Studio | Renovations : Floor Oiling & Door Loving
After we finished laying the floor, oil samples arrived and we were back to it testing the options on floorboard offcuts. We wanted to maintain the colour of the freshly laid wood so needed to prevent it darkening and yellowing. Although highly impractical for a work environment, we also wanted a matte finish...
Studio | Renovations : The Floor Challenge
When we signed the lease for our new studio, it was in a pretty poor state. The landlord said we could put down a new wooden floor. We’ve documented the floor laying process in this blog post because we hope that what we have learnt along the way may come in useful for anyone else brave (crazy) enough to take on a similar project.
CC Recommends | Entertainment for Escapism
New Product | CC x Mac Collins
Studio | We've found one
2020 | Happy New Year
Style Guides | The Simple Guide to Wallets
Makers | Ray : Sampling O Sacoche
We visited Ray at his workshop in Nottingham during the sampling process of O Sacoche. Ray makes all O Totes and O Sacoches from start to finish himself. After learning the art of pattern cutting and sewing at college, Ray went on to open a small factory making trousers. The factory is no longer there but Ray continues to make and enjoy the repetition involved in getting something just right.
Calendar | Primary Christmas Pop Up
The Simple Shop | KINTO Travel Tumblers
Style Guide | How to wear your Simple Coin Pouch
Calendar | We're on HOLIDAY
We're on holiday: Friday 30 August - Friday 6 September. Although we are still accepting orders during this time, we are unable to pack and ship your parcels. As a thank you for your patience we are offering free worldwide shipping on orders over £60. Enter code: HOLIDAY at the checkout.
Product | Campbell Cole x Albam
Following the launch of the Campbell Cole x Albam collaboration we were keen to create some images to show how each piece has been designed to work with Albam's SU19 collection. Ian has worn and loved clothes from Albam for years so it wasn’t difficult to tempt him down to Albam’s Upper Street store to spend a couple of hours selecting his favourite garments to style with the small leather goods.
Simple Days | Useful / Beautful Exhibition at Harewood House, Leeds
Last weekend we visited Harewood House, located on the outskirts of Leeds. Built in the 18th century, the house sits within 100 acres of gardens, which has a surprising collection of rare Birds, including penguins and flamingoes! The house plays host to many events and we had made the trip to see the current exhibition ‘Useful / Beautiful: Why Craft Matters’, which runs until 1 September 2019.
Calendar | Sample Sale at Primary Studios, Nottingham
We are having a joint Sample Sale with local designers Lane By Post where you will find one off samples, Rebels and ex-display samples at excellent prices. The Sample Sale will take place in the Lane studio at Primary Studios, which is next to Small Food Bakery so once you have done your shopping you can treat yourself to well-deserved pastry and coffee.
The Simple Shop | Jerry bottles
New Product | Campbell Cole x Albam
The Campbell Cole x Albam collection has been designed to compliment Albam’s seasonal creative story ‘Japanese Gardener’. Delving into this story, our research focused on how Japanese gardeners carry their tools. Tools that are used regularly are carried around the waist so they are close to hand. Often hung from belts made from webbing, with sharp edges safely in leather pouches.