Influences and Details

It is fun for me to see other notable designers using the same design influences. This purse is part of a collection by de GRISOGONO. 
18 months ago I started using wallpaper designs in some of the jewelry that I was designing. I considered these design a sort of visual "comfort food", seeing wallpaper in grandparents homes from our pasts.
It sometimes seems that a designer has used my ideas when they come many monthes after I have used them, but I think it more about understanding the same cultural interests.

I did make a key pendant 6 months before Tiffany's and had been playing with lock design before their current use. Again, it is not that they are taking my idea, they are following the same cultural signals that I am following.