Past Two Weeks In…. Instagram!

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Including a fab Throw Back Thursday one of the greats... one of the many globes in The Library of the Kremsmünster in Austria. Photo by Massimo Listri :: Built between 1680 - 1689.

 

 

 

The City Magazine, London

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Hey Londoners! Make sure you pick up a copy of City Magazine starting this Friday.

For those of you who don't live on our little island, you can read it online < HERE >.

Galileo..Galileo..Galileo.. Figaro.. Magnifico-o-o-o

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We’ve just finished a beautiful Galileo & readying it to be packed up and sent over to its new home abroad. Love the colours on this one!

Diameter: 80cm || Height: 1m

Base material: Cherry and sustainable Oak
Solid brass, hand engraved meridian with personal commissioning mark. Featuring its own unique colour system, the deep hues are created with many watercolour washes painted by hand in our London studio.

A truly individual product, exuding quality craftsmanship and skill, the Galileo would not look out of place in a grand home, hall or workspace.

Some of our favourite Galileo Galilei quotes while we are on the subject…..

“There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.”

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

“Measure what can be measured, and make measurable what cannot be measured.”

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”

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To make an order, or discuss a product, please call our studio on +44 (0) 208 800 7235 – to read more about the Galileo click < HERE > –

Introducing… The Celestial Livingstone

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The Celestial Livingstone depicts the stunning night sky and all 88 constellations, drawn up by a local London illustrator and meticulously hand painted in our studio. The design is inspired

We Love.. The World According to Matthew Picton

Matthew Picton is a British-born artist living in Oregon, USA. His work is influenced by cartography and the inherent beauty of lines and forms that arise from natural topography and built environments. His series of ‘City Sculptures’ look at the organism of the city as an entity which has been shaped by social, political, economic and topographic factors, illustrating a systemic pattern of human civilisation. He explores roads at the micro level, tracing miniature byways in cracked sidewalks and alleys.

A continuous visual narrative of a city’s transformation, his sculptures are layers of history, documenting their early beginnings and depicting their contemporary state, expanding beyond their original forms. Meticulously built by hand from individual strips of paper, each sculpture is more than a mere three-dimensional city map. Picton tries to emphasise a city’s distinct and unique personality. Several of his maps depict cities such as Venice, London, Las Vegas or Moscow before and after a war of natural disaster, using charred or crumbled paper – via Design Boom.

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Saint Petersburg Jerusalem detail

Top : London & Portland, Middle : Jerusalem & San Francisco, Bottom : St Petersburg & Jerusalem

Check out more of his work via his website HERE.

Behind the Scenes with We Heart!

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"One of the very few remaining globemakers in the world, their Bouverie Studio is a warren of odds and sods, and of craft, care and experience. All around the workshop lie drying strips of painted gores,

On Top of the World

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Our friends & followers on Instagram suggested what they thought Jon might be listening to in order to get himself in the globe making mood...

-"I'll Stop the World and Melt With You" - Modern

Spitalfields Life

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One of our favourite blogs SpitalFields Life came to visit the studio. We are so glad they were willing to veer North to come meet us. Give it a read and check out the photos by Sarah Ainslie........

The BLUE Livingstone

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The Livingstone is now available in BLUE, you like?

You can take one for a spin at Harrods or order directly through us where we will make it bespoke to order. Get in touch with us about personalisation.

In The Studio with Monocle

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Yesterday we spent the day with Monocle Films for their new online series; The Monocle Briefings. The series will portrait three handmade retailers & their craft + artisanship. Can't wait to see the

This Week in… Instagram!

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Anyone who is familiar with our blog knows we are great lovers of Instagram. Through a network of people and a great little online community we were today graced with the presence of Allan @chaiwalla &

This Week in… Instagram!

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:: We were ON @instagram - what a great treat. Check out their blog about us as well! ::

Our highlights of the week ::

Huge thank you to Hannah & TS Chang for making this week

Your Dad Does Not Want Socks for Fathers Day

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Tie. No. Shirt. No. Another bottle of fine booze? He already has all he needs. But what does dad really want... spoil him with a one of a kind handmade globe. Did we mention you can choose the his favourite