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JH Color Theory: Cosmic Latte

Most exciting discovery: The “Color of The Universe,” circa 2002, is basically our Marzipan polish.

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JH Color Theory: Cosmic Latte
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JH Color Theory: Women in Polish

Having (too much?) fun daydreaming about dream/inspiring/powerhouse women and the JH polish that they’d wear…

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JH Color Theory: Women in Polish
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Musings: Duet

Collecting inspiration and considering themes of duality, synchronicity, and deliberate connection …

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Musings: Duet
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JH Guide: Holiday Gifting

What we’re giving this season — JH staples + an edit of suggestions from the other designers we love.

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JH Guide: Holiday Gifting
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JH Guide: Tiny Objects for the Objet

a study and suggested list of tiny things for storing in your pendant, visually inspired by John Baldessari’s Goya series.

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JH Guide: Tiny Objects for the Objet
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Musings: Sontag

Reference notes on Sontag, a special new JH polish produced in collaboration with Sexy Beast, a Los Angeles-based, artist-driven benefit for Planned Parenthood LA.

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Musings: Sontag
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Musings: History of the Locket

Lockets in retrospect: what they stored, what they meant, and how the role of a memento-driven talisman has evolved.

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Musings: History of the Locket
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Summer Color Theory with Emily Sundberg

A fun mini collaboration with Emily Sundberg of NY Mag, whose color tests have been inspiring us to explore the narrative potential in palette.

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Summer Color Theory with Emily Sundberg
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JH Guide: How to Give Yourself an At-Home Manicure

I have given myself (+ had many professional) manicures over the years, and in the process picked up a few strategies, tools, and techniques ...

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JH Guide: How to Give Yourself an At-Home Manicure
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DIVING: Studies in Underwater Communication

Introducing a special J.Hannah collaboration — a study on scuba signals, underwater language, and modes of unspoken communication. 

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DIVING: Studies in Underwater Communication
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Pet Project: Women in Lockets

To celebrate our new Signature Locket, we visited five creative friends (and their pets!) to document and discuss a shared love for / obsession with our animals. 


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Pet Project: Women in Lockets
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Musings: Arranging Things, Part II

Part two in a study on arrangements, both intentional and unexpected

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Musings: Arranging Things, Part II
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Musings: Arranging Things

On being drawn to collections, arrangements, and the placement of objects …

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Musings: Arranging Things
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Musings: Eames Study

A study in shapes, from artist Alyson Fox, using J.Hannah nail polishes as medium. 

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Musings: Eames Study
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Musings: Glace

A glimpse at the interdisciplinary influences that inspired the new Glacé collection— piqued by the multidimensionality of clear quartz as a reflector and absorber of color, texture, and shadow. 

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Musings: Glace
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Places: Tucson Gem Show

Last week I traveled to Arizona for a pilgrimage to the Tucson gem and mineral show — the largest and oldest show of its kind in the world.

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Places: Tucson Gem Show