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Lightbulb Moment

Being busy in the analogue world has kept us quiet on the blog front. A literal conversation about lightbulbs gave rise to a lightbulb moment. It’s said that some time in the 1920s, the CEOs of the various lightbulb manufacturing companies got together to discuss the future. Advancing technology saw ever improving lightbulbs and the future was bright,though perhaps a little too bright for some. Because the longer a lightbulb lasted, the less often it…

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Heroism

To capture this bag’s beauty, required a skilled photographer. Fortunately my little brother Alan is an award-winning film maker based in London. Alan came home for a visit and we went to Westport to stage our own photoshoot.

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The Lovern Logo

I also wanted to put my own stamp on the new bag. For this I first went to Brigitte Lampert, a graphic designer based in Zurich, who has worked with an impressive list of clients including the Venice Biennale.

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I’ve had the idea of doing something with the Galway Barrel Bag for quite a while. I wanted to take an existing bag and update it, renew it while retaining all the things that made the original a classic. I loved the original bag but that didn’t mean it couldn’t be improved. To create a companion piece to the scallop front, I designed my own new curved front. On the inside I added a pocket…

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