Voyager Journal — Nature

Aoko Su: Symmetry and Muted Ornamentation, Chaos and Order, Transcending Place and Time

2013 accessories adornment Aoko Su Ashley Jerman design Inspiration jewelry Made in the USA metal Nature quality

We are so stoked to be carrying a new line of jewelry, Aoko Su, at both Revolver and Voyager. Drawing upon both architecture and the natural world as reference and inspiration, Aoko Su jewelry is elegant and minimal, but strong and beautiful in impact.  Recently I had the chance to interview Aoko Su designer Ashley Jerman about her career, travels, and inspiration. Here is what she had to say. Did you always know you wanted to make jewelry? What started your career in jewelry design? Who, what, where were your initial inspirations? I haven't always known that I wanted to...

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The Devil's Teeth

Devil's Teeth ecology Farallon Islands Farallones fauna flora history Inspiration local Nature ocean preservation Rebecca Solnit Robert Talbot San Francisco Susan Casey sustainable

Just 30 miles outside the Golden Gate, many San Franciscans don't even realize they are there. I had never heard of them until my landlady's son made mention of them. He told us that on clear days they were visible from our house on the hill, our castle in the sky, here in the Excelsior district. But as it was August and we were in the midst of full-on foggy season, I had to wait to catch a glimpse... From the first time I spied them, they totally captured my imagination. I could easily and readily see myself living out...

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You take your car to work / I'll take my board

Inspiration Nature ocean surfing

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Beauty, Simplicity, A Deep Appreciation of Nature, Elegance

2012 Black Crane Inspiration Los Angeles Made in the USA Momoko Suzuki Nature

Black Crane is a gorgeous line created by Momo Yamaguchi. Based in Los Angeles, Momo and her husband Alexander Yamaguchi (who has his own line of menswear also available at Revolver) have created a life that is reflected in their designs; beauty, simplicity, a deep appreciation for nature, and elegance reign here. Momoko took the time to answer some questions for us about her processes, influences, and inspirations.  Black Crane Spring 2012 You began your career in environmental art and architecture. How did you make the transition to clothing and jewelry design? How does your background in environmental art and architecture influence...

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All Encompassing: Revolver's very own Julia Lemke

2012 desert design flora Gold Rush Inspiration Julia Lemke Nature photography San Francisco

We are incredibly lucky to have amongst us at Revolver and Voyager some supremely talented and inspiring individuals. One such person is the always lovely and hardworking Julia Lemke. Julia has recently launched her new website and both Voyager and Revolver carry her jewelry and plant wares under her imprint Auger + Ore. Swing by to check out the goods and read on to learn about what Julia does. When did you realize that design was what you wanted to do? What lead you to this discovery? I think I’ve always known I wanted to do some sort of design,...

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