Monday, 23 July 2012


Most of us have something we treasure, passed on from a loved one.  I've just read The Hare with the Amber Eyes, a spellbinding book about a collection of small Japanese objects called netsuke that a potter called Edmund de Waal inherited from his uncle.  He writes about how they came to be in the family's possession and what they come to symbolise to him. I have a stack of old pictures from my great grandmother which I'm sure ignited my love of photography and also some autograph books from her time spent as a nurse in the 1st World War in which her patients have drawn pictures and written poems and messages of thanks.  So Joakim Blockstrom's beautiful The Heirloom Project has struck a chord.  See more here:  And also more of Joakim's work:

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