As part of the series called The Hot Corner, we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that catch our eye with their well-curated inventory. Whether it’s upcycled, secondhand, vintage or handmade, be sure to see for yourself why we think these Krrbsters have it going on.
It was a trip to Ecuador that inspired Tania Cavenecia Torres to incorporate Tagua nuts and Acai seeds into her modern jewelry designs. The jewelry designer of Peruvian decent travels to South America when possible and loved the juxtaposition of the culture’s organic materials in modern settings. With Earth Day on the horizon, it was Tania’s use of sustainably harvest goods why we’ve named her this week’s Hot Corner.
Many of Tania’s designs include the inedible Tagua nut, referred to as vegetable ivory because of its similarities to real ivory. She also uses the Acai seed in her jewelry, a normally discarded by-product of the berry.