With the largest book I was aiming for peace, just paying tribute. Not to take anything, but give a gift to the people who made such works in the past. To show that creation has not ceased and thank them for their contribution and hoping their spirits rest well.
Each corner piece and clasp base has in its center a 4 mm natural citrine gemstone, surrounded by six 3 mm lab grown sapphires. A total of 60 gemstones are attached to the silverwork.
The surface is treated with a water solution of shellac and intricately gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf.
Inspired by the ornamentation of Bulgarian, Balkan and Byzantine bindings, I wanted to experience the attitude of the old masters when they worked.
In the middle books, the storm subsides, the frame makes a resistance, forces the storm into tracks and gives direction. The shapes are stiffer and subdued, but they again struggle with the proportions of the cover. It is as if the memory becomes clearer, but still in a fog.
The clasps and corners are made with a silver standard of 950. They are attached to the covers by various silver nails and rivets.
The smallest journals possess a storm in the arrangement, the decoration is elongated and incomplete, hidden by the golden winds of oblivion.
The endbands are made in reverence to the Gothic technique of old with woven leather strips going through the leather on the spine and through a hemp cord core sewn onto to the book body.
The attachments are patinated and polished to achieve a shine on the different levels of the decoration.
This ledger style endpaper is sewn onto the book body and provides excellent protection to this vulnerable place in the book structure.The paper is handmade here in the bindery.
Bound in sprinkled goatskin, reinforced with silver corners and kept neatly closed by two leather braided straps.The leather extension ends with a braided leather know that enables belt attachment.
The "Whispers" Collection Crown Journal embraces the features of the pairs of the Collection and represents them in a most steadfast manner.
A sturdy journal like this requires additional reinforcements as these silver corners adequately provide.
The Autumn Journal Collection was crafted during the cold and rainy days of November and heavily draw inspiration from the season
Great care was taken to mold the journals as a unique piece of stationary, pleasing the eye from every angle and provide comfort and security to it’s owner.