In just three years, Lynn Ban became a mother, decorated a new downtown apartment, and launched her eponymous jewelry line. The risk-taking designer (pieces depict everything from handcuffs to razor blades) has already carved an important place for herself in the world of fine jewelry. This busy mom, wife, and boss injects her signature design sensibility into everything she touches—from her son’s un-childlike clothes to her own vintage-infused wardrobe.

Sebastian, three, June 2011