How it all Began… From an inspirational trip to a North-West Indian market in 1998, to the creation of our first leather satchel in 2006, the realisation and conception of Scaramanga (born from... READ MORE
Indian Summer Interiors Indian Summer Interiors bring the colours of that special time of year in August when the sun shines brightly to enhance the natural colours outside. On these bright sunny days,... READ MORE
Back in the ‘good-old’ days…after the Industrial Revolution, new technologies, new materials and seemingly endless energy sources made it more profitable to create brand new products from scratch rather than repair and reuse... READ MORE
The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the evenings are wonderfully light – it must be British summertime! Here at Scaramanga, we love our vintage and retro homewares, but they don’t... READ MORE
With just over two weeks until Fathers Day, time to get cards and presents is running short, particularly if you’re stuck for original ideas. Whether your Dad is an arty type who loves being creative, someone who’s keen on vintage and retro design, or a trendsetter who loves classically styled accessories, we’ve got the answer here at Scaramanga.
Here at Scaramanga, we like to think we have a bit of something for everybody, and appeal to all ages and tastes. Every now and then, we write a post dedicated to one particular group of people, from teenagers to vintage lovers, and this time, it’s the turn of the parents. Whether you’ve just had a baby, and you’re searching for a nappy bag with style, or you’re the proud Mum or Dad to three young children, we’ve got something you’re bound to love.
Whether you’re making some changes to your home, or planning on moving somewhere new, furniture is bound to be on your list of things to look at. There are plenty of places to buy new shelves, chairs and cupboards, but here at Scaramanga we have an extensive range of vintage and retro furniture just waiting to be taken home. Read on for our top five reasons to ditch the mass-produced and opt for antiques to complete your home instead.
Here at Scaramanga, we’re mad about our leather satchels – handmade, ethically produced and stylish all at the same time, they manage to be both unique and practical. If you like your accessories with a retro twist, you’re bound to love our range of leather bags that have been designed with the past in mind – from vintage flight bags to mid-century school satchels, we’ve got something for everyone.
Spring is the perfect time to throw open the windows, reshuffle your furniture and make a few new additions to your home. If you’re looking to give your house or flat a makeover, look no further than Scaramanga to help – from handmade cushions to vintage tables, large storage to small accessories, we’ve got the lot. This week, we’re featuring the best retro homewares to add a unique touch to your bedroom.
Here at Scaramanga, we like to think we appeal to guys and girls of all ages, with stock ranging from childrens 13-inch leather satchels, right up to adult travel bags and retro furniture. We also hold a wide variety of retro and vintage accessories, leather bags and notebooks that will suit teenagers right down to the ground – so we’ve put together our top five Scaramanga items suited for young people.
Here at Scaramanga, we really do love our range of vintage leather satchels and travel bags. Handmade by traditional leather craftsmen, they come in a wide array of sizes, styles and colours, from our compact small wide leather messenger bag, £70, to the huge large 18-inch overlander leather bag, £140. We pride ourselves on producing bags that are not only of the highest quality and ethically manufactured, but that also manage to be on trend and multi-functional – we’ve picked one of our favourite designs, the classic collection red leather satchel, £76,and have come up with five fantastic ways to style it.
Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect world. It is an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism, particularly the tea ceremony, a ritual of purity and simplicity in which Zen Masters prized bowls that were handmade and irregularly shaped, with uneven glaze and tiny cracks.
Loosely translated, “Wabi” means simplicity or rustic, and ‘Sabi’ means the beauty of age and wear. It’s a beauty hidden right in front of our eyes, an aesthetic of simplicity that shows itself through the daily work of living. It is a perverse philosophy celebrating ‘beauty’ in what is natural, and nature contains flaws and imperfections. Continued
As the days get longer and brighter, and the sun makes a welcome reappearance, Summer seems like it might finally be on the way. With the arrival of the warmer weather, thoughts immediately turn to holidays and weekends away, so here at Scaramanga, we’ve come up with our top picks to help you stay stylish on your journey.
Here at Scaramanga, we’re big fans of anything creative, and like to think we stock some quirky and eclectic products, which serve a variety of purposes and can be used in numerous different ways. For example, our extensive range of leather photograph albums and sketchbooks can be used for much more than just holding pictures – the thick, handmade paper and embossed leather covers make them ideal for using in scrapbook projects. We’ve come up with five tops tips, packed with resources and links, which will have your scrapbook looking superb in no time.