Mariko Kusumoto Designs Accessories Based on Playful Childhood Memories

By: Meghan Young - May 14, 2016
References: marikokusumoto & mymodernmet
The work of Mariko Kusumoto is quite playful -- and for good reason. Each piece is inspired by the childhood memory of toys packaged in small plastic containers, like the ones out of vending machines. Of course, Mariko Kusumoto's designs are much more sophisticated, if not less fun. With a ton of bright colors and fun little figurines inside, they will bring out the kid in anyone.

Essentially, each necklace and broach is made up of these orbs, creating a statement piece especially great for special events. This is an interesting dichotomy that many women will appreciate. After all, fashion can be a stuffy affair at times. Even Mariko Kusumoto herself describes her work as "surreal, amusing, graceful or unexpected," all qualities true style icons would love to incorporate in their wardrobes.