Guess what???? Yes, it’s that modern marvel of the caffeine-fuelled Hipster age; the folding leather cup sleeve. Both stylish and practical. With its uncanny ability to prevent third degree finger burns, it should be available on prescription. No self-respecting style-demon should leave home without one tucked into their back pocket or handbag. Hand it to the barista with a flourish and a knowing smile, telling him to make your tea/coffee as hot as he likes. Get the blow torch on it if you must for I fear no glowing paper cups today. No more will people laugh at your dance of shame as you dash for the nearest flat surface, all the while pretending that nothing is wrong, finger tips swelling painfully and tears rolling down your cheeks. Instead, you can sachet from the cafe in style, grasping your beverage tightly in full knowledge that you can head straight to work without dropping into A&E on the way.
Flashing back to our ‘A Home For All’ collaboration in the #ultralounge at @theofficialselfridges, when @mattrawworksinclay created a raw clay table to make a unique and unforgettable dining experience. 12 guests gathered around this table and made impressions in the clay as they ate and conversed. By the end of the evening, the interactive feast had left its mark, with visible touches and dents left behind from the tableware and guests. The slabs of clay were then transported back to Michael’s studio where they were glazed using different colours and viscosity to create a permanent memento of the evening. These tiles captured the imagination of interior design studio @thorp_design so we then collaborated with @sebastiancoxltd to create an empathetic, sculptural table using sycamore. Wouldn’t this make a fantastic idea top table idea for a wedding? Visit our website to learn more about our creative installations and collaborations. . . . #flashbackfriday#bespoke#table#clay#craft#britishcraft#london#design#wedding#selfridges#thenewcraftsmen