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Thursday, May 24, 2012

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I am a sucker for simple. Granted, I adore some fancy ornate bedazzlement from time to time. But give me the option for what makes me feel the most beautiful and I will choose simple every single time. This isn’t to say I like plain. Or boring. Or forgettable. There is an art to creating simple without losing chic, without forgetting sophistication. It is, in fact, more complicated than one might think.

Tiny Armour, created by Los Angeles based designer Angi Glenn-Quincy, is the physical manifestation of perfect simplicity. Taking inspiration from architecture, textiles, geometry and the magic of mid-century modern design, Glenn-Quincy creates the type of jewelry that becomes the staple upon which you depend. Trying to pick a favorite piece is like asking me to pick a favorite child (as in, I’ll point you to all of them, physically unable to choose.) Let’s try this or this. Or this. This. And two of these (one for each child, of course.)  Sigh. Tiny Armour. Simple modern adornment, indeed.

Tiny Armour is giving away one Tiny Initial Sterling Silver Ring to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Thursday, May 31st. Comments now closed…Good luck!
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, June 4th, to see if you’ve won. Good luck!
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  1. 1
    Mrs. Foot says:

    Quit my job and open a pet rescue. Having rescued two dogs I know that there are too many animals that need a loving forever home. I’d love to be a part of finding one for them.

  2. 2
    Trisha says:

    Get a job in a foreign country and move a way for a few years.  

  3. 3
    heather f says:

    I would go back to school and be a pediatrician. I love those little rings. so dainty

  4. 4
    Lindsay V. says:

    Be a NASCAR driver. Seriously.

  5. 5
    Sarah says:

    Move to Asia and start my own PR agency

  6. 6
    Jessica says:

    Skydiving.

  7. 7
    Juliet Farmer says:

    write a novel

  8. 8
    Beverly says:

    If I knew I wouldn’t fail I would move to Africa and open a school for girls. I would recruit doctors and nurses, and start an adjoining health clinic. If I knew I wouldn’t fail, I think I would finally have the courage to really put myself out there.

  9. 9
    Laney says:

    Oh wow, that’s a great question. I recently went through a breakup from a 16 years relationship, and I’m in the process of re-discovering myself. There are so many things I never thought I could do that I’ve recently done or am about to do. I bought a car all by myself in March. I went horseback riding last Monday. I’m in the process of buying my dream condo. I lost 90 pounds in the past year. So what would I do if I knew I could not fail? Skydiving. Sell my art. Write a book. And I’m probably going to try at least one of these in the next year! Thanks for your awesome website, I found it yesterday following a link from Kelly Rae Roberts’ website.

  10. 10
    Tiffany says:

    I would become a physician and open up a community clinic…which is pretty much the same thing I am pursuing right now knowing that I CAN fail!

  11. 11
    Kate B says:

    I’ve always struggled with a fear of failure, so lately I’ve been trying to teach myself that it’s okay to fall on your face sometimes. This has been primarily fueled by renovating our home with my husband, who is not afraid to try things and is patient and teaches me to tackle tasks all by myself (I tiled the entire bathroom floor and it came out marvelously!). Despite this growing confidence, I am concerned that I don’t have a great temperament to be a mother. If I KNEW I wouldn’t fail at it, I’d be all over it, but knowing I’m going to stumble and make the wrong choice sometimes seems so big when you’re shaping little lives. I mean, I’m going to eventually take the leap, with my patient, wonderful husband and I supporting each other, but it’d be so much less scary to know I’d succeed!

  12. 12
    AmyB says:

    Fly. :)

  13. 13
    Ana M says:

    Quit my job and travel the world. Then go back to school to become a doctor. 

  14. 14
    Lauren says:

    Become a mother right now instead of waiting for when I’m more established!

  15. 15
    fawn says:

    I would find a way to help all of the people I love who are fighting various battles in their lives.

    The initial rings are soooo elegantly understated; I’d love to win!

  16. 16
    Betsy says:

    Open a cafe/bar. The kind where people become regulars.

  17. 17
    Loretta says:

    I’d bake healthy desserts and sell them online.

  18. 18
    katherine w says:

    How cute! 
    I think, if I knew I’d succeed, I would become a doctor. 

  19. 19

    Running a safe home for challenged children/teens
    These rings are lovely, thanks for this opportunity!!

  20. 20
    Courtney says:

    I’d get a job as a high school art teacher, and be a fantastic teacher who could inspire her students to create terrific and thoughtful artwork…I’d also teach them awesome painting techniques and get them hooked onto creativity for life! (It’s a nice dream…)

  21. 21
    Kellie says:

    Write a book.

  22. 22
    hanna says:

    Travel around the world, try to get a job I really want.

  23. 23
    Chryselle says:

    I’d cook. I’m hopeless at it or maybe I’m intimidated by the unexactness of it all. Give me a recipe and I’m okay, but random, spontaneous cooking? Shudder.

    :)

  24. 24
    sam says:

    open a craft shop to sell what I make - 

  25. 25
    Rebekah says:

    start my own business

  26. 26
    Jac says:

    I would create art for a living. I still want to do this right now but it is very scary knowing that I have a child to support so failing really isn’t an option. Instead I’m taking it slow and working a more steady full time job and creating in my free time. This helps pay the bills but I’ve also gotten very comfortable with it and am having a hard time pushing myself to that next step. It’s one I need to make though if I really want to pursue my dream.

  27. 27
    Jennifer says:

    move to portland, oregon and start my own production company.

  28. 28
    Melinda K E says:

    I dream of opening my own little shop with greeting cards and small home decor items and hand made goodies! Being single and living in this economy is scary, but I hope that some day I can make it happen and that it will be successful!

  29. 29
    Alexis says:

    open a wellness center, with myself being a registered dietician to counsel on nutrition and teach yoga and meditation classes.

  30. 30
    Emma says:

    That’s easy – build a time machine and go to the Jurassic period. I’ve always wanted to see dinosaurs! Obviously my time machine will come with a phenomenal suit of armor so Mr T-Rex won’t be able to eat me up.

    (Actually, Mr T-Rex wouldn’t; he does not belong to the Jurassic but to the Cretaceous period. But since I can’t fail, clearly any dinosaur I want to see will be there!)

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    Suzi C says:

    I left school at 15/16 as I was going through a massive change in my life. My dad was in the USA (we live in NZ) on business, my mum (who has MS, and has been divorced to my dad since I was 2) was living with me at my dads… I was tired of everything and tried to end my life. Depression and anxiety disorder were what I was diagnosed with. – Needless to say, my schooling was the sacrifice I gave to become happy again.

    Now I am 21 with a 21 month old daughter- Addi. She was born 08 09 10, 4 days after the Christchurch September Earthquake. I was told my chances of conceiving naturally were slim (PCOS & Endo) but there she was- beautifully unexpected.

    I am happier than I’ve ever been… And everyone is asking me what I want to “do with my life”. The answer is that I want/need/would love to open an old fashioned ice cream parlour… You know, 1950′s… 

    Christchurch is slowly rebuilding itself, and I have wanted to do this for years. I’ve always been told it’s not possible without qualifications so I’m trying to go back to doing study- obviously something that’ll help this dream.

    I think it’s entirely possible and apart from Addi, it is the only ‘thing’ in life that gets my heart racing. I’m so excited to do this and make a safe, new, exciting place for people of all ages to just escape to.  

    I’m scared to fail but I think the risk of failing is all worth it for this.

  32. 32
    Luisa says:

    Open my own boutique and go around the world to find stuff to fill the store with.

  33. 33
    Erin says:

    http://www.guerrillasmart.com! Which would include traveling and meeting amazing people to make educational videos!

  34. 34
    Stephanie C says:

    I would become a pharmacist and work to transform our whole healthcare system– especially focusing on fixing the monopoly held by pharmaceutical companies :( I’m hoping to attend pharmacy school next year, so maybe these dreams will one day be my future!

  35. 35
    Anna says:

    I would start a rock band and go on tour!

  36. 36
    jane says:

    the song “how to save a life” says it all; my family’s going through a tough time now and while it sounds impossible i’m sure many of us have at times thought the same.

  37. 37
    Faye Wood says:

    Easy, if I knew I couldn’t fail I would invent a cure for every type of cancer! Just think how many people could be saved.

  38. 38
    Christy Ann says:

    I’d take out a loan and open a boutique with new and resale women and baby clothes!

  39. 39
    Tina_R says:

    Easy answer…. fly a plane on a regular basis. With the possibility that it could somehow become a new career.

  40. 40
    Linnea says:

    I would quit my day job and open a fiber arts studio in our local artists coop. Someday I hope this dream comes true….

  41. 41
    Jenni says:

    Move to Greece. My biggest fear is that if my husband and I were to move we would never see our family and friends. If I knew that we could move, and still be close to all of our friends and family it would be magical….

  42. 42
    Ruth Tillman says:

    I would open a shop that offered classes and creative amazement.

  43. 43
    Shannon Senne says:

    I would quit my job and move to a new city and become a fine artist.  Tokyo or somewhere in Greece.  

  44. 44
    Ashley says:

    Quit the job I am currently applying for (sad) and move to Northern California with my husband. Then I would test my luck and apply for Physician’s Assistant programs. Jeez, I don’t even know what I would do if I couldn’t fail. I would amaze myself. 

  45. 45
    kim g says:

    Go back to school and become a neurosurgeon. 

  46. 46
    Lubaska says:

    Climb the Himalayas

  47. 47
    Shannon says:

    What a profound question. If I could not fail… I would have another baby.

  48. 48
    Sarah P says:

    Move to the country and have my own self-sustainable farm with a craft room for me and home school room for my kiddos… sheep and bees and chickens outside with a garden and plenty of room for exploration!

  49. 49
    Anisa says:

    Open up my own business!

  50. 50
    Christie says:

    Start my own preschool celebrating individualism, diversity and outdoor play!