In 2011, Perrin Lam – who worked as a "Mad Man" creative in the ad business in the 70s – launched Novodeco, a jewelry line he describes as “a celebration of the continuing conversation between line and curve, Art Deco and Bauhaus; De Stijl and Objectivism; Dada and Constructivism and the many sub-genres in between.”
“That may hurt to think about, but it’s easy to wear,” he adds.
The designer wondered why pet jewelry so often led toward the cartoonish rather than Modernist, and was inspired to create a beautiful line of feline (and canine) pins that are not only meant to be worn as chic accessories, but also admired as unique works of art. Like any artist, Lam relies on a creative muse, and revealed to me that his Fat Cat collection in particular is based on his real life pudgy puss, Girtha.
I’m a big fan of the Tuxedo Cat and the Flying Kitty pin designs, but other pieces such as Bent Cat, Radio Cat, and Criss Cross Cat are also not to be missed. The entire collection ranges from $110 – $150 each, and can be found over at Novodeco.com.