Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Sea shanty style

Get out your old Blue Peter badges, retro sea shanty style is the latest trend to inspire fashion and interior designers.

In case you’re wondering, sea shanties are ‘work songs that were used on the square-rigged ships of the Age of Sail. Their rhythms coordinated the efforts of many sailors hauling on lines.’

They are rarely used today, perhaps because modern rigging doesn't require many people to be working in the same rhythm for long periods. However, shanties are much loved by modern sailors, folk musicians and specialist choirs.

I may not be joining in the singing part, but we’ve got our own selection of maritime design art at ShopCurious in the form of quirky accessories for the wardrobe and home. Salty old seadogs will love our vintage maritime brooches, featuring Dutch barges and galleons – and this curiously collectable early Royal Navy anchor pin.

For the professional collector, we’ve a couple of fabulous Victorian hand carved conch shells. And we’ve added to our range of retro Perspex paperweights, with some rare, nautical curiosities from Portugal.

So, are you ready to have fishermen the world over as your new best friends?

Are you?


Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

The shell carving is absolutely amazing, Susan!


worm said...

cool stuff Susan! I'd be up for a bit of the sea-shanty look but unfortunately it might seem a bit incongrous considering I live about 500 metres away from a statue marking the most landlocked point of England...

janettaylor said...

Love the last one!