Joy Follows Like A Shadow

The human need to adorn and decorate ourselves is long-standing and documented. Yet, as our society progresses and our advancement leads to less hard labor and more time thinking, the way we beautify gets conceptual. So, what will be the next jewelry trend? Shadows, perhaps?

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Maiko Takeda creates her shadow jewelry with minimal and geometric elements of circles and pristine cut outs on thinly hammered metal pieces. When the light shines through the shadows magically seem to manifest on the skin, cinematic in quality.
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CONVERSATION

55 comments:

  1. I love the way your writings, your style is so unique... very inspiring...

    Those pieces are crazy! I would totally wear any of the eye ones!

    XOXO! love your blog!

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  2. I meant to say "I love the way you write".. sorry for my bad english.. haha! :D

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  3. ooh, this is very cool and innovative. really interesting idea! i love the cat shadow.

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  4. This is such a unique idea! I always hear makeup artists saying that they try to create shadows or contours to the face to slim it down, this does it for you naturally...haha...Very cool. Modern and refreshing.

    Natalie xx

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  5. That is so cool, thanks for sharing! I wonder if it will take hold?

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  6. such a unique idea! love it! ^^

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  7. Interesting. It reminds me of art created to have shadows be a part of it. Like the shadow will complete the form.
    These are cool.

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  8. These are beyond cool! There are a lot of things that are so magical I don't want them to go mainstream, but this I do, selfishly, so I can have one for myself. I love the eye collar.

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  9. That's seriously the coolest thing I've seen in a while! I like your intro -- which reminds me of a current debate between my bf and I. He thinks clothes should only be about function. What do you think about that?

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  10. i have just found your blog and its really lovely! i enjoyed the hour by hour post you did earlier on about your travels.
    and your dresses are super cute :)

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  11. I saw these the other day! very interesting. I do wonder how on earth would you actually wear one? seems ever so slightly impractical.

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  12. As I love cats,
    I love it so much!!

    Kisses and hugs friend!

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  13. oh my, maiko's work is so inspiring. i think i like this conceptual fashion. :)

    thanks for sharing!

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  14. those are fantastic, i am not artistic in the least. that just blows me away

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  15. genius. you have suh a great eye for these sorts of things x

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  16. wow this so unique and cool, what a fun visual effect

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  17. What an interesting concept and sooo imaginative! I predict it will get a lot of attention! xxoxoxo

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  18. What an amazing concept... I'd very much wear a shadow necklace of my cat George :)

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  19. What an amazing design! I'm particularly smitten with that cat piece, of course... Imagine a shadow cat tiara! Miaow!

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  20. Wow that's awesome , I love the idea ! The cat piece is definitely stunning..

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  21. such an interesting concept, the resulting cat shadow is wonderful

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  22. Completely and utterly gorgeous. You always find the most unexpected accessories.

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  23. this is gorgeous. there are such amazingly creative people out there.

    i must ask though, where do you find such amazing pictures?

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  24. These are amazing. I love the combination of delicate patterns with the strong geometric shapes.

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  25. I adore your blog!

    Would you like to exchange links?

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  26. These are insanely amazing. That would be a pretty awesome jewelry trend, albeit quite impractical!

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  27. It is quite scary, as well as innovated....i am not sure if I ever wear any of this but still it is a very creative idea....
    xx

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  28. I agree with Katerina :) Really interesting though...
    xx

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  29. Interesting concept. Love the cat shadow one!
    =)



    Xx

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  30. this kind of blows my mind. how do people even think of stuff like this?

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  31. Loving this post! The necklaces are super creative :P

    xo,
    Jessica

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  32. Wow, this is very magical and unique. Such a creative design!

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  33. Loved the idea of shadow, it gave me a little curious feeling to see the list of possible jewels can be related to this. And the eloquent pictures! Just... flawless. Beautiful.

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  34. This is great!! I love this idea, it's so unique and beautiful!

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  35. i captured a snippet of this on bloglovin... nice to see what it was all about... very subtle, yet also so over-the-top-romantic.

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  36. beautiful images, think i'm inclined...!

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  37. wow great ! maiko takeda must be a very creative person .

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  38. Amazing use of shadows. So creative. Next will be...shadow clothes? Haha.

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  39. I've never seen anything like this ever before, and I like it that way. Genius.

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  40. wow. what an incredibly creative concept. i'm amazed.

    xoxo

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  41. oooh I love the cat one!! 'tis like fairly elegant face paint for grown ups xxx

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  42. i love the concept, i would totally wear shadows... that's such an alice-in-wonderland type thing. i've had that top picture saved on my computer since the first time i saw it.

    xoxo,
    emily

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  43. I read about these pieces about a month ago :) absolutely genius

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  44. Simply beautiful and, well, simple!!

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  45. I especially love the first picture. It is amaying with the kind of ideas that artists come up with....pure genius

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  46. these are incredible, how would you even begin?!

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