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Wearable Picasso

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Ayça Ozbank Taskan/Mara Paris

I was amused to learn that Ayça Özbank Taşkan, the designer behind Mara Paris jewelry, is also an architect. Between last week’s Made in Love jewelry and these pieces, I’m starting to see a pattern forming! Unlike Made in Love’s work, though, this work feels much more rooted in modern art than in architecture. The lines of Picasso and Matisse are strongly echoed in the unusual pieces. Whatever the inspiration, I find this line utterly fascinating.

“Architectural projects tend to be quite complex involving big teams. It goes through various stages and seeing the end result can usually take years. Designing an earring can be done with a very small team at a very fast pace. It is possible to prepare two collections within a year, hold them in my hands and see them being worn. I find this very exciting and more suitable to the rhythm of life we live today.”

– Ayça Özbank Taşkan

Before settling in Paris, Taşkan lived in many diverse cities, soaking up the cultures of İstanbul, Venice, Padua, Milan, Helsinki, and Berlin. She say that both her architecture and her jewelry work are the product of all of these cultures.

You can follow the amazing Mara Paris on the label’s website and on Instagram and Facebook.

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Sale continues 🖤 👉🏻 http://mara.paris/shop

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Muse ✨ #maraparis #jewelry #necklace

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Saint Valentine chez #maraparis ❤️❤️❤️

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Flux Ring Vermeil #maraparis

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Dina ✨ #maraparis

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From the TWO Collection ✨ #maraparis #jewelry #ring

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Mara Paris Trophies 💛 DINA ✨

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Wearable Picasso

  1. I could study these for hours.

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  2. The Dina ear cuff is gorgeous. Way outta my price range, but a girl can dream….

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  3. I think all of them are interesting . I still haven’t got into males wearing earrings but a lot do. Not me but as I said, these are all beautiful and interesting. Hal

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  4. I love these! I like the idea that from a distance they might just look like ordinary pendants or earrings but then up close you spot all these wee faces. I also really love that they are statement pieces but are subtle and every day wearable.

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  5. Very cool!

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