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This SF Designer Will Show Legos at the Smithsonian

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It's been a big year for Legos. First, there was the Lego Movie, which introduced us to our new workday anthem "Everything is Awesome." Now, San Francisco designer Emiko Oye's Lego jewelry is being featured at this week's Smithsonian Craft2Wear event. Oye's colorful, hand-crafted jewelry is inspired by haute couture, history, and salvaged materials. She creates both art pieces —reinterpreting priceless paintings and jewels— and ready-to-wear looks priced under $400. Feeling nostalgic for those interlocking blocks of yore? We've rounded up a selection of cool Lego designs that you can buy (and wear) right now.

· Craft2Wear [Smithsonian]
· Lego Jewelry Transforms the Childhood Toy to High Fashion Art [Smithsonian]