Sometimes, you need to see an item re-purposed before you realise its original beauty. Postage stamps have always been – for most people – a means to an end, quickly discarded once they had served their use. But these flimsy little sticky bits of square paper are miniscule works of art and once you stop to really look at them, you recognise the exquisite artistry and details that goes into the unique images. That’s what inspired an adoring philatelist to collect stamps from across the world and time and preserve them in custom made, gorgeous jewellery.
At Paddington Markets and other markets. www.postcardsfromaloysius.com
By Vladica Stojanovic