Monday, July 28, 2008

There's a little Guggenheim in All of Us.

That is, if you actually carry a peice of the Guggenheim on you. In case you didn't know Frank Lloyd Wright's most recognizable masterpiece, the Guggenheim, has just undergone a little nip and tuck in exterior restoration. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark, the Guggenheim took fragments gathered during the restoration and presented them in hand-crafted acrylic and sterling silver forms of jewelry- called "Restoration Rocks."

California-based jewelry artist Cara Tilker has created nine different designs including earrings, pendants, bracelets, a ring, and cuff links each containing fragments of the Guggenheim. So if tote bags or coffee mugs are not your style to distinguish yourself as a museum patron, visit and pick yourself up some rocks, literally.

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