Don’t Cast Me Away by Galit Barak

Don’t Cast Me Away is an explorative project by jewelry designer and goldsmith Galit Barak. It examines society’s quest to preserve the aged body, juxtaposed by its natural decline and extinction. Technically, it explores the classic field of goldsmithing, including its methods and the interactions between the jewelry and the body.

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Barak was inspired by everyday degrading architecture, including abandoned and collapsed buildings, scaffoldings, and supporting beams. The jewelry then takes on the same function of this architecture, by supporting, stabilizing, and carrying structures and space within a delicate and minimalistic way.



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The structures in the jewelry mimic scaffoldings that carry empty spaces, holding memories of structures without structure.

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Photos by Ella Leshman.

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at