Designer Drugs

Science being a clear influence from the beginning, Aroha Silhouettes’ designs parlay a distinctly clean and minimalist vibe, combining the elements of a sterile laboratory with influences of structural chemistry and geometric shapes. With her use of negative space, contrasting silhouettes and bold lines, designer Tania Hennessy’s style emerges as a hybrid of concept, imagination and innovation, injected with her own brand of alternative edge.

Her personal favorite, and the company’s most popular pieces to date, are those from the Molecular Addictions Collection. Here, Tania has created an entire line of visually compelling depictions of various neurotransmitters (serotonin), sex hormones (oxytocin) and outré ‘wearable vices’, from the innocent (caffeine and chocolate), to the more illicit (THC, LSD and MDMA).

The pieces are made from a strong yet lightweight stainless steel that either has a smooth matte black powder coating with gunmetal chain and findings or is uncoated with silver plated chain and findings.

Above: The Coffee And Cigarettes Necklace combines and synthesizes the Caffeine and Nicotine molecules together to create an eye-catching and wearable SuperMolecule with an understated intricacy.

The Candy Flipping Necklace combines and synthesizes the illicit LSD and MDMA molecules

The Tripping Balls Necklace combines and synthesizes the hallucinogenic LSD, Psylocybin and DMT molecules together to create an eye-catching and wearable illicit molecular hybrid created not to be ingested, but worn.

The Spliff Necklace combines and synthesizes the simplistic THC and Nicotine molecules together to create an eye-catching and wearable SuperMolecule with a delicate simplicity.

The Speedball Necklace combines and synthesizes the Heroin and Cocaine molecules

The Overdose Necklace combines and synthesizes the illicit LSD, Psylocybin, Cocaine, DMT, THC and MDMA molecules

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