Many jewellers cite architecture as an inspiration for their works. Still more exhibit in their visual vocabulary forms recognisable from architecture.

In most instances the influence is subtle. It may be pure coincidence due to the use of similar motifs, though in some works the artist will deliberately reference specific buildings.

The relationship between works is a dialogue between parties with mutual interests and intertwined aesthetic sensibilities. Architecture has a critical influence on the perception of constructed form for many people, as it is so familiar and so recognisable.

Jewellery artists especially find both the products and the mechanics of structure aesthetically engaging, even intriguing, and often instructive on a technical level.

So on my journey between jewellery and design i found – Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp

A boutique which houses stylish high-end fashion, curious design objects and collectibles. Items that inspire and feel like coming home, carefully selected by Graanmarkt 13 founders Tim and Ilse and art director Bob Verhelst.

A dreamy fragrance for your home, a handmade china set that you just can’t fine anywhere else, striking jewellery and sophisticated prêt-à-porter fashion. Things that make your heart miss a beat, for both your home and your wardrobe. Besides established labels, they also feature creations by up-and-coming designers.

Future favourites for him and her alike.