Montreal-based Machete Designs has recently released their 2011 Valentine's Day collection. I know what you're thinking. Most "his and hers" jewelry designs, especially Valentine's Day collections, tend to be packed with frills, hearts, cupids and other tacky clichés, but don't expect any of that from Machete Designs. Each matching set is one-of-a-kind and includes nonpareil trinkets like vintage keys and gorilla pendants. For more photos, check out Machete Design's website. Spread the love.
Machete Designs is a Montreal-based custom jewelry company that takes old trinkets and random objects – think broken antique chandeliers and nostalgic Jurassic Park figurines – and transforms them into fresh-to-death accessories. They're currently running a Facebook contest called "Rock What You Got" that invites users to upload a photograph of an object from their own treasure chest, and the person with the most votes gets a custom-made necklace by Machete designer Avril-Maud herself that incorporates the creative pendant into the designs. For more about the contest visit the Machete Designs Facebook page.
1 - Armand Van Helden - I Can't Wait (House Head & B-boy Collaboration)
2 - The Cure - Close To Me (Paul's Horny Dub-Remix)
3 - Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick
4 - Soul II Soul - Back To Life
5 - Talking Heads - Burning Down The House (Alternate Version)
6 - Lovebirds - U Give Me
7 - The Revenge - Just Be Good to Me
8 - Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down (Aggro Mix)
9 - Rocha - Hands Of Love (Harvey's Downstairs Mix-Up)
10 - The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
11 - Sounds Superb - Psuedo Wind (Andrew Ross Long Edit)
12 - Duckbeats - Music (Don't Stop)
13 - The Source f. Candi Staton - You Got The Love (Radio mix)