We want to share with you this TED talk of Heidi M. Sosik, an ocean scientists that researches how tiny organisms in the ocean affect our whole planet and works for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
We have no doubt that you will be as moved as we are and this will help you understand how the vast and unexplored realm hundreds of meters below the ocean’s surface has helpd us dream our Nautilus Collection.
Share and enjoy!
Some weeks ago we announced that the new Moriar Planchette was a work in progress and today we are most pleased to let you know that this is not any longer just a mere project… it is a reality.
Far from the classical planchette shape, the geometric design of our Moriar Planchette has been inspired by the Egyptian Revival that took place in the Victorian era. The symmetry of the isosceles triangle results in a balanced and minimalistic design that becomes a versatile jewelry piece made of solid sterling silver for your delight.
The Moriar Planchette inspiration sources
Two of our fascinations have come together to give birth to this jewel: the Egyptian Revival that ran concurrent with Renaissance Revival during the Victorian era in conjunction with its influence on the numerous secret societies that proliferated during this period.
There is no need to say that the ancient Egyptian culture has had an enormous influence on our society through history and that other Egyptian Revivals have flourished before (Napoleon Egyptian campaign) and after (Art Deco period) this one. The impact of the Egyptian symbols, beliefs and monuments is undeniable and it left its imprint in the esoteric and philosophical secret societies that were so deeply rooted in the Victorian society. For example, as James Stevens Curl explains in ‘The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West’:
“The importance of Freemasonry in the history of the Egyptian Revival is considerable: the idea of Egypt as the source of all knowledge of architecture and of all wisdom as enshrined in the Hermetic Mysteries was potent. The Craft was traced to Egypt, and the Israelites were supposed to have learned the skills of architecture from the Egyptians. Freemasonry in the latter half of the eighteen century reflected many of the philosophical, moral, political, and artistic currents of the Enlightenment”.
If you find this topic as interesting as we do, we recommend you lectures like this one: ‘The Geometry of Mystery: The Egyptian Revival & Secret Societies – An illustrated lecture by Adam G. Kendall’.
Beyond the pyramidal shape of the piece, we would like to emphasize the protagonism of the shining rays of black light, a very important symbol for the ancient Egyptians:
Rays of light diagram:
Details of the Moriar Planchette
The details of this patinated sterling silver pendant may be found below:
- Material.- sterling silver with patina (Classical Edition) or low temperature resin based enamel powder (Egyptian Blue Edition).
- Decoration.- on one side it displays ascending rays of light and on the other side it displays three elements in bas-relief (‘non omnis moriar‘ inscription, year of design and Decimononic logo). The inscription ‘Non omnis moriar’ (not all of my shall die) is a tribute to the Spiritualism movement in which so many Victorians believed.
- Dimensions (length x width x height).- 45x45x2.3 mm (1.78×1.78×0.09 in) approximately.
By the way, this jewelry piece includes a free of charge rattail satin cord with sterling silver lobster clasp (black, grey or red color).
Your jewelry (or planchettes) collection needs this piece…
We are glad to share with you today one of the most listened to songs during the design process or our Nautilus Collection. Its title says it all!
Who are Missio?
Missio is an American pop rock duo formed in 2016 in Austin (Texas, U.S.A.). Its name comes from the Latin word for “mission”, which is significant for Missio’s founder because it is a reminder of a time when he was recovering from an addiction. In fact, he has this word tattooed on one of his arms.
Bottom of the deep blue sea
An excerpt of the lyrics:
The berth surrounding my body crushing every bit of bone
The salt, it seeps in through the pores of my open skin
I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue sea
I wait on you inside the bottom of the deep blue
Without further ado, here the video of an outstanding acoustic version of this song:
It seems that it was yesterday, but five years have gone by since we launched the first piece of our Planchettes Collection back in 2013: the Vigilat Planchette.
We cannont deny that we are thrilled because our Vigilat Planchette has become an iconic design and one of our best-selling pieces. Obviously that’s great news and we have decided that it is time to create a second piece for this collection.
This new sterling silver planchette has been christened as ‘Moriar Planchette’ and the pre-production process for this piece is finished, wich means that its production will begin in the next weeks. If you want to learn more about the Moriar Planchette, just keep on reading.
Moriar Planchette – A sterling silver pendant by Decimononic
As you probably know, the original shape of a ouija pointer (planchette) recalls a heart. This time we wanted to do something different, so we have gone for a triangular shape. Why? Because of its powerful symbolism.
It would be premature to unveil all the details now, but we can tell you in advance that this jewelry piece has been inspired but the Victorian Egyptian revival and its influece on the secret societies that thrived during this historical period.
Do you want to be the first to know when this new sterling silver planchette-pendant sees the light? Then subscribe now to our newsletter to join ‘The Singulars’.
Our choice this time is ‘Drawing up a storm’, the song (and album) created from scratch by Paulina Cassidy.
As the singular lyrics go:
it’s in the shadows of the waves
they’re pulling me away
it’s in this night so warm
i’m drawing up a storm
If you want to learn more about the artist and her opus, just go ahead reading.
A micro-interview with Paulina Cassidy
Can you think of anyone better than the songcrafter herself to tell you about her own world? Neither do we and this is why we are thrilled to bring you a micro-interview with her. Let’s go!