Imagine you are in the second hand bookshop and you stumble across a pile of old medical journals, dictionaries and out of date encyclopedias.
Do you feel like you have struck gold?
Most likely not.
For most people what is directly in front of them is all they see, not the potential that lies within – the hidden gem, if you will.
Contemporary artist and book sculpter, Brian Dettmer on the other hand, would look at that old book in your hand and sees a canvas.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Now let’s face it there is a fair chance most people will be putting their beer goggles on before this night is out. In a bid to make you a wee bit more stylish how about you try on a pair of Whiskey glasses…
Shwood, who are famed for their inventive wood framed glasses, have teamed up with Bushmills Irish Whiskey to create “The Bushmills” Whiskey Barrel sunglasses.
If most people came across some old rope buried away in an antiques shop they would pass it by in their search for real treasure.
But then they’re not the talented photographer Matthew Swaggart.
In a flash of inspiration he has brought an icon back to its former glory. He has paired his find with a rugged leather to create the HF Triple Dopp kit. The Dopp kit was originally created by a leather craftsman in 1919 called Charles Doppelt (yep, hence the name) and was widely used by the American GI’s during WWII.
It was often given to young men on their birthday when they reached that age that they were no longer an adolescent but now a man. This is a huge day in a young man’s life and the simple yet practical item is so much more than just a toiletry case, rather it is that first step to the adventure that lies ahead. Continue reading