Study O Portable, UK-based Bernadette Deddens and Testuo Mukai, produced two awesome, edible-looking pieces of jewelry for Food Marketo, a collaboration between Design Marketo and Appartamento Magazine.
Baum, pictured top, is produced in a similar way to a Baumkuchen (or German Tree Cake). Layers of coloured ceramic resin are applied onto a rotating spit over a period of several hours. The "trunk" is then cut into slices to form bangles.
Ananas comes from a "fascination for huge American roadside sculptures, such as giant donuts and dinosaurs" and an investigation into "the relationship between a tool of production and the resulting object." A third bangle is made with the first two, which serve as oversized knurling tools that create a pattern of a scaled-up pineapple skin. Here, the tools and the pieces produced with them can all be worn as jewelry.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.