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The Art of Brook&Lyn

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In her mid-twenties, Mimi Jung quit her job as a graphic designer to start her own creative studio under the name Brook&Lyn. Her bold, distinct jewelry gained near instant acclaim in the fashion world. Last year, her husband, Brian Hurewitz, joined the company full-time and the pair relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
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  “I like to work with the front door open, so I get as much natural light as possible,” Jung says. “Being in LA, the weather is gorgeous pretty much everyday. I work in silence so the only thing you hear is a light breeze that comes through the entire studio."
    “I like to work with the front door open, so I get as much natural light as possible,” Jung says. “Being in LA, the weather is gorgeous pretty much everyday. I work in silence so the only thing you hear is a light breeze that comes through the entire studio."
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  Depending on the size, a weaving can take anywhere from 30 hours to three weeks to complete. “I add then subtract over and over until it's right.”
    Depending on the size, a weaving can take anywhere from 30 hours to three weeks to complete. “I add then subtract over and over until it's right.”
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  One of Jung biggest inspirations is color. “With the weavings,” she says, “I'm free to go wild. And the wilder I go the better they become. I start each project with a single color that I'm drawn to, then I build around it.”
    One of Jung biggest inspirations is color. “With the weavings,” she says, “I'm free to go wild. And the wilder I go the better they become. I start each project with a single color that I'm drawn to, then I build around it.”
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  Besides color, Jung finds inspiration in everyday things—“from a block of tofu that I translate into a woven piece, to a found piece of tree bark that dictates the entire design/flow of the weavings.”
    Besides color, Jung finds inspiration in everyday things—“from a block of tofu that I translate into a woven piece, to a found piece of tree bark that dictates the entire design/flow of the weavings.”
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  Mimi Jung graduatied from Cooper Union with a degree in Fine Art, studied graphic design in Basel, Switzerland, and worked as a print designer in Germany for a bit before moving back to the States to pursue book design full-time—“because that was the only ‘employable’ skill I had acquired.”
    Mimi Jung graduatied from Cooper Union with a degree in Fine Art, studied graphic design in Basel, Switzerland, and worked as a print designer in Germany for a bit before moving back to the States to pursue book design full-time—“because that was the only ‘employable’ skill I had acquired.”
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  Jung worked in various graphic design studios before realizing that she had very little interest in graphic design and even less interest in working for someone else. When she was 26, she quit her job and started the creative studio Brook&Lyn.
    Jung worked in various graphic design studios before realizing that she had very little interest in graphic design and even less interest in working for someone else. When she was 26, she quit her job and started the creative studio Brook&Lyn.
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  “Something about the sun filled days, lush green surroundings of our new LA home, and my new life seemed to align with weaving so perfectly, and it stuck,” Jung says. “My friends and I joke that (East) LA is the land of ceramics and fiber arts—everyone is doing it, buying it and pinning it!”
    “Something about the sun filled days, lush green surroundings of our new LA home, and my new life seemed to align with weaving so perfectly, and it stuck,” Jung says. “My friends and I joke that (East) LA is the land of ceramics and fiber arts—everyone is doing it, buying it and pinning it!”
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  “Weaving is just another medium for me,” says Jung. “Our next immediate project involves turning the weavings into 3-D sculptural forms.”
    “Weaving is just another medium for me,” says Jung. “Our next immediate project involves turning the weavings into 3-D sculptural forms.”

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