A little Friday afternoon fun – this film was made by Dutch directors and artists Lernert & Sander, who were commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine to create create a film about Italian brand Brioni‘s bespoke tailoring for the Wallpaper* Handmade issue. Using a very refined hand as their muse, the film demonstrates, with elegance and humour, the skills and craftsmanship that go into making a Brioni suit.
There is nothing like a perfectly positioned bow tie to add a bit of old fashioned glamour to an outfit, and the cheerful colours and patterns of The Bow Club‘s spring/summer 2012 collection are particularly delightful. The Bow Club is a Swedish brand founded by Mohammed Naeem Saleem who make handmade bow ties produced exclusively in Gothenberg, Sweden. The bow ties are joined by genuine brass details and Swedish deer nubuck. They can be purchased online here.
Eleanor Bolton is a British accessory designer who recently graduated with an MA from the RCA in London. While studying, she developed a unique craft technique, coiling and hand stitching cotton rope to create both large and small-scale, lightweight, tactile structures that possess sculptural qualities. Read the rest of this entry »
Last month I stumbled across the magical work of Australian jewelry label Billy Bride, whose rough cut crystal ring designs are now at the very top of my Christmas list. Their striking jewelry is all handmade in Australia from locally sourced minerals, stones and crystals. The lady behind the label is Renee Warne, who runs Billy Bride from her studio in Sydney. What is particularly beautiful about her work is her clear passion for the materials she works with. Renee researches and details on her website each crystal’s spiritual properties so her customers can find a design that not only looks striking but also has symbolic importance. Lin-Morris caught up with Renee to find out more about her crystal obsession and to see her latest collection, Enter Oblivion, which sees the designer sourcing materials from outside of Australia for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »