How to design a beautiful thing No 458

Evening all! What a fortnight we have had since the last Pips! Almost a new website. A complete rebuild. It looks much the same because I like the way it looks but now much cleaner. It should load much faster so that will suit those at sea with sporadic 4G. More to the point there is some fresh stuff. Specifically, the little things like buckles, Drivers and (I am particularly excited about this…) Strap Bars! For those that over the years have wanted spares and replacements, these are now online. Some familiar straps restocked, everything organised, more info on products. It just makes sense and I am happy about that! Below we have How to Design a Beautiful thing video.

For those who are newer to the Schofield universe I am compelled to point you in the direction of a seminar I gave on ‘How to Design a Beautiful Thing’. Here is a link to the About page on our website. Right at the bottom is a link to a Vimeo video which, if you have the time and the interest, then please watch. It has been an ambition of mine to turn this talk into a book, so after the success of the Almanac-21 the chances of that happening are closer than ever.

You will see on the home page an introduction to the Obscura! It is happening this year. I am dangling carrots next week in the Buoys Club, registering interest and all that good stuff.

The Blue Moon is back! We have done more blue straps than you can poke a stick at but this one is really special. Made from Abraham Moon’s Heritage Airforce Blue, 100% wool. A medium shade of azure. We have added a white stitch and indigo leather lining. Visit the straps page! everything we make comes under the philosophy of How to design!

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”
― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

A pure Daymark Cost of QC goes to a man that works beneath the sea, completing his collection of Markers. Thank you Mr C! 🙂

– How to Design a Beautiful Thing by Giles Ellis –