Inklinks

desk ornaments, stationery art and writers' gifts

London, United Kingdom · 628 Sales

Inklinks

desk ornaments, stationery art and writers' gifts

London, United Kingdom 628 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   3D collages and mixed media objects for the desk, study and home library, desk ornaments for writers and lovers of the written word.

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2016

3D collages and mixed media objects for the desk, study and home library, desk ornaments for writers and lovers of the written word.

Lito Apostolakou

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Lito Apostolakou

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5 out of 5 stars
(251)
Margaret KENNA

Margaret KENNA on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was commissioned as a gift - and was most imaginatively and beautifully crafted and presented. It's a pebble from Anafi, with a quotation from an Australian journalist who went there in 1938 to witness the life of political exiles on the island. He described a night arrival, with the island looming above "like some hulking hippopotamus standing quietly in the water". The grey domed pebble is inscribed with this text. I thought it was wonderful and the recipient was delighted!

MyCatiedid

MyCatiedid on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So wonderful to work with and the stone and packaging are exceptional. This is a wonderful gift for my son.

Margaret KENNA

Margaret KENNA on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A serpent-like trail of letters across the surface of the stone, which hints at snakeskin at the same time as asserting that there are no snakes.....

Margaret KENNA

Margaret KENNA on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I would give this even more stars if it were possible! The marble blocks of the temple of Apollo are echoed in the lines on the stone; and the presentation box is truly beautiful.

Margaret KENNA

Margaret KENNA on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

One derivation of the name of 'my' island is that it means 'no snakes'. This pebble plays with this idea - altho the sinuousness of the stone belies the assertion! A thought-piece as well as being beautiful to handle.

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I've enjoyed making this desk ornament using an Aegean rock and antique paper letter cut outs. And ink. A special commission.

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Original vintage pencil prints decoupaged on stone - a unique desk ornament paperweight

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About

writing as an object

Trained as a historian and having lived in libraries and archives for many years I have become fascinated with written words: their many and changing meanings and the material technologies that make them possible.

Papers, pens, ink, nibs, writing cases, stationery, paper clips and pencils - all objects that surround the act of writing - have their stories; assembled they bring their stories together - they "fall into place" to tell a visual wordless story about the world of words.

In Inklinks I draw from my extensive collection of antique stationery and writing supplies to create objects that like to live between books in a home library or writing desk. Some of my canvases are stones I collect in my travels, others are wood from antique writing slopes. Stones are nuggets of compressed time as are words and texts: the mixed media objects I create are fusions of the constant and the ephemeral.

The collection of mixed media objects, assemblages and commissions as well as more information about my work can be found in my website

www.inklinx.weebly.com

You can find in Instagram @Inklinks what inspires me.

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  • Lito Apostolakou

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    Collector and purveyor of writing technology objects of old, maker and researcher of stories, historian by training, freelance writer and blogger, Londoner for 25 years and counting

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