beautiful things for philosopher kings
beautiful things for philosopher kings*.
We are the first company in the world to create luxe tools and accessories for miniature painting.
We have several phases in our inventory of thoughtful products for the thinking painter. In its current iteration we are designing specialist brushes for miniature painting and more. We have focused on specific elemental areas such as rocks, clouds, water, fire and ether: the essences of brushes. Lately we have created a thoughtful range of brushes related to the qualities of humours designed with oils in mind, although we generally don't make huge distinctions between mediums.
It all started when my husband gifted me a brush ring - a beautiful fine jewellery piece which was a ring with a fan brush attached to the top for my birthday - a concession to the fact that I will never have my own beard to stroke and to aid the philosophical pondering process while creating my own work. Parallel to this I had been struggling to find the perfect paintbrush for rendering in my miniature painting. Ergo after much thought, and many brush ring strokes on the chin later, I created my own.
Miniature painting technique is rigorous and demanding. Frustrated with constantly having to reload my old watercolour brushes, and not wanting to continually disturb my painting flow, I designed one that could hold the paint longer in its body while still maintaining its fine tip. Sturdy yet delicate. Beautiful and useful. I wanted to own luxurious tools and accessories dedicated specifically to miniature painting so I created beautiful brushes to inspire me to paint.
We live in a fast-paced digital world where things can vanish without a trace. We feel there is a return to the physical realm; tangible books and solid objets d'art and paintings with soul. The simple act of drawing a line leaves your trace in the real world; a record of your hand on the page and the dried liquid mark of the maker which is unique in space and time.
So it starts with the Brushes.
In the meantime, while we love and believe in painting more than anything else, we are expanding our vision to create our version of treasures for the modern scholar's studio - the ideal library, if you will - so please do visit us again and again to see what's new, and sign up to be the first to receive our latest news here.
*All Kings should be Philosophers and all Philosophers should be Kings - Plato
"It really is the perfect brush!" [Rocks brush]