Williams British Handmade Second Season

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Follow up on previous post: Excess Baggage. Sarah Williams’ breakout season for Williams British Handmade was a success.  WIlliams’ bespoke luggage pieces are handcrafted in traditional techniques; however, the shapes are completely wacky and wonderful!  The luggage concept stemmed from one … Continue reading

Super Sized Wool Pom Pom

The wooly mammoth of a pom pom was created by Eleanor Davies, 22.  Davies is a 2012 graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London finishing with a BA fine art.

ImageOver 200 Beautiful Colours (wool)

Davies artist statement:

‘A pompom is traditionally an adornment, or an accessory. It should bounce and dangle flirtatiously. The supersizing of this object disrupts these qualities – it becomes gross, heavy and vulgar. This draws attention to the absurdity and excessiveness of the endeavour, placing the frivolity of ornamentation in dialogue with notions of taste and excess’

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 7 June 2012 05.00 EDT
Graduate art in pictures: Glasgow and Goldsmiths 

An Hermes Leica? SHUT UP!!!

Ryan Stevens just posted this stunning camera on his blog, theryanstevens.com.
The New Leica M9-P Edition Hermes

Leica presents us with the new limited edition Leica M9-P, the special feature of this camera is the“Veau Swift” calfskin leather brought to you by Hermes. Not only is this beautiful leather on the camera but also is on the shoulder strap providing for an elegant yet futuristic vibe. You’re able to purchase this camera in two different sets with either one lens or three. The first wave of camera’s are available June 2012 in a limited set of 300 units. Following this will be another very special set released shortly after in July. The purpose of the unique combination is to celebrate the friendship and collaboration between Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, who passed away in May 2010 and Leica Camera AG. This camera will be set at the special edition number of 100 making it a hot commodity and quite pricy as well, I mean after all it’s a Leica camera were speaking of here! This beautiful camera does come with a special edition Hermes bag, available as strictly apart of the release, though options are available at the Leica store for customizations or special orders. Enjoy this beautiful camera made by one of the greatest camera making companies we’ve ever encountered and inspired by one of the greatest designers that’s ever lived.

thank you for posting this camera, ryan stevens

Vintage Sewing Notions | Atlanta Fire Department Brass Buttons

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I spent Friday evening with my 83 year young neighbor flipping through his family album and listening to his stories about growing up in Atlanta.  These Atlanta Fire Department brass buttons are from his collection and I feel so lucky to have … Continue reading