I'm taking a break with family in Tuscany this week, leaving the pop up shop in trusty hands. We're staying in an old Italian villa that's smothered in jasmine and roses and settling into a routine of reading and swimming in between espressos and aperol spritz.
I've been wearing the men's styles recently and tonight's combo was the Dotty Sweatshirt (size M) with a white A-line skirt and hand made leather flip flops that I've finally managed to wear in ✊🏼
I hope everyone has had a wonderful bank holiday weekend and congrats to the lucky lady who won the Henri Hamper, I hope it made your day!
Raw porcelain espresso cups, ready for Bisque firing. These are pretty tricky to make. The throwing is pretty straight forward, they are made from 100g porcelain, and is essentially a cylinder with a subtle curve.
The handles are where the potential pitfalls lurk. Like most aspects of pottery, catching things when the moisture content is just right is paramount. Too wet and they will deform, too dry and the handle will crack at the joint. They are pulled off the cup which is small, thin and delicate, too much pressure from my left hand will crack it. I always breath a sigh of relief when these are done, and it amuses me greatly that one of the trickiest things i make is also one of the smallest.
FILM: Earlier this year we collaborated with the talented Benn Berkeley at @gokottafilm to shoot a short film capturing the story of Oubas Knitwear; inspiration and life. We filmed on location at the studio and Gummer's How - shown here looking down onto Windermere. The film will launch on our website later this week. 🌿#behindthebrand#provenance#Britishbrand
Hope you all are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! One of my favorite things to do after completing a project is having a professional photographer come in and take some pictures of the work I have done...the bonus with this is it happens to be my dad. Hope you're enjoying a great day with family too!
🌑Adventures in Como🌑
Wooden fabric spindles awaiting their turn on the printing reel in Como.
If you'd like to see more images of our beautiful factory and the hand laboured process behind the production of each scarf, head over to the 'Discover' section of our website now - link in bio 👉🏼
@alexandrallewellynlondon’s handmade Pomegranate backgammon board is inspired by Azerbaijan. The design incorporates one of the country’s national symbols that represents fertility and wealth into their game-playing tradition.
Amanda Overs, 29, is the founder of the innovative fashion business, I Can Make Shoes. Over the past five years, people from any background have been able to join a class to make a pair of shoes from scratch that they can keep. bit.ly/AmandaOvers