Waris Ahluwalia is Amazing & Other Confessions

via sikhchic.com
Waris Ahluwalia is a total bad ass and I have been crushing on him and his wares for ages. His jewelry line aptly titled House of Waris first caught my eye way back in Vogue 2007. He also had made a cameo in Wes Anderson's Darjeeling Limited (probably my most favorite Wes Anderson movies of all time) and totally stole the show. 

His attention to detail and his eye for the unique yet timeless make all of his pieces instant heirloom material. It took the beauty of his creations to re-inspire my blogging. Forgive me for my absence, but I have been feeling generally unmotivated due to unforeseen stressers, both good and bad, in my life.

Let's just say at the beginning of each new season I always get really jazzed about the upcoming trends and new goodies to buy. But I undoubtedly run out of money and pizzazz for the entire lot and experience burn out in the form of writer's block. It also did not help that it has been in the 80s in Houston until today (ahem, Dec. 10!) and that my skinny-single girl frame has been replaced with the comfy-fatty frame of a girl settled into and monogamous, cohabiting relationship. There is no one to blame but myself and my love for foods and general lack of self discipline. It's a 2 year vicious cycle that is neither good for my moral or body. So, I am going to attempt to swing the pendelum back toward moderation and work out and eat healthy most days. Also, I have found tremendous motivation and too-easy-to-not-do workouts on the Muffin Top-Less blog (thanks for that little gift, Pinterest and the Universe). Thanks for letting me vent you are the best.

Without further ado, Waris Ahluwalia, the coolest man around.
the entitled punk-maharaja waris ahluwalia of house of waris at istanbul 74
via Design Boom

the entitled punk-maharaja waris ahluwalia of house of waris at istanbul 74
ISTANBUL’74 hosts an exhibition of HOUSE OF WARIS, the fine jewelry collection designed by waris ahluwalia, on view until 9 th november in the ISTANBUL’74 gallery space in karakoy, istanbul. the punjab-born, brooklyn-raised waris ahluwalia (aka 'punk maharaja') creates fine jewelry pieces that are noted for their unique beauty and craftsmanship. coveted by fashion icons and sold at the most luxurious boutiques, they bring together old world techniques and marvelously modern designs. waris has spent the last seven years searching the world for the artisans (goldsmiths, stonecutters, ...) that approach their craft with passion and an innate understanding of raw materials. from rome to jaipur to bangkok to new york, he has worked with great talents, combining the old with the new.
'there should be meaning in jewellery for men. it should be -my significant other gave me this- or -my dad gave me this-
or you're in a band. if you're in a band, all bets are off. wear whatever you want.' he says in an interview with GQ magazine.

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