Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a time to celebrate love in its purest form and an opportunity to give the ones we love a gift that expresses the way we feel. The ‘Laboratory of Love’ collection, created by Lara Costafreda and Joid’art captures the essence of love, infusing it into a series of necklace and earring designs. Something different for Valentine’s day, these pieces reflect a human and truthful approach to the expression of love.
We introduced you to the first three lines from the collection (Forever Love, Passionate Love and Romantic Love) in an earlier post on our blog. Today we bring you the expressions of Sweet Love, True Love and Wild Love. Based on Lara’s floral prints, many hours of painstaking work went into their creation. Which one has captured your heart?
SWEET LOVE. This is the tenderest love, the sweetest and most innocent. It’s a caress, a peck on the cheek, a heartfelt smile, a protective gesture, infinite attentiveness. The essence of this love is represented by fruit, which needs to be cosseted for it to ripen correctly. Its floral formula: 50% peach; 20% pear; 20% lemon; 10% strawberry.
TRUE LOVE. This is genuine love, the purest and wisest form, which looks for nothing in return and, just like chrysanthemums, has the added values of experience and sincere joyfulness. Its floral formula: 70% peach chrysanthemum; 30% large chrysanthemum.
WILD LOVE. This is free, untamed, ecstatic love; the kind that drives us to do crazy things and is all vigour and strength, just like plants in the jungle that grow spontaneously and develop strange and incredible shapes. Its floral formula: 50% palm; 20% banana tree; 10% Swiss cheese plant; 10% aloe vera; 10% cactus.
Are you looking for something a little more original to give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Win one of the six prints that inspired this collection, signed by Lara Costafreda All you have to do is enter our Facebook competition, which is open until 9 February.