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Christina Cavallaro, the northern California-born designer behind Yugen Design whose life chapters have included photography, writing, creative direction for a notable organic beauty brand and time spent as a singer in Europe and Japan draws inspiration from all of her life experiences.

Yugen Design was founded in 2014 by Christina Cavallaro a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Jewelry Technician Intensive program in May of 2016. Before there was a seedling of an idea about creating her own jewelry line, Christina spent time as a singer in Japan and fell in love with an intangible beauty and spirituality there that seemed somehow interconnected but for which she had no words. Then she discovered the Japanese actually had a word for that feeling—yugen (pronounced yuu-gen, gen as in genji). Yugen beauty in art refers to a type of attractiveness beneath the surface of the material but in delicate harmony with it. The essence of yugen—more is left unsaid than said, form and beauty dwell beneath the surface—it is these fundamental philosophies that never cease to move and inspire Christina in her Yugen Design collections.

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jewelry. design. life. style. making more. using less.

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Ready, set, go! Day 2 Renegade LA! Get your California Clutch on! And see all the loads of beautiful goods from an amazing roster of makers. #renegadecraftfair #renegadecraft #renegadela . . . . . . . . . . #shopsmallbusiness #shoplocal #makersmovement #collaborationovercompetition
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silver and black attack. We’re comin for you LA. 👊🏼 Stop by Los Angeles State Historic Park this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 and knock out that holiday shopping in some Cali ☀️ shine. #renegadecraftfair #renegadecraft #renegadela ... . . . . . . #makingmoreusingless #reuse #recycle #repurpose #menwithstyle #mensfashion #womensfashion #womenswear #unisexfashion #minimalmood #cuff #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #creativepreneur #menwithstreetstyle #makersmovement #sanfrancisco #losangeles
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It’s that time of year !🎄 (for existential creative crisis) 😑 Call it political climate, or climate-climate but meaning, value and purpose can start to feel like when you repeat a word over and over until it begins to sound non-sensical. There is so much to be done (and there are so many who I admire who devote to doing so much) that it can be paralyzing sometimes to know where exactly to take your own philosophical stand to try and align yourself with your vision of your work. For me there is a Japanese term “mottainai” expressing regret for wasting an object. I’m an avid cook with a nose-to-tail eating philosophy (even when that’s a carrot or a radish). Using every part of something (and sometimes in unexpected ways) fills me with an inexplicable kind of satisfaction. The same applies for me to the designing of objects. I wrestle with the idea of waste versus beauty versus resources versus mindfulness. I wake up each day, I learn something new, I fail. Because doing all the right things all the time is really really hard. And evolution is an evolution.... . . . . . #makingmoreusingless #recycle #reuse #repurpose #makersmovement #creativepreneur #womenownedbusiness #shoplocal #menwithstyle #mensfashion #unisexfashion #renegadecraftfair #losangeles #minimalmood #writersofinstagram #thoughtoftheday #design #mensfashionreview #womensfashion #womensfashionreview #stillswithstories #womeninbusiness #menwithstreetstyle #sanfrancisco
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Unbridled and wild. Sable Island, Nova Scotia has been the site of 475 shipwrecks since the early seventeenth century. Of many of these wrecked ships, the only known survivors were their horses. These wild horses are now the sole terrestrial mammal on the island. There is something so powerful about seeing the wild and true spirit of a horse unfettered by bridle and tack. The Unbridled Cuff was inspired by the idea of untethering from the weight of restraint. An unclosed circle of metal and leather combine to weather the elements and take on the patina and wear of time. Photo// Roberto Dutesco . . . . . . . . . #strength #power #survive #preservation #wildhorses #sableisland #inspo #unbridled #free #makingmoreusingless #recycledsilver #upcycledleather #menwithstyle #mensfashion #mensfashionpost #menwithstreetstyle #mensfashionreview #fashionformen #bespoke #gq #unisexjewelry #unisex #mensaccessories #creativityfound #minimalmood
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arm candy . . . . . . . #makingmoreusingless #yugendesign #recycledsilver #upcycledleather #menwithstyle #menwithclass #mensfashionpost #menswear #dapper #menstyle #mensstyle #menwithstreetstyle #guyswithstyle #mensfashionreview #fashionformen #ootdmen #gq #styleformen #streetfashion #bespoke #unisexjewelry #androgynousfashion #mensaccessories #creativityfound #minimalmood #saturdayvibes
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For the unrestrained, untamed, unclassified, unbroken. The Unbridled Cuff. . . . . . #iconoclast #makingmoreusingless #unisexfashion #unisexjewelry #recycledsilver #upcycledleather #cuff #guyswithstyle #menwithstyle #minimalmood #mensfashionreview #menswearblogger #womensfashion #womenswear #androgynousfashion #statementjewelry #tattoo
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black hat. white hat. his hers. hers hers. his his. ☯️ . . . . . #iconoclast #makingmoreusingless #gq #guyswithstyle #menwithstyle #mensweardaily #menswearblogger #menswear #menstyle #mensfashionreview #fashionformen #styleoftheday #unisexweddingband #unisexfashion #unisexjewelry #handcraftedjewelry #minimalmood #japanesestyle #statementring #creativityfound
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Admittedly it’s easy to feel weighed down lately. It can feel quite literally like we’re carrying the weight (and fate) of the world on our shoulders. This custom bag went out the door yesterday to Samira, a new customer, and a new mom, who asked me to make her the anti-designer bag. One with less bells and whistles and zippers and hardware, that can tend to feel somehow completely heavy before you even put anything inside. (Seems there is an existential crisis in there somewhere). So here, just a minimal bag for maximum comfort made with intention and a desire to do some small part in lightening our proverbial load. . . . . . . . #makingmoreusingless #handcrafted #crossbodybag #leatherbag #minimalmood #unisexfashion #designer #japanesestyle #sanfrancisco #california #creativepreneur #styletheseasons #autumn
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#currentmood Little bit Halloween, little bit might claw your face off. 🎃😼 . . . . . #resist #protest #caturday #catsofinstagram
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enough is enough. 👊🏼✊🏼 . . . . . #believewomen #resist #protest #dissentispatriotic
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I thrive on self-imposed challenges. 1) learn to ride a motorcycle ✅ 2) read Anna Karenina UN✅ 3) make a pure classic chocolate cake from scratch ✅! I’m not a baker nor do I even really have an outrageous sweet tooth but the pure satisfaction and joy that comes from thoughtfully bringing together good quality ingredients and pulling them together the way you might a well appointed suit is very rewarding to me. A good shirt, beautiful tie, exquisite pair of shoes. Unsweetened chocolate, heavy cream, organic butter. It doesn’t get better than that. When the world gets crazy the only way out is through—-simplicity. . . . . . #makingmoreusingless #creativityfound #stillswithstories #foodandwine #makersgonnamake #minimalmood #mytinyatlas #guittard #chocolate #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty
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Beware the claws that tread softly. #todaysmood ... . . . . . #womenempowerment #believewomen #caturday #catsofinstagram #neko #minimalmood #statementring #makersgonnamake #japanesestyle #outtakes
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