Design of the Times
November, 29 2016
Design of the Times: Atelier Zobel and John Atencio
By: Monica Stephenson of JCK Magazine
I’m looking forward to saying hello to John Atencio and his team. For four decades (!), this prolific designer has created many collections with a thoroughly recognizable aesthetic. Each design reflects a sculptural approach, with lush depth and layers. Whether diamond or gemstone, ring or earrings, John’s attention and direction are apparent in
Boulder and the Beautiful: The dreams you plant
November, 07 2016
The first thing John Atencio asks me is, "Do you believe in dreams?"
No small talk. No predictable conversation starter. Just straight to the soul. Do you believe?
"Um, yes," I fumble. I do. Very much. But I feel vulnerable admitting it to a stranger. And maybe a little silly.
"Do you have a child?"
Wasn't I supposed to be the one conducting this interview? I tell him about Bettie Anne, first-grader.
"When I was your daughter's age, my