New Orleans based designer Marion Cage McCollam thinks of cabinetry hardware as jewelry for the home. The Columbia University-educated architect honed her skills working for Zaha Hadid before branching out into jewelry design in 2003. After struggling to find the right hardware for her clients, McCollam began creating custom hardware using casting techniques she learned from jewelry making. She now offers her bespoke decorative hardware, home accessories and jewelry under her eponymous label, which is housed in a studio and gallery on historic Magazine Street. McCollam’s elegant designs—like the crystalline Trace Pendant Pulls—reflect an architect’s eye for materials and forms and a jewelry designer’s precision and artistry. Her process is a synergy between architecture, furniture design and jewelry making. The studio’s faceted Peak cabinetry hardware collection, for instance, was adapted from one of McCollam’s jewelry lines, which was in turn inspired by the architectural geometries of her mentor, Hadid. The collection was recognized as a “Best of the Year” finalist by Interior Design Magazine at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.