Curated cool’s ethos is all about minimal, chic, less is more, modern, works of art. Sometimes one needs nothing more than simplistic ceramic necklace beads, strung onto cord. With no other distraction, the beads become the star of the show. Handmade in the USA and deliberately oversized, design house Academy, by Rachel Albright, believes in the same ethos too. Her love of visual art and fashion, is brought to life in her stunning collection of work. She takes ceramic and wooden beads that she makes in Richmond, Virginia, varying terracotta, glossy coated and matte clay and pairs them with the contrast of natural wood. Ceramic and wood beads on leather cord. Each is one of a kind. 1″ – 1.5″ beads. 29″ total length.