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Haeckels. Made of Margate

Regular readers will be aware of our fondness for Margate. Like many British seaside resorts the town witnessed steady decline over many decades but is now undergoing a regeneration. Large scale projects like the Turner Contemporary are making a difference, as will Dreamland when it reopens next year. Smaller, yet no less important ventures such …

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Lissom & Muster Collection

Over the past year or so our Manchester stockist Lissom & Muster has become a collaborative partner. Together we have developed a comprehensive new collection of leather goods and accessories available only through the Manchester shop and website. John Rogers, the company’s dynamic founder fed us a constant stream of ideas and information which we’ve blended …

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A G Hendy & Co Home Store, Hastings

The Old Town area of Hastings is steeped in character yet much of it’s heritage feels  obscured and somewhat under-valued. There’s one notable exception, the three-storey Georgian townhouse that is A G Hendy & Co Home Store. The house appears to have escaped any form of modernisation whatsoever, as if a large dust sheet draped over …

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Maker’s Dozen

Baker’s Dozen we’re familiar with but Maker’s Dozen? Since late 2012 John Brolly of Made In These Isles has been persuading a selection of folk, each involved in British design and manufacturing, to reveal their favourite thirteen homegrown brands. ‘A selection of products from select selectors’, that’s what he calls it. Great idea. Cherchbi takes pride …

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Sophie Woodrow’s ceramic art

We’ve noticed a focus on ceramics recently. The pieces and makers catching our eye blend simple and modern, crafted and rustic. Some are Japanese or take Japanese pottery as inspiration melding this with other styles. We’ve talked about this in the studio recently and begun a draft Journal post about robust, practical and useful pots. …

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Rucksacks. Backpacks. Haversacks.

In a few days we’re heading north for the holiday, to Yorkshire and then on to Cumbria. Weather permitting we will be spending some time in the Dales and around the Cumbrian fells and lakes. Our packing list is regionally appropriate; boots, gaiters, thermals, waterproofs, hatscarfgloves (all one word if you were part of our …

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Archive Sale, Sunday 1st December

For only the second such sale in our 7 year history we have dug deep in our stock room, our sample storage and recalled a wide variety of samples from our PR and sales agents. On sale will be many types of bag, handmade belts, the odd cap and some key fobs. Some are interesting …

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The Epic of Everest

Saturday saw a trip to the British Film Institute to view the recent restoration of Captain John Noel’s The Epic of Everest. This powerful and poignant film of the 1924 British expedition serves as a fascinating historical record and a memorial to Mallory and Irvine who lost their lives during the final summit push. The 80 minute …

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Marwood x Cherchbi Collaboration

Becky French, Marwood‘s creative head, and I have spent some time on this collection. Yes, the designs are straightforward, simple even, but these are the ones that take most time to perfect. Cherchbi and Marwood have much in common and we’ve made full use of the creative process to explore shared interests; vintage gentlemen’s accessories, …

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Goodwood Revival and Design Junction – Thank You

Last month saw Team Cherchbi in attendance at two very different but equally good events; Goodwood Revival and Design Junction. A huge thank you to all who visited us at both. Goodwood is a wonderful, uniquely British spectacle. Originally held as a specialist race meeting for pre-1966 motor vehicles it now attracts 150,000 visitors over …

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