Memento Mori Voting!

Memento Mori Entries

Today is the day!  The opening ceremony for the Olympics of Jewelry!

The six objects above are vying for your vote. Daisy San LuisDigby & IonaAmanda HuntMother of Gideon, Claire KinderNick Potash, and us all produced these one-of-a-kind beauties, each valued at $2,000. The one that wins will be raffled off to you one of you! All you gotta do to enter is vote! Need a closer look at the competitors? Scroll to the previous blog post for more info on each entry!

Want to up the ante? Make a purchase in shop or online until Friday, February 12 at 5PM PST and earn up to three additional raffle tickets! Click here for more details.

Join us at The Office (194 Church St., above Churchill) from 7PM to late on Friday, Feb. 12 for the winner reveal & the biggest, baddest party of the year.


Step 1: Choose your favorite object. Voting ends 02/12/16 at 5PM.

Step 2: Type your email address in the form below to be added to raffle!

Voting has closed. See ya next time!

Join us in Celebration!

holiday party

Join us this Saturday, December 12th for our annual Holiday Party! We will be serving up all the champagne you can drink, plus some festive lil treats! We can’t wait to celebrate with all our pals, shop friends, and lovely designers. See you there!

  • Date: Saturday, December 12
  • Time: 6 – 10 PM
  • Where: 218 Church St., SF

Shop News: My Bloody Valentine Knife Party!


This is it folks. The big reveal. It is actually happening. Knives are being sharpened. Drinks are being poured.

On Friday the Thirteenth, our My Bloody Valentine Knife Party kicks off. Come out to see all the knives and meet the designers from our Second Annual Maker’s Competition; Daisy San Luis, Digby & Iona, Elizabeth Street Jewelry, Lauren Wolf Jewelry, Mother of Gideon, Nick Potash, & us!

Join us at The Office (above Churchill, 194 Church St.) from 7PM till late this Friday, February 13th. There will be drinks, music by The Ferocious Few, and the coolest, creepiest handmade knives in town. Get your best all-black-everything outfit ready and come see how Fiat Lux does Valentine’s Day. (Spoiler Alert: It’s gonna be weird.)

Don’t forget, YOU get to pick the winner! Voting takes place here on the blog this Wednesday, February 11th through Friday, February 13th. Click here to see each knife up close and personal. You vote automatically enters you into a raffle to take home the winning knife! Want more raffle tickets? See the post below to find out how.

Obsessed: Daisy’s Ear Spike


I’m totally obsessed with this killer looking ear spike. The detail on the claw is amazing, and it looks even better when worn. From the front it looks like it’s a regular stud, and then WOOOOWWWW (*side view) it’s a spike impaling your earlobe! Totally cool and unexpected. A definite addition to my Christmas wish-list.

- Anna

In Rotation: Blues Pills

Check is out you guys – loving this tune at the moment! Blues Pills feels so entrenched in Americana, but in reality they are band made of individuals from throughout Europe. Who new Swedes could sing the blues so well?

Doesn’t it just make your heart melt?

- Anna

Currently Compelled: Fools

Growing up my mom used to have a mug that said ‘Its hard to be humble when you’re Danish’. At the time my 4 year-old brain couldn’t quite comprehend what ‘humble’ meant – and why it was especially hard for Danes. Now of course I fully understand … mainly, because the Danes do it better … (see … point proven). Before this turns into something sponsored by the Danish tourism board  - let me get to the point: Michael Kvium!


Michael Kvium is a Danish sculptor/artiste extraordinaire who has been working on a series of paintings called ‘Fools’ since the 1990′s – it currently exceeds 200 paintings and is still expanding. The series explores universal themes related to human foolishness. Many paintings depict androgynous deformed figures that force us to consider humanity without the societal veils of sex, age or status, and instead contemplate our comically grotesque human condition.

- Anna




Enthralled by Surrealism

I’ve recently been intrigued by surrealist art – classic or modern, religious or mythological, for some reason it captivates me. Maybe it’s because the lines between dream & reality are blurred or maybe simply because they push the boundaries of absurdity. Either way, I’m loving it. It forces you to liberate your imagination and recognize a human expression or experience in a primitive animalistic form.

surrealism random

- Anna

In Rotation: Thrash Zone

Back in the day, like back when Lynyrd Skynyrd was actively playing to their own generation, it was pretty much considered easy listening dad music, as in my dad and all his dad buddies listened to it. It’s cool again, and I guess that’s cool. I guess. But as an ode to a time when none of us would’ve been caught dead listening to “the Skynyrd” I present to you my favorite song from those years. Enjoy.

- Alexei

Currently Compelled: Hot Toddies

The past few days here in SF have been gloomy & grey. Weather that compels me to hibernate, a good book, a soft blanket, and … hot toddies. Here’s my favorite go-to recipe, try it out then tell me what you think:

  • 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 cup already brewed hot tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • a slice of lemon/and some ginger – totally optional!

Mix everything together in a bad-ass mug & maybe appreciate the gloom just a little more.

- Anna


Currently Compelled: Lavender Champagne

Joining us from our takeover of A Practical Wedding‘s Instagram feed? Welcome! It’s gonna be a good time.

This is one of my favorite cocktails to serve at our parties! It’s really easy to make and is always delicious. You can trust me when I say it’s simple too, because I have the cooking skills of an infant.

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of dried culinary lavender
1 tablespoon of dried juniper berries
A few bottles of your favorite champagne
Lavender springs, for garnish

On medium-high heat mix the water, sugar, and juniper berries together
Add in the dried lavender shortly before the mixture starts to boil
Stir until all the sugar is dissolved
Remove from heat. Let cool then strain out the lavender and juniper berries

When you are ready to serve the cocktail, mix about a teaspoon of syrup into each glass of champagne. Don’t forget toss in a lavender sprig to make it fancy! Enjoy.

APW-Lavender Champagne