember when..:)

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    2011-04-12 at 6:12 PM

    Yes…it is very true that there is no place like home…

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    2011-05-04 at 10:50 AM

    I love the design of the chain and ring really awesome collection thanks for sharing

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