Dress rehearsal

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19. Jewellery Box(C)

20. Jewellery Box(D)

This is not a dress rehearsal

Sometimes you hear someone say something and, although they were referring to a specific situation, you appreciate their words for their universal appeal.  I once knew a tailor who would remind his customers that “Life is not a dress rehearsal” as they grumbled about the cost of the suit or shirt he had made for them. These were people who liked fine things and as they had enough money to afford them, he knew he would not offend them. They would generally acknowledge he was right, returning year after year, for without his skills with scissors, needle and thread they knew life was just a little less special. They needed the artisan and the artisan needed them.

The old tailor’s remark could be equally true for your interior decor. Why live with things and in a space that perhaps do not offend, but give you too little joy? Is there a reason to justify such punishment? What have you done that was so wrong, apart from perhaps not standing back and assessing the scene. You certainly need not return as often as the purchasers of bespoke suits have to visit their tailor.

Handmade and individually crafted interior design is certainly not cheap. Designed and made to fit a particular purpose and, at the same time, filling the world with loveliness. Each one unique and special, enriching lives in ways that money cannot. These things will most often outlast your own performance (never mind the rehearsal). Can you afford to ignore such wise words?

Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

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