Tuesday, October 13, 2009

W Magazine, Part Four

I've long dreamt of owning a bag that evokes animals in Old Master paintings and lately it's been haunting my waking thoughts too.
(Follower of Marmaduke Craddock, c.1660-1717)

I don't know why this is. Maybe because in these uncertain times, the idea of walking around with a bit of art history slung across my body seems strangely grounding. Or maybe because anything old and curious feels very modern right now. (That whole quasi-Edwardian, New Antiquarian thing.) Or maybe it's just because pets have been proven to keep your stress level down.
(W.E. Turner, c. 1870)

Whatever the reasons, I've recently discovered some bags that afflict me with a glassy gaze and labored breathing...in a good way.
They're hand-stitched, made from distressed, overdyed leather and recycled materials and somehow manage to be rough and delicate at the same time, which is an instant sell to me as I devoutly believe that great style is all about oxymorons. (Terrible beauty, ornate monasticism, rough-hewn lushness and all that.)
To discover the designer, click HERE and scroll down.

8 comments:

Sweet_Tooth said...

wow, what an artful and interesting idea for a bag! I would love to own something like that.
x

Prairie Girl Studio said...

it is so the old soul in you, lisa ... and it's beautiful.

just look at the richness of those images ... something that just isn't accomplished as much these days ... that great care to detail ... the subject matter and subtle colour ...

i, as well, would cherish and have an incredible feeling to have such art with me ... and to share with all those would exclaim of it's beauty!

warm wishes,
prairiegirl

Angie Muresan said...

I've never before seen those kind of bags. Very interesting, and I'd bet a constant cause for conversation with mere strangers.

pve design said...

My closet could benefit from part 1, 2, 3 and four.
pve

Pimm's and Lemonade said...

Am seriously going to investigate getting one of those bags and ordering some fragrances tomrrow when I hope I find my glasses. I am LOVING this W blog...what a treasure trove. Yay Lisa!

the.neo.lifestyle said...

mmm very nice, luckely i may not buy any bags anymore,

no room for it anymore, or maybe i have to move :-)

david

Style Court said...

Lisa, the bags are killing me. Just my thing. And I love your comparison with the paintings.

Courtney

Helen James said...

Your W contributions are so beautiful, Loving those bags along with most everything else you posted

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