PRESENTING AT NOKIA BELL LABS – EXPERIMENTS IN ART & TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTING AT NOKIA BELL LABS – EXPERIMENTS IN ART & TECHNOLOGY

Nokia Bell Labs is notable for developing radio astrology, the transistor, the laser and information theory. Since they opened in 1925 they have won 8 Nobel Peace Prices for their innovative technologies. I was honored to be one of twelve presenting artists & curators at Nokia Bell Lab’s Experiments in Art & Technology (E.A.T.) 50th Anniversary Salon. The event took place this past July 27th, where over 60 engineers and artists attended the event in Murray Hill, NJ. BACKGROUND Fifty years ago in 1966 Bell labs teamed up with artists in NYC to push the boundaries of art and science. E.A.T. was created…
ALWAYS HARD PREMIER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRGO BIRTHDAY PARTY

ALWAYS HARD PREMIER AT THE 4TH ANNUAL VIRGO BIRTHDAY PARTY

Its that time of year once again… sweet, sweet September. Every year the Virgos’ gather in Greenpoint at the Radpad to celebrate the month of their birth. It is a celebration that everyone looks forward to for the nostalgia of house parties and the underground music scene that used to be NYC. Kate Maley and I performed three of our new songs, the first one in a half are above for your enjoyment entitled “New York Smells Bad” and “Renegade”. Aaron Diskin, music mastermind jumped on the mic and brought us “Poetry Minute” followed by an epic cover of David Lee…
ENDINGS, COMPLETION AND NEW BEGINNINGS

ENDINGS, COMPLETION AND NEW BEGINNINGS

Tomorrow is the last day of LUMA as we know it. Terese and I have been working hard over the past three years to learn as much as we can about plastic, production and running our own business. We have learned a lot and made a lot and had a lot of fun together. I’ve included mostly photos of our sunglasses in this post because I still think they rock and we will continue to sell them in collaboration with Lana Para. Terese will be leaving for Denmark to go back to school next week and as much as I…
DUNE STUDIOS SUMMER SALE RECAP

DUNE STUDIOS SUMMER SALE RECAP

Last week we arrived at Dune Studios with Vagamundo (who normally sells in Chile) to sell some of our favorite summer pieces. Vagamundo is a boho-chic brand that turns vintage sari’s into beautiful flowy yoga pants, sun dresses and kimonos. Brandy (above) wearing her new stunning wrap around LUMA cuff and Vagamundo Kimono. We brought some new pieces including one of a kind pendant necklaces and flower bangle bracelets in various textures. As always, the iridescent circuit cuffs and flower sunglasses were a huge hit! This is our awesome DJ friend Vicky of Ebb and Flow showing off her brand new…
NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2016

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2016

To kick off the beginning of summer, every year Brooklynites and tourists alike look forward to the Northside Festival held over the course of one week in Williamsburg. I first came to know the festival several years ago through its various local music artists who would perform, since then the festival has grown to now also include Content and Innovation. This year through my work with Cunning, I was given an “Influencer” pass to attend the smart talks about technology, art and of course live music. Although I only live several blocks from the heart of the festival, it never hurts…
SUMMER SALE AT DUNE STUDIOS WITH VAGAMUNDO

SUMMER SALE AT DUNE STUDIOS WITH VAGAMUNDO

We cordially invite you to come hang with us! Today beginning at 11 AM. Vagamundo is a boho-chic brand whom we love working with and they were kind enough to include us in their summer sale! We will be selling LUMA Sunglasses, leaf pendant necklaces, cuffs and one of a kind pieces at up to %75 off in order to make room for new inventory! Get it while its hot 😉 Here is a great photo of the Vagamundo crew rocking LUMA Sunnies at our last collaboration shoot with them at Dune: Happy Hour will begin at 5pm (give or…
LUMA, MATCHA, POETRY & PERFORMANCE AT THE ALCHEMIST’S KITCHEN

LUMA, MATCHA, POETRY & PERFORMANCE AT THE ALCHEMIST’S KITCHEN

Dear Friends, Fans and Lovers- We cordially invite you to come play with us at this exciting, out of this world event: MERCURY RETROGRADE Sunday, May 15th, 2016 1 PM – 6 PM The Alchemist’s Kitchen – 21 E. 1st St. NY, NY Brought to you by The Haiku Guys & Gals and Bowery Poetry Hosted by Lisa Markuson and Nikhil Melnechuk. Wearable Art & Performance by LUMA – Jewels of Perception Matcha Pop-Up from Ma Matcha *** WEARABLE ART & PERFORMANCE After a three year obsession with hand processing iridescent acrylic into various jewelry designs, Terese Pagh and Courtney…
LUMA HITS THE ROAD

LUMA HITS THE ROAD

Hi Friends! Thank you to everyone who came by our Halloween and moving sales this past month! We really enjoyed catching up with you as we cleaned up and out of the RADPAD Studio in Greenpoint. We shared tons of great memories there over the past five years and we are so grateful you were a part of them. The next few months we will be sending you updates from on the road! This week we touched down in Miami with a giant suitcase of our LUMA wearable art to disperse around the infamous Art Basel Festival. Today and over…
LIVE LIKE BOND

LIVE LIKE BOND

It is no secret that James Bond lives a luxurious life. As a secret agent to one of the world’s top intelligence agencies, 007 has access to the swankiest private clubs, the best accomodations and the fastest cars on the planet. In the new Bond film, director Sam Mendez takes us all around the world from Mexico to Morocco to Austria and eventually back to Bond’s home town of London to track down the international crime ring “Spectre”. To celebrate the release of the new Bond film “Spectre” which made its US premier this past Friday, the chic May Fair Hotel…
COLONIAL LUXURY IN MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

COLONIAL LUXURY IN MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

Serene white sandy beaches and warm sunshine fill the coast of Montego Bay. I recently traveled to Jamaica to experience the island’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall. Winner of Traveler’s choice award 2015, The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall captures Authentic Colonial Luxury though its elegant décor, deluxe accommodations and its welcoming style of Jamaican hospitality. Property- Just 20 minutes from the Sangster International Airport, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall is made up of 295 luxury suites including 189 suites with ocean or garden view and 2 presidential suites. The stately adult only resort features functional…