Design and architecture journalist Gabrielle Kennedy has been critically commenting on design cultures for the last decade. She was the Japan correspondent for POL Oxygen and contributed to Icon, The Australian, the Singapore Straits Times, Japan Times and Black & White.
Now based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands she is the features editor at design.nl and has contributed to WGSN and written essays for various books on design and contemporary culture like the critically acclaimed Open Design Now. Her interest in design spans disciplines – for jewellery she has written extensively on the Dutch scene from avant-garde artist Emmy van Leersum to Ted Noten and more recent Design Academy graduates like Sayaka Yamamoto and Jody Kocken.
Curating for & Sparkles she has sought out objects that marry a strong concept with a refined aesthetic. It is always fascinating to bring the experimental nature of high-end conceptual jewellery design back to wearable objects that appeal to real women.