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Currently on display as part of Brooklyn store/gallery Spring's show "Around the Flat," Melissa Borrell's jewelry translates topographic maps into wearable forms. The RISD-trained designer asks "How can I change the way someone views the world?" redefining jewelry as well in the process. Though Borrell's work seems to point to the differences between urban and rural landscapes, the New York-based jewelry designer also makes" expanding jewelry" and introduced a pop-out stainless steel pendant at this year's ICFF

Also on Cool Hunting: Ian Hundley

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