To the Manu Born

manu jewelry!
Photos: Courtesy of Manu

How to kill time in a hotel room: watch pay-per-porn, get drunk 50 milliliters at a time, sexercise.

Or, if you’re Lauren Manoogian, make jewelry. (Sure, why not?)

The former knitwear designer and avid world traveler started her line, Manu, in a hotel room in Japan after getting inspiration from some dollar-store finds. One necklace became two, and before long, Manoogian had a whole collection.

Now she draws in equal parts from the search for new and interesting materials, traditional textiles and culture, and contemporary art. The geometric designs exude influences of ethnic clothing and decor. We’re especially fond of her current creations that consist of leather bangles, paper garlands, and drinking straws.

Check in. And check ’em out.

Available online at shopbowsplusarrows.com, bonadrag.com, or maryamnassirzadeh.com.

Getting hitched? We have lots of bride ideas (brooch bouquets, bridesmaid dresses, honeymoon spots) at DailyCandy Weddings.

Photo: Courtesy of Manu