Speak is a brooch that snickers at consumerism and the hype of mainstream products and trends. It is a light-hearted piece that is not afraid to poke fun at itself, considering its contradictory nature. Speak is the voice that says we are all consumers who often fall victim to hype, and it is sometimes good to give into your desires. Speak is made from aluminum and felt, then laser cut and etched into the hand drawn mouth shape.
Intentionally designed to to mock a hyped product, various colors paired with aluminum creates the “shiny-new-object effect.” Felt is used for its tendency to become worn and faded like trends, aluminum, of course, for its shiny property.
“I shop, therefore I am.”- Barbara Kruger
Brooch: small $30
Brooch: large $40
Gift Box $12