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Pirates and Climate Change are connected.  Pirates bring things together from around the world, fighting for each piece and holding on till they’re worn out or a better home comes along. ‘Buy Less - Choose Well - Make it Last!’. It may be an accident that re-use and re-cycling are mantras of the environmental camp but they have been sung by Pirates for generations.


In this spirit, all the furniture in the shop has had a life before, found from other places for other uses and brought together in Mulackstr 26, till it falls apart or taken by someone else.  Some things we couldn’t find, like Alice's wall of mirrors, made with local craftsmen in such a way that one day they can be taken down and used as something new, somewhere else. They also have holes cut into the surface so cabinets, rails and clothes can be fixed in and changed around.


And what about the clock?


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


A Pendulum is a perfect symbol of the union of mans' activity and 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 it up? 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 an old junk shop in Margate.  They cast big, very still, shadows on the wall, just next to the lovely 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