The REPOSE collection is inspired by the beauty of nature, and the intricate details found in the world around us. These details are a constant source of inspiration to us. There are so many patterns found in nature, from Fibonacci spirals to Fractal Patterns, the mix of math and natural form is in sync. REPOSE will eventually become a true exploration of our love for these patterns and our Nature Studies. First up in the series is the Splitgill mushroom.
NATURE'S ENDLESS INSPIRATIONS
Nature is a magnificent artist, adorning the world with intricate patterns that never fail to captivate our senses. Among these remarkable patterns, one phenomenon stands out: the Fibonacci sequence. Derived from a mathematical series, the Fibonacci sequence manifests itself in nature's creations, from the elegant spirals of seashells to the delicate unfurling of fern fronds. It's a divine harmony, where each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding ones, creating a mesmerizing rhythm found in flowers, pinecones, and even the arrangement of leaves on a stem. The Fibonacci sequence is nature's secret code, unveiling a captivating order and a sense of aesthetic perfection that continues to awe and inspire us.
In the realm of natural beauty, one extraordinary occurrence also reigns supreme: fractals. These mesmerizing geometric patterns repeat infinitely, unveiling intricate details within details, creating a captivating visual symphony. From the delicate branches of a tree to the intricate veins of a leaf, fractals are nature's signature, a testament to its boundless creativity. Zooming in or out, the same mesmerizing patterns emerge, revealing a self-similar structure that transcends scale. These captivating fractals can be found in the grandest landscapes, like the majestic peaks of mountains, as well as in the tiniest wonders, such as snowflakes or seashells. Nature's abundant display of fractals is a reminder of its infinite complexity, inviting us to explore its intricate tapestry and immerse ourselves in its breathtaking intricacy.
The REPOSE Collection Unveiled
At the heart of the REPOSE collection is a love for the natural world, and a desire to bring the beauty of nature into our everyday lives. Whether you're heading out on a hike, or simply curling up with a good book, our products are designed to help you feel connected to the natural world, even when you're indoors.
To kick off this series, we delve into the enchanting world of the Splitgill mushroom. Inspired by its delicate gills and captivating patterns.
The Splitgill Mushroom, scientifically known as Schizophyllum commune, is a fascinating organism renowned for its unique appearance and growth patterns. This mushroom species features thin, fan-shaped caps with distinctive split gills, hence its name. The gills, often displaying intricate patterns and colours, aid in spore dispersal. Growing primarily on decaying wood, the Splitgill Mushroom thrives in diverse habitats, from forests to urban landscapes. Its adaptability and resilience contribute to its widespread distribution across the globe. As the mushroom matures, its delicate forms and striking colours emerge, offering a captivating sight for nature enthusiasts and mushroom admirers alike. Whether encountered in its natural habitat or depicted in artistic interpretations, the Splitgill Mushroom never fails to inspire wonder and appreciation for the beauty of the fungal world.
We are captivated by the graceful undulations and intricate divisions within the frilled gills of the Splitgill Mushroom. These organic forms intertwine harmoniously with the contours of our products, creating a visually stunning juxtaposition. The natural flow of these mushroom-inspired patterns accentuates the grain of our leather and offers a striking contrast against the robust metal elements of our tankards, water bottles, and hardware. This delicate fusion of textures and materials is something that inspires a lot of our pieces and is often a starting point when applying an illustration to a product.
CRAFTING THE REPOSE COLLECTION
The placement of our splitgill illustrations on each product seemed to naturally align with the shape of the product, which was very satisfying, to say the least! We also curated a range of leathers and colours that would highlight the distinctive characteristics of each item in our collection. We focused on soft leathers in subtle, muted tones and paired them with our smooth vegetable tanned hides which are hand dyed in house.
We love the deep dusky pinks and soft khaki tones that are revealed in the frills and gills of this fungus - so we opted for our soft leathers to take centre stage. These leathers have a slight nubuck feel (like a peach) which we felt represents the fuzzy caps of the Splitgill Mushroom. We opted for Soft Sand and Soft Red and combined them with our Camel and Antique dyed Vegetable tanned hides. In order to add some intrigue and pops of a contrast colour, we paired these colours with Soft Blue and Soft Green, and a hint of Light Brown. These particular colours sit so well together and we felt they were the perfect choice for representing our first Studies in Nature collection as well as the beautiful mushroom itself.
Embracing Nature in Everyday Life
So if you're looking for a way to bring a little bit of the outdoors into your home, look no further than the REPOSE collection. With a range of beautiful products to choose from, you're sure to find something that speaks to your sense of style and love of nature.