Biology 101 Syllabus
Professor: Designer (and SCI-Arc student) Christina Anton. Her under-the-radar handcrafted leather jewelry line, Boo + Boo Factory, uses brightly dyed recycled leather to render statement-making creations that take their cue straight from a science textbook.
Week 1: The Human Brain
Pay homage to your hard-working cerebellum with a pair of cascading Dendrite earrings. Made from white lambskin flecked with gold, the bold danglers resemble clusters of neurons.
Week 2: Atom Composition
The Molecular Series necklaces sweat the small stuff with delicately wrought, overlapping honeycomb shapes made from neon suedes and leathers; they’re sure to be the building blocks of a chic ensemble.
Week 3: DNA
Chromosome as accessory? Anton cracks the code with her Geometric Multi Color Mitochondria necklace, taking inspiration from cell diagrams to create an intricate piece that’s truly gene-ious.
Final Exam: A ten- to fifteen-page paper on why Anton’s specimens are a lesson in utterly unique, off-the-grid style.
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