"We believe that art in all forms tells a story," explain college pals Ken Leung and Dana Chin, the design duo behind b-side who first launched their accessory-making partnership on the Doo.ri runway in Spring 2005 with oodles of enthusiasm, vision...and pliers plus a hammer. "Sculpture and in particular jewelry have long been vessels of showcasing wealth and social standing, our vision is to create work that is a vessel for a deeper form of expression. Our pieces and subject matters are intended to connect with viewers on an emotional level as well as an aesthetic one. We strive to tell a story of beauty with a message."
Their one-of-a-kind neckpieces are made from recycled vintage silk scarves with b-side hardware, and are 40% off in honor of Earth Day (offer ends 4/29/10). Available at KenAndDanaDesign.com.
- Lesley Scott