Java is a bustling island, home to huge cities and industry but when we landed on a quieter part of the island there was an airiness, a lightness that we couldnâ€™t put into words. Then there was this moment when the rays of the setting sun bounced off of the bamboo rods some local fisherman were using and that was it! The graceful arcs of bamboo, the light dancing on the polished poles, and the colors of the sunset filling the air around you; that was Java and this moment inspired a new sensuous, delicate range of rings, earrings and refined cuffs. Experience Java and explore the latest arrivals for Bamboo.
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With raging volcanos and deep dark jungles, Sumatra is at once, foreboding and alluring. It drew us in with its power and mystery. Sumatra is full of rough edges that have no desire to be polished or smoothed. The whole island shimmers with a sort of raw energy. You canâ€™t capture Sumatra, you canâ€™t explain Sumatra but with Kubik we can reflect its power and energy, the darkness of the jungles, the danger of the volcanos. When we visited Sumatra on this journey, we were inspired by its raw strength and we really imbued Kubik with that spirit. Explore Sumatra and discover the latest arrivals for Men.
In Bali there is a philosophy called â€śGotong Royongâ€ť it roughly translates to â€śWorking together for the benefit of the whole.â€ť That phrase is applied to so much of life on the island where communal harmony is part of the culture and the islandâ€™s essence. You see it everywhere; people build houses together, weave baskets and mats together, and celebrate together. Such a big part of Baliâ€™s beauty is the love the people have for one another. The weaving of the Classic Chain reflects this. This working together - carefully, meticulously â€“ to create something so incredibly beautiful. This is the crux of the island, the heart of John Hardy and why we begin our journey at home.
Get an amazing inside look into the daring essence and tribal motifs that inspired the creation of the Fall 2013 collections.
On Friday, July 5 our CEO Damien Dernoncourt and our Creative Director and Head Designer Guy Bedarida hosted a candlelit dinner at the compound. Six members of the Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO) attended; the group included artists, designers and business owners in Bali as well representatives of the John Hardy team. Traditional Indonesain dishes like Nasi Kuning (yellow rice) set the atmosphere of a warm Balinese village, completed with an amazing musical performance that included a huge set of bamboo instruments that called Jegog and the softer melodies of the Rindik, a smaller set of bamboo instruments.
We are in love with the newest R&B sensation Luke James, so of course we are super excited that he wore some of his favorite John Hardy pieces in his new music video â€śI.O.U.â€ť Check it out here and see if you can spot them all!
Side note: Some of the pieces in the video are previews of whatâ€™s coming for Fall! Are you as excited as we are?
The John Hardy Classic Chain is one of our most recognizable signatures. It makes a subtle or strong appearance in some way or another in all of our collections. Watch our Spring 2013 video to experience our latest designs for the season!
This weekend our CEO Damien Dernoncourt crossed the finish line of a 150 mile race that spanned the Atacama Desert in Chile. Damien ran to raise money for Job for Life, a charity close to all of us at John Hardy, and finished 33rd out of 148 racers who made it through the grueling seven day race. Way to go Damien! Congratulations to you and all the amazing people who participated in the race!
Learn more about Job for Life and the John Hardy Spirit here.
Our CEO Damien Dernoncourt is racing across the Atacama Desert in Chile to raise funds for Job for Life! A charity program in Bali, Job for Life provides local orphans educational support and apprenticeships on the John Hardy compound .The program was started by Damien and John Hardy Head Designer and Creative Director Guy Bedarida in 2009 and has been helping the kids to build better lives for themselves ever since.
Damien started his race on March 3 and finishes 7 days and 150 grueling miles later on March 9. Itâ€™s an intense run but heâ€™s passionate about supporting the Job for Life program any way he can! You can check out his progress on his blog here: http://www.4deserts.com/blogs/ac_comptetior_blog.php?pid=MTk2MA==&blog=121
Good Luck Damien! Weâ€™re cheering for you!
We wish you happiness and abundance this Year of the Snake. Happy Chinese New Year!