The idea behind a souvenir is to evoke a memory of a vacation. Meshu, a new age jewelry company takes this concept one step further with their new innovative creations. The company has created a modern version of mapping your travels, sans flag push pins & map.
Meshu was co-founded by Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx. Hwang studied and worked in architecture before working on maps and data visualizations. Binx has a background in math and art history, bust has always loved making jewelry. Binx is currently working at Stamen where she designs and codes data visualizations. The way Meshu works is by triangulating your vacation destinations resulting in an unique geometric shape that is then designed into wearable jewelry. This jewelry goes beyond simply signifying personal taste, and enters a realm of personal sentiment. The result of this collaboration is the opportunity to create a custom, futuristic design that can be made into earrings, a necklace, or even silk screened onto a shirt.
So whether you choose to triangulate your college spring breaks in Cabo, or your backpacking trip in Europe, the product made is uniquely your own. Meshu can even create a shape by utilizing the popular app, Foursquare and it's geo-locating capability by mapping your check-ins. Your design can come in an array of colors, depending on the material used. Even if jet-setting isn't your thing, you can still arbitrarily select destinations you may find interesting or places you'd like to visit.
So next time you are searching for a souvenir, move past the ephemeral shot glass and opt for the wearable memory.
Go HERE to design your own Meshu!
Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.