Sunday, 30 September 2012

Damien Hirst's Diamond Skull

"For The Love Of God"

Damien Hirst's life size diamond encrusted platinum cast of an eighteenth century human skull.
Featuring 8,601 pave set diamonds weighing 1,106.18 carats.
Estimated value $100 million.

Here the artist reveals his thoughts behind the construction of "For The Love of God"

An amazing contemporary work of art...don't you think??

Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Sparkle of Brooke Astor

The Art and Jewellery Collection from the Estate of the philanthropist, Brooke Astor
raked in $18.8 million this week, according to Sotheby's.
Proceeds go to her favourite charities including the
New York Public Library,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
 and the Animal Medical Centre.
A spectacular and beautiful collection of jewels.
The Engagement ring, 22.84ct Emerald
Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Bulgari Necklace
A Platinum, Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire Cartier Bracelet
A Platinum, Diamond, Emerald and Enamel Boucheron Brooch
The Van Cleef & Arpels Lion Brooch
Featuring 8 carats of Yellow Diamonds,
the eyes are Rubies,
the nose is Enamel
and the branch is Coral.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Bejewelled Indian Elephant
 images Sotheby's
"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around"
Brooke Astor's life motto.
The Collection can be viewed at Sotheby's

Friday, 28 September 2012

My Weekend "Pinspirations" via Pinterest!

Do you Pin?
Has Pinterest taken over your life???
It's fabulous, fun and EASY! 
A great way to store ideas, inspirations, recipes, projects etc..
So I thought I would share some of my "Pinspirations" for the weekend.

To Drink

Blakberi Blues and Co-jito
Details here

To Eat

Grilled Soft Cheese, Thyme Honey and Fresh Figs
Kale Crisps
 Mast-o-Khiar Yoghurt Dip
Thyme Roasted Grapes and Ricotta

Cinnamon Rolls 
Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart
from here

To do with my Little Miss Sparkler
Fairies in a Jar
Edible Glitter
 Heart Shaped Cupcakes
Details here

More Interiors to Pin! 

from here 

 You can follow me here on Pinterest.
Happy Pinning!!
Jen X

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Street SPARK : Jewels & Patterns

A divine mix of colours, patterns, textures and embellishment! 
Street Style....
Fashion Week, Milan.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Interior Love...

I think this is my favourite kitchen EVER...

No words....

and loving this...a Hotel really?

Soooo Cosy..L'Otel in Mexico

Jen X

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Random Loving: Beauty Spots, Worst Haircut Ever, Energy Orbs and Jewellery!

I thought I would pass on some random goodies I am loving this week!
Here goes....

The Divine Carine on smoky eyes, her new beauty spot and MAC. 

This amazing book printed on a couple of thousand pages, no letters and taking 80 days to complete!
I recently returned from a skiing trip with two of my Sparklers,
only to to discover my little Sparkler (6 years old) decided she would prefer a fringe!!!
So of course she gave herself one.
Actually not as dire as it could have been.
Well I am telling myself that every time I look at it!!
 Anyway it reminded me of this very funny interview Jeff Cohen had with his daughter's.
 It is worth a listen if you haven't already, a guaranteed giggle for me!!
I really don't know how he doesn't laugh through it!
 Listen to it here
The aftermath of Eva"s "Tush" long haircut 

Great start to the day, my favourite coffee in my favourite cup
with the best EVER Energy Orb.
Look at the yumminess in this!
I really do love food that loves me back.
I made this version with medjool dates, almonds, walnuts, goji berries,
coconut, chia seeds and cacao powder.
Very delicious....
Whilst we are on food..I made this last night for my family
from the fabulous Ina Garten,
The Barefoot Contessa : How easy is that?
Peach Cake recipe here
This definitely doesn't love me back!

This is in my near future.... 
Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney from My New Roots
Sneak Peak...
Available soon at Jen Nicholl Jewellery...
A limited number of Cabochon Aqua Chalcedony Sterling Silver Cuffs.
Loving these!
Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of your own ear??
Apologies for the bad shot!
Well I can only justify it by the fact I have had a number of requests regarding the
 Lotus Earrings in Sterling Silver.

Thankfully my new collection will be PROFESSIONALLY photographed next week!!!
These can be purchased from Jen Nicholl Jewellery
Jen X