New pieces in from Quetzali Jewelry for ears of all sizes. Based in Mexico City, Quetzali creates earrings inspired by indigenous designs with a modern twist, each one unique and made by hand. In nahuati “quetzali” means “beautiful,” which remains the driving force behind the company.
Kiki Smith is a prolific and very famous artist. She works in many mediums including sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, print and installations. I first met Kiki in 1994, when a wild haired woman showed up to the door at East Side Ink wanting to get small blue dots tattooed on her arm. Dan Higgs was sitting in with us and I thought that they might make a perfect match. Fifteen minutes later she was the proud owner of some blue dots and Dan and I were none the wiser. Weeks later, she again knocked on the door and asked if I could give Dan a drawing she had done. It was a pencil drawing of a blue vagina on a ripped off corner of paper..