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Inspired by the cities we hold dear.

HNDSM is inspired by the transformative nature that cities have on individuals. Cities can evoke a feeling of home, family, nostalgia, and inspiration. We hope that our cuffs can provide a memento for the cities that you hold close.

We have selected a few great cities and exceptional architecture within them for our designs. The respective longitude/latitude is laser etched onto the side of each cuff. Our cuffs are Made in USA. Each is accompanied by an Italian-made leather carrying case.

Tokyo

Rainbow Bridge
35.4034° N, 139.4715° E



Our Tokyo bracelet was inspired by The Rainbow Bridge. The suspension bridge’s official name is “Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route - Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge”, but since its completion in 1993, it has been known simply as The Rainbow Bridge. The bridge accommodates cars, mass transit and pedestrians.

We have replicated the steel rivets that were used in the construction of the bridge; a critical element of the construction that often goes unnoticed.

The rivet on the Black Titanium bracelet is made from Sterling Silver (.925). Like the rivets used on the Rainbow Bridge, it is a separate piece that has been irreversibly embedded.



Width:
2mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold

New York

Flatiron Building
40.7411° N, 73.9897° W



Our New York bracelet was inspired by The Flatiron Building. The iconic skyscraper was completed in 1902 as one of New York City’s tallest buildings. It was designed to fit in the triangular plot created at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway.

The 22 story building was created by architect, Daniel Burnham, using a steel skeleton. This relatively new process, combined with precisely pre-cut steel, made for a fast-paced construction. It was completed within just one year. While the building was originally met with mixed reviews, it has become an iconic landmark in Manhattan.

The edge of our New York bracelet smoothly transitions into The Flatiron Building’s triangular shape, maintaining the proportions of the original structure.



Width:
4mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold

Toronto

CN Tower
43.6426° N, 79.3871° W



The CN Tower provided the architectural inspiration for our Toronto cuff. It is an omni-present site within Toronto and can be seen from as far as 60km away. It is undoubtedly the most iconic piece of architecture from our original hometown.

The creation of The CN Tower was motivated by practicality. It ensured that an antenna would be placed above the city’s growing skyline, solving the communication needs of Toronto. After it’s completion in 1976, The CN Tower held the title for The World’s Tallest Freestanding Structure and and The World’s Tallest Tower for 34 years.

One obstacle to creating The World’s Tallest Tower was designing an adequate foundation. Engineers created a novel approach. The tower is supported by a Y-shaped foundation, with each side narrowing gracefully to merge into a central hexagonal core. This innovative foundation was engineered to allow for the record height of the tower and the ability to withstand the great pressures caused by winds.



Width:
5mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold

Los Angeles

LA River
34.1143° N, 118.3608° W



The LA River exemplifies the precarious relation between nature and man. After a series of disastrous floods, the river was channelized in the 1930s by The Unites States Army Corps of Engineers. The once free-flowing river now exists as a fully concrete gray channel.

While the human-intervention eliminated The LA River’s natural beauty, the concrete stretch went on to play an unexpected role culturally. It was included in many iconic Hollywood features and became a popular hangout for the youth of the city.

There is now a large voice for the restoration of The LA River to a version of its original self. This would include the creation of parks, wildlife habitats and the mass removal of concrete.

We were inspired by this moment in history for The LA River. It is currently in an extended state of “in-between”, which we wanted to capture.

Our Los Angeles design replicates the shape of the base of the channelized river.



Width:
4mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold

Paris

La Pyramide du Louvre
48.8609° N, 2.3358° E



Our Paris bracelet was inspired by La Pyramide du Louvre. The Parisian landmark was completed in 1984 by Chinese-American architect, I.M. Pei. The glass and metal structure offers a distinct modern aesthetic combined with a functional underground lobby.

I.M. Pei’s uncompromising vision was initially controversial with an aggressive juxtaposition to the Louvre Museum. It has now become an embraced piece of Paris’ design history.

The triangle shape has been scaled down and embossed into our cuff. The tapered shape of the pyramid can be seen within the bracelets’ triangle feature.



Width:
6mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold

Chicago

Robie House
41.7898° N, 87.5959° W



The Chicago bracelet was inspired by one of America’s most celebrated architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. In his 70 year long career, Wright became known for his philosophy of “organic architecture”, creating buildings that were in harmony with their surroundings. He designed buildings holistically, creating the external design as well as details such as furniture, stained glass and cutlery.

He is attributed with being a leader of the Prairie School Style, the first architectural style that was wholly American. He designed the Robie House in Chicago which is seen as the quintessential example of this style. The home was finished in 1910, complete with Wright-designed windows, lighting, rugs, furniture and textiles.

One of the defining details of the Robie House is the I-shaped beams that held most of the building’s weight. This removed the burden from the exterior walls which could feature additional doors and art-based windows. Frank Lloyd Wright’s decision to leave the steel beams exposed was novel and illustrated the harmony between function and aesthetics. We have replicated these I-beams along the edge of our 8mm bracelet.



Width:
6mm
Material:
Brass, Black Titanium™, Sterling Silver (.925), 14K Rose Gold, 14K Gold
Made in:
USA
Sterling Silver
Black Titanium
Brass
14K Rose Gold
14K Gold