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Apr 5, 2012 >> We’re passing Geometry 101! Alicia Mohr takes us behind the inspiration


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We fell in love with Alicia Mohr and her designs from her line, Ali’s Collection, after visiting her home to check out her stuff (Watch the fun we have this week on our main Video). So inspired were we that we cherised this little G&F love letter that Alicia sent over to help us understand her creative process and see what inspired her Geometry collection this season.

We know, talking about creative inspiration is usually such a bullish*t kind of thing—but just read Alicia’s process in writing. If you liked her after watching her G&F Interview, then just wait until you sift through the below. Our love for Alicia and her jewelry? Exponential*!

*That was a Math pun. Get it? Exponential?

1.CHEVRON WATERCOLOR BY JOANNA GROSS // 2.ALI’S GEOMETRIC CRYSTAL NECKLACE // 3.ROCK PENDANT LIGHT // 4.RALPH LAUREN’S DUSTIN DODECAHEDRON TABLE LAMP // 5.SIMRIN’S NAPKINS // 6.ALI’S ELECTRIC EMERALD NECKLACE // 7.XAVIER & ME’S FEZ PILLOW // 8.GOLDEN MUSTARD FABRIC

Alicia on inspiration: For me the design process is multi-tasking on overdrive. You are going about your day performing other tasks and participating in activities, but in the back of your mind you are filtering everything and looking for that spark that will be the inspiration for your new collection or unique piece.

When I was designing this collection I was knee deep in home decor catalogs and sites trying to pick out wallpaper and accessories for my modern loft. I became somewhat obsessed with geometric patterns as I perused thousands of wallpaper thumbnails and then started to think about how I could evolve the patterns into jewelry pieces. Since there was so much noise in the space due to the popularity of geometric patterns, I thought about how I could make the collection unique. Under the unifying theme of geometry, I look liberties by combining multiple influences and styles into one piece. The idea is you look at a piece like the Electric Emerald Necklace (below) and it’s kind of art deco and it’s kind of Navajo at the same time. You want it to become it’s own thing so it’s unique enough that it’s not quickly compartmentalized.

Get more inspiration from Ali’s Collection at AlisCollection.com.