Liisa Hashimoto, the Japanese designer behind HiNGE-Dept.Accessory, is fascinated by growth, and is particularly inspired by shitsudo, the humidity that saturates Japan and nurtures plant life there. “Moss and slime mold covers stone walls,” Liisa says. “[They] have very interesting shapes and colors, and a very strong energy that gives me inspiration.” That moss appears in much of her jewelry, bursting forth from shoots that grow out of her pieces. But Liisa is also considering rebirth in a whole new way. Since the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan in 2011, she has been incorporating red into her work, honoring her country with a new “energy for the future.” This conceptual yet wearable jewelry can make even the toughest urbanite feel the calm of a damp forest. Discover how Liisa creates her incredible jewelry and get a peek at her next collection.