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Pirates and Climate Change are connected.  Pirates bring together treasure from around the world, fighting for each piece and holding on till it's worn out or wrested away. ‘Buy Less - Choose Well - Make it Last!’. It may be a coincidence that while re-use and re-cycling are mantras of the environmental camp they have been sung by Pirates for generations.


That's why all the furniture in the shop has had a life before, found from another place, used for other things and brought together in the shop at Mulackstr 26, till it falls apart or taken by someone else.  Some things we couldn’t find, like Alice's wall of mirrors, so it's made by local craftsmen in such a way that one day the panels can be taken down and used as something new, somewhere else. The mirrors have holes cut through the surface so cabinets, rails and clothes can be fixed in and changed around, appearing to float in the middle of the room.


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And what about the World'd End Clock?


Well, let's just stop running madly and think for a little while. Let's stop now.


A Pendulum is a symbol of the union of mans' activity with the forces of nature.  It takes physical human energy to start it swinging, but it's the planetary force of gravity that pulls it back again. And why do we wind up the clock? To record time, to set in contrast the actions of past, present and future.  So let's stop the pendulum swinging for a while, at least until we know what effect our choices will have on the future.


All the lamps in the shop are held steady with old brass pendula found in a junk shop in Margate, situated on the coast east of London, where the Thames meets the sea.  They cast big, very still shadows on the wall, just next to the boots, hats and scarves.













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Vivienne Westwood

Buy Less - Choose Well - Make it Last!’

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Mulackstr 26, Berlin, 2012