Red button bag by Edson Raupp, suitcase-london.com
Mmm... a beautiful Edson Raupp handbag from the Crafts Council's Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK exhibition, which I've already posted about.
Many moons ago, when I was a Saturday girl in a haberdashery, I used to look at the kimble (tagging) gun we used and think, "Wouldn't it be cool to use long kimble tags to attach loads of sequins to curtains?" But kimble guns were beyond my budget, so that idea never came to fruition.
So it's cool to see this bag - and I love that he's used red kimble tags to match, and in all different lengths. Although it's probably best I don't own one - I'd doubtless end up getting constantly tangled up with doorhandles (and members of the public).
There's a lampshade in Habitat which has small pearl buttons all over it, attached by kimble tags. (Slight pause while she Googles for more info.) Ooh, turns out it's by Tracy Kendall, who does all that fantastic wallpaper.