Obviously I have to start this new phenomenon with the wife's store, newly launched with a new name and rebrand as Et Respice Finem. We shot her new stock in a disused, abandoned chemical factory in Leeds and I'm pretty proud of how good they look and how fantastic her new line is. Taking inspiration from a nuclear winter, she's conjured just a great grey, black, dark red palette for the winter season. And you can get 15% off with the code FALLOUT to celebrate this relaunch.
I also have it on good authority that she IS bringing back the ever popular gold leafed bone pieces in the future. Panic ye not!
Lauren for her new Winter line of jewellery. It is what is left of a chemical plant near her flat in Leeds. A huge overgrown expanse of concrete, the odd window and doorway left to rot. At one end is a bridge over the river. Apple trees grow where I imagine employees threw their apple cores 20 odd years ago (I always think about this when I see an apple tree growing somewhere it shouldn't be). We were there for ten minutes before some kid climbed the makeshift wall closing off the bridge and scared the living daylights out of us. Its a great spot. I just realised most of the photos I shot while there were on her camera for her lookbook (you can see some of it here), but here are a few I managed to grab on mine when not 'at work'.
25% off some older style Dear Oh Deer necklaces on the shorter 24 or 16 inch silver plated chains.
Woodpecker, Magpie, Dark Horse all now £7.50 each.
These are some of my favourite feathers that are always favourites but somehow have never sold - grab'em.
About Polar regions?
And a visit to Scott's hut?
I apologise if you follow me on twitter - there will be a lot of excitement over this.
More info HERE and an amazing trailer which just had me clapping my hands in glee* HERE
FYI I've later been informed through the wonder that is twitter that the above snaps were taken by Jason Roberts. Nice one!
Somehow I came away with only a tin (as if you didn't guess) a thermos and a pile of vintage wool cards for making wish bracelets. Thrifty.
the wife via Instagram. I went up to help her shoot her new Winter line (keep an eye on her store for this its brilliant) and talk our secret future project, ended up out til 3am stroking beards. Living the dream.