— Mister Finch

In his words…

 

My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.

 

I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.

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— So Damn Pretty

Having recently been on a course to learn how to make knickers, these incredibly pretty concoctions of lace and silk caught my eye.

 

Of course, having found the images on Tumblr, I’ve no idea who the designer is and perhaps someone can tell me.

 

I want them!

 

Via: Wild Monkey Scream

— Beauties of the Common Tool

“Among low-priced, factory produced goods, none is so appealing to the senses as the ordinary hand tool. Hence, a hardware store is a kind of offbeat museum show for the man who responds to good, clear ‘undesigned’ forms.”

 

“Who would sully the lines of the tin-cutting shears with a single added bend or whorl? Or clothe in any way the fine naked impression of heft and bite in the crescent wrench. To be sure, some design-happy manufacturers have tampered with certain tool classics; the beautiful plumb bob, which used to come naively and solemnly shaped like a child’s top, now looks suspiciously like a toy space ship, and is no longer brassy. But not so much can be done to spoil a crate opener, that nobly ferocious statement in black steel. In fact, almost all the basic small tools stand, aesthetically speaking, for elegance, candor, and purity”

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— The Making

As an agency, we’re still in love with the process and refuse to succumb to all things digital, so it’s with both fascination and appreciation that I offer this wonderful sequence of images.

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— First Class

This is my second post to give myself a quick Idiot’s Guide to the artist Grayson Perry, after hearing one of his fabulous lectures on Radio 4, and realising that I am somewhat ignorant…

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