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The designers behind Lady Grey, a jewelry line carried in Earnest Sewn and Curve (among other stores), work in a studio under the J/M/Z in East Williamsburg. The area is inspiring, they tell the Brooklyn Paper: "Growing up in Florida, everything was so clean, so absurdly clean," said Martinelli. "Living in this area, with many abandoned buildings and new ones being built — it's inspiring, as we're working a lot with grids right now — and they're burnt and melted, and it works with decomposing architectural type pieces. It's kind of natural and organic in a way, and there's a duality with the architecture and the man-made aspects." [Brooklyn Paper]