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The Stylist Alphabet: V is for…

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The Stylist Alphabet: V is for…

V is for…

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Vessels
It appears that I just cannot get enough of skewiff handmade, often hand-thrown plates, bowls, cups and other vessels in natural colours. On return from my travels, my luggage always contains at least one new vessel. It is more often than not made by a local artist, in an indigenous material: wood, bone, clay, stone, wire, vine, glass, shell. They’re for everyday use.

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Vintage hardware
I’ve had the pleasure of going through the floors of foundry & decorative hardware P.E. Guerin est. 1857: drawers spilling over with moulds, casts, one-offs, discontinued drawer pulls and tapware. Many people would not take a second look at forgotten or superseded hardware, but for me it holds as much wonder as a treasure chest. I have used inspiration from my own collection of aging wood and tarnished metal to create my functional hardware range. The expertise of old tradesmen – forgers and inkers and smiths – has been lost as handmade became machine made and mass-produced. I want to bring back the time when the pieces you bought felt as if someone had whittled them or sharpened them to imperfection with their own hands, The goods they made were so lovely – hardware that should be displayed, not hidden. If you can’t afford to renovate, or don’t want to, these most simple of things will transform a space.

 

The Stylist Alphabet:
A is for…      B is for…
C is for…      D is for…
E is for…      F is for…
G is for…     H is for…
I is for…      J is for…
K is for…     L is for…
M is for…    N is for…
O is for…     P is for…
Q is for…     R is for…
S is for…      T is for…
U is for…

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