In 1967, Scott McKenzie reminded us that, if we’re going to San Francisco, we should be sure to wear flowers in our hair. Orli recommends that we wear vintage glass flowers in a bright, cheery, fluid draping pattern from our ears. Berkeley, a San Francisco suburb, was a prominent part of the activity and culture of the Sixties as well; decades later, it is again at the forefront of our times, providing a haven for technological innovators and inventions. With its friendly community, fresh air, open space, sunny climate, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and continuously blooming flowers, Berkeley, like these earrings made with vintage glass, is thoroughly charming. Orli says, “These shapes and colors made me feel so happy while I was designing and making the Berkeley. It looks so natural and cheerful, I didn’t want to stop looking at it!”
Vintage glass, 14-karat gold-filled
Orli likes beautiful things, and in this, she suspects that she is not alone. In fact, she suspects that you may agree. After all, form often follows function, but within form, there are multitudinous opportunities to amplify aesthetic appeal. Enter the movements of applied art, an all-encompassing approach to art and creativity that reaches far beyond the fine arts to touch industrial design and everyday objects with aesthetic design. Using fluid draping, clear and strong colors both bright and soft, and Orli’s characteristically deft blending of vintage and modern styling, Aesthete pieces are inspired by four such movements: Bauhaus, Art Neouveau, Art Deco, and Arts and Crafts.