Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The jeweler of Wonderland

I've been reading a lot of books from my not-so-distant childhood lately, perhaps in a pathetic attempt to recapture the innocence and wonder of an eight-years-old Noel sitting in an eggplant-colored armchair at the Corvallis Public Library. After rereading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, I am once again both disturbed and intrigued by the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter in the alternate reality that Alice finds herself in.

Alidra Alic is a Danish jeweler who takes inspiration from 19th century Romantic paintings and visionary literary works, such as the floral and tea party motifs in her Alice's Adventures in Wonderland collection. The rings in the collection are surreal with their warped shapes and imperfect designs -- interestingly, Alic admits incorporating alcohol as a theme into this collection.

My personal favorite is the "Drink me" teacup ring. Highly impractical, but Wonderland was never meant to make sense anyway.

Miss Couturable
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