A desire to give back to the Atlanta neighborhood that I grew up in has inspired a new jewelry collection, the Olmsted Linear Park Series. Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s premier landscape architect established himself during the nineteenth century, best known for Central Park in NYC, the Biltmore House grounds in Asheville, NC as well as other famous green spaces. Olmsted also designed the six city parks that form the backbone of the Atlanta Druid Hills neighborhood along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Each time we drive, walk or cycle through, we utilize the benefits of photosynthesis, birdsong and beauty. To develop this new collection, I spent time underneath each of the park’s iconic trees, searching and seeking symbols that might bring harmony to the wearer; beacons of gratitude for the land that gives so freely of itself.
— Lainey 2017.