Jamaican heritage

The colours red, green, yellow against black; a thread running through the story; the letter M like a regular pattern, pulsing through the pages, softly embedded in layers. Throughout, envelopes, frames, secret places to hold papers, memorabilia, and a letter to the future. Cover is black suede. The leaves rattle, pleasingly, and you could imagine their chimes are a-calling you.


a personal book made for extended writing; inspired by the idea that your family culture passes through a mother's language, on through the years. Hence layers, wraps, unfoldings. Soft black leather, anonymous on the outside, opens to reveal warm felt colours, rich red, yellow, green. Leaves can be tied inside, or left to dangle on the outside. (Showy me prefers dangly.)



Soft suede, wood embellish, paper with flower and leaf inclusions, and plenty of quiet places to hoard special memory items, picked up as you go.

Follow Me... for the planner, doer, collector.

Inspired by hillside contours, find soft wrapping suede cover, internal folding bag, curving waxed paper, gold scattered pages, fine net, and a secret place to keep your very best whittled stick.



I'm sure Anthropology has moved on in all forms - think Kate Fox - but my picture-brain obstinately conjures sepia-tinted images of nineteenth-century gentlemen awkwardly participating in cultural rituals which involve elixirs, feathers, corn rattles, and your extremities painted pink. But it was worth it, for a handsome treasure taking pride of place in the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a scholarly write up in Primitives Quarterly. Gotta start somewhere on the Anthropologist's Notebook...

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More to come! Ideas are bursting, time is not.