A while back we posted on Deka Ray jewelry and spoke with designer Eugenie Huang about her work. Because we pulled Huang's newest designs for our The Sun Doesn't Care photo shoot, we've decided to pull part of that conversation out from the archives--in case you missed it the first time around. Huang, since last we spoke, has added larger-than-life pieces to her collection and had numerous publications shoutout her work. Deka Ray has landed everything from a huge Refinery 29 story to a feature in Elle magazine. Huang's architecture pursuits are still going strong but with orders streaming in from all over the world, she's being kept quite busy. Below, an excerpt from our post on Deka Ray,
...Being young, pretty, and ambitious usually means you've some sort of thriving business going on, and that's perfectly fine. The aspect that's often missing, in a city where anyone can do anything, are the designers who treat their work as a craft, and who've dedicated their time to learn about it on a deeper (daresay, classical) level...With a B.S. in Architecture from M.I.T. and a Masters from Columbia, Huang has been trained to meditate on the relationship of spaces and materials and to create based on those findings. As Huang says,
"I think of Deka Ray as being someone or something otherworldly landing in the woods of North Carolina [where I grew up] and gleaning ideas from this environment mixed with more futuristic notions about technology. Very much in line with the "future primitive" concept."
Sometimes all it takes is a closer look to realize that some girls aren't just makin' jewelry.