Brave Brown Bag treasure hunt.....


The angels are in the details here:  this is my designer family tree so to speak.  Out of the English bird tin come artifacts of artistry, industry and nature.  Do you see the silkworm's cocoon? ( a gift from a textile designer friend ) Stone angel fossils from the shores of Lake Erie.   A  beautiful bakelite sailing block from a wooden sailing dinghy....perhaps not.  And yes that is a maquette of a Brave Brown Bag, a mini mini BBB made with much TLC by my Japanese dealer Akiko Uino for her Tokyo based shop Gojoun. (



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This Brave Brown Bag went to market ....


My Geneva based friend/filmaker Katarina gives 'swisshy' style to her daily shopping with her BBB.  Hope this will encourage the arrival of Spring flora and fauna to hurry up and arrive here in Ontario!


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The BBB myth in the making



Carrying a brave brown bag is much easier than this I promise .... but this earth-ball-rolling event with children really did take place very close to where I grew up near Chatham Ontario on Lake Erie;  where all the bright ideas and designy stuff began for me....  and now inspires a Sisyphian laugh when production goes awry.... just having a BBB ball! 

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