Bling Your Things
For almost as long as we’ve dressed for the elements, we’ve dressed for each other. Fashion is about signaling — who we belong to (loosely, our tribe) & who we want to belong to (our romantic partner). Jewelry is a unique form of adornment, particularly in its durability & density. Give or get a ring, and it should last for more than a lifetime. Wear it out on the town, and you can tell an entire room that you’re “taken.”
Stickers are like fashion for everyday objects, ways of transforming their look & feel, as a form of self-expression. At Apply, we generally think of objects as “blank canvases” but in this case, we might say they’re “nude.” Jewelry Box offers a way to “dress them up” for different occasions & seasons.
As our society has transitioned from a “more is more” mindset to conscious consumerism, there’s been a flight to quality products that last. This has been driven, in part, by our heightened awareness of our environmental footprint. And it’s been enabled by the internet, bringing transparency to supply chains & consumer sentiment. In the products that we do buy, we’re more inclined to invest in them, to personalize them, with an eye to their longevity & the degree to which they represent us in the world.
Jewelry Box offers a couture-like experience for everyday objects: museum-grade pieces that otherwise would be under lock & key. Sourced from collections all over the world dating back as far as 4,000 years of human history, they represent more than intrinsic monetary value (i.e. the cost for an ounce of gold or a one carat diamond) but cultural value, too. Peeling any of these gems reveals an image of 19th c. marbled paper printed, as you might expect inside the jacket in a book on the history of adornment.
Jewelry as a category is always “in-season,” but there’s no more timely moment to gift or receive it than Valentine’s Day. Whether you add it to a traditional necklace, earrings, ring, etc, or as an affordable substitute, enjoy these 26 delightfully shiny peels. Bling your things :) Share your results with us on IG (@applystickers)! We cannot wait to see how you Apply
Originally published at https://www.applystickers.com on February 2, 2021.