Photo of iron rosettes on Wall Street doorway, taken by Joana Miranda

New York.  A city of chaos and order.  Today my eye was mesmerized by the order.  I saw:

Art Deco relief work on a  wall…

Photo of blue and white door with Art Deco detailing, taken by Joana Miranda

As well as on these office windows.

Photo of Art Deco windows on skyscraper in Wall Street area, taken by Joana Miranda

Patterns in steel on the sewer grate at my feet were interrupted only by a trapped pebble…

Photo of patterned sewer grate, taken by Joana Miranda

While these golden orbs caged their own treasures.

Photo of archway with golden globes, taken by Joana Miranda

And though delicate in design, this iron rosette-patterned doorway created a forbidding presence.

Photo of iron rosettes on Wall Street doorway, taken by Joana Miranda


  1. New York is filled with these amazing details. One of my favorite (easily missed) is a stone awning on Lexington at the entrance to Grand Central…which has large rats (!) as part of the design. This must give you a lot of inspiration for your jewelry.

    • Joana says:

      Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog! I’ve taken quite a few pictures INSIDE Grand Central, but will have to pay closer attention to the outside next time. Thanks for the head’s up about the rats;-)

      With all best wishes,|

  2. Mariko Tanaka says:

    Hi I am Mariko from Tokyo.
    I love your taste and trying to contact you but your server did not a accept my mail.
    Do you have an alternative mail address?

    • Joana says:

      Hi Mariko,

      Thanks for your comment and for writing. I apologize about the problem with my email address. I did update the address on my website, so the contact info should now work.

      I look forward to hearing from you!
      With all best wishes,

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