The Journal & Design Inspiration | Richings Greetham Leather Accessories

Welcome to our Journal. Here you’ll find the people, objects, art and designs that most inspire us.

Flax London Detail Shirt Title
February 7, 2019

Flax London: Buy better, less often

We shared a space with Flax London at the recent Spirit of Christmas. The brand's unique take on linen shirts caught our eye and we quickly realised we had many shared values. Here, co-founders Callum and George explain how they're challenging perceptions around linen and why longevity is such an important part of their design process.

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Josh Moffat Designer, Airwave Surfboards
September 7, 2018

Airwave Surfboards: An open letter to Good Design

Josh Moffat is an industrial designer, who directs and designs for his surfboard brand, Airwave Surfboards. In this article, he dissects Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles for Good Design, contextualising them around his surfboard designs and his process for creating them.

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Dieter Rams on Product Logos 1
August 1, 2018

Dieter Rams on Product Logos

This article was shared with us recently by one of our Instagram followers! We are glad our approach is similar to that of one of our design heroes!

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March 20, 2018

Fred Ingrams

Fred Ingrams, RG friend and local painter, has spent the last seven years painting The Fens, perhaps the least loved landscape in Britain!

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January 21, 2018

Pestle and Mortar

I think the pestle and mortar is a design marvel! Although they have varied dramatically in size and material throughout their long and impressive history, they are simple, timeless and, above all, amazingly enduring.

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November 15, 2017

Swann-Morton No.3 Scalpel

Getting a good quality cut on most flat paper and card like materials generally has always been a requirement for my work, especially to get an accurate, sharp edge. My trusty Swann Morton No3 Scalpel excels.

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September 16, 2017

D-Line Handle

The door handle - an architectural fetish with an unambiguous purpose! We asked RichingsGreetham friend and renowned Norwich-based Architect, Charles Emberson, what design is top of his list when it comes to door handles.

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July 16, 2017

Vitsoe Shelving

The Vitsoe 606 Shelving System has become somewhat of a timeless design classic! It is simple, unobtrusive and as unassuming as possible. It is undeniably useful and works well in my barn.

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Roy Lichtenstein Paper Plate from 1969
April 24, 2017

Lichtenstein Plate

Roy Lichtenstein inadvertently transformed this everyday mass-produced paper object into high art. Who would have thought a paper plate could make the most stunning piece of wall art!

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Japanese Saws from RichingsGreetham Design Journal
April 3, 2017

Japanese Saws

Japanese culture is very different from the Western world. It offers a different way of looking at most things.

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March 21, 2017

West German Ceramics

I grew up in the light of the post-war 50’s optimistic prosperity and the style revolutionary 60’s & 70’s so I was excited to take delivery of these mass-produced 1960’s ceramics that I found on German eBay.

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March 6, 2017

Tangle Infinity Sculpture

Many years ago, I stumbled across this rather wonderful infinitely adjustable sculpture. Its striking appearance meant it soon became a talking point in the meeting room at RG HQ - so I wanted to share it with you!

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January 6, 2017

Sprung Wire Photo Holder

With their covetable edit of furniture and home accessories for modern and urban living, The Conran Shop has always been a firm favourite of mine.

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December 23, 2016

Family Size Coca-Cola Bottle

I’ve always had a strong fascination, love and identification with design and quality. My most recent purchase was a 1950’s 26oz Coca-Cola ‘Family Size' bottle. I bought it on Ebay from a seller in upstate New York.

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