Flint Features: Internationally renowned artist, Andrew Salgado

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This week we talk to painter Andrew Salgado, about Bowie and his fear of the West-Side

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Flint Features: CecilBoyd

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In our first feature, we caught up with Hubert Cecil of CecilBoyd to discuss their latest exhibition 'Phantasmagoria'
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Ambur & the Aravalli

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It was very important for us to source quality materials for our first range. Above all, we want to be proud of the products we are selling. 

Our research spanned over a two year period leading up the launch in August. We spoke to numerous people, all giving insights into where we could source the best materials, while maintaining an affordable price for our customers.

Picking the marble was naturally an important task, due to its prominence in our design. Due to its rich green colouring, we chose to source the marble from Udaipur, Rajasthan. 

India is home to some of the worlds most ancient artistic practises. This selection of native crafts include fabric colouration, embroidery and stonework. However, what inspired us most at Flint, was the marble inlay work rooted in Rajasthan. This intricate practise consists of creating elaborate engravings on marble stone, typically in the form of floral designs and geometric patterns. These days the preserved traditional art is only mastered by a select few. 

It seemed fitting to source the stone from an area renowned for its beautiful marble work. Something we have strived to emulate in our first range.

 

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#1 Post

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With the launch of our first range under way, we’re excited to kick off our blog.
We’ll be posting details of our journey so far, product updates and stuff of interest.
We’ll be sharing experiences and design that has caught our eye, with a focus on materials & texture. Whilst experimenting and developing our ideas for future products.
We’d love to hear from you too, so please share comments & your opinions.
Thank you to everyone who’s been involved with Flint Watches so far.

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