The magic of re-discovering treasures and original thoughts…in the process of re-designing 2ETN’s website, we had the extraordinary opportunity to re-examine 2ETN’s design philosophy and our roots. This stunning journey began with a single focus: seeking to re-define what precious and luxury jewelry is through Eco practices. And through that lens we have been incredibly lucky to have met many amazing like-minded people along the way. People we now know as friends, and this community just keeps growing and growing. The positive creative energy is contagious. This community never ceases to give of themselves; they are tireless in their missions. 2ETN is inspired daily by these creatives and so along with writing about what is happening in our studio, we will be sharing the stories of others that touch us deeply and influence us greatly.
One of the very first people that showed 2ETN his generosity of time and spirit was Chris Brown of Refueled Magazine.
Although we can’t be exactly sure how the journey began with the Refueled Team, we can tell you that it was spontaneous and instant. What impressed us most about Chris was his ability see outside of his own (great) taste and interests, considering and exploring other perspectives. He is broad in scope but believes deeply in the integrity of the creative world he roams in. He also believes in balance and keeps a strong sense of family connection as he explores. He is always interested in the story and says it best himself:
“My life is incredibly blessed. I am surrounded by amazing friends who are musicians, designers, style makers, models, surfers, publishers, producers, directors, artists & photographers. “Modern Creative’s” I like to call them. We are a tight-knit group who support and collaborate with each other. In this issue I share a few of them with you. All of them doing their thing. All of them sharing a bit of their soul. All of them creating. Not because they “want to”, but because they have to. It’s who they are. It’s who I am.”
Below are photos of our travels with the Refueled Team. If every picture tells a story, then the story here is of friendship and commitment. It is the story of the many creative, immensely talented people we have met along this journey and how grateful we are to them for spending time with us. With gratitude to Chris (and Michelle and Family), Gus, Mary Beth, Caitlyn, Katie and Cicero, Russell and Angela, Judith, Chris Bray and Matilda, NYC and Marfa: