Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff
I love a spot of Smythson, and being both a digital and social media obsessive I’m also interested in what brands are currently doing using the new Facebook timeline (Spotify, I die – but that’s for another blog). Smythson are going to be delving into their archives in order to present a history of their work which is going to be stunning, so I’m loving this sneak preview!
Delving into Smythson’s archive material is a potent reminder of gentler times, when a Christmas card would contain messages such as “May Christmas bring you many a kiss and never a tear or a sigh”. I’m not personally one to go riding waves of nostalgia, but it is lovely to know that such a time existed when you’d wish for someone that they never experience tears or sighing without a shade of irony.
I also love a time when invitations to a dinner party or a wedding were incredibly small, with this specimen here on the left measuring about 7cm x 5cm.
The Smythson story is a simple one that started in 1887 when Frank Smythson opened his first shop at 133 New Bond Street. Initially…
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