I've loved the work of John Derian ever since his early days at La Ruche [owned by Sister Parish's daughter Apple Parish Bartlett] in Boston. It was one of the best shops that ever graced Boston's Back Bay but unfortunately, its long gone. Even then, the pieces created by Derian were best. He had an eye but more importantly... something that was and still is, so uniquely his own. The image above is from John Derian at the New York Gift Show. I love this grouping of gulls and horseshoe crabs, and ships and shells . Take a peek at all 16 images here.