WATCH LIFE WITH CURIOSITY – A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES OF A NEW KIND comes back with a brand-new collection of objects. Inspiration still grounded in urban lifestyle and sports, this new collection has been executed with the same requirements: no compromise on the quality of the materials used, meticulous attention to details and the desire to work with young French artisans famous for their creativity and technical expertise.
WLWC invited Jeremy Kastelani, young leather goods manufacturer, who chose to work crocodile skins geometrically. WLWC also invited Paulus Bolton, a famous patina expert.
The outcome is stunning : a completed collection of even more exclusive objects mixing different colors and rare noble and contrasted materials.
FIXIE BIKE COVERED WITH CROCODILE SKINS
It took 120 hours to create this bike. The frame has been made and customized by the LDG workshops in California.
4 crocodile skins of 8 to 10 years of age have been used by the young leather goods manufacturer Jeremy Kastelani to cover the frame, fork, saddle, seatpost, handlebars and toe-clips. 3 meters of crocodile tape have been made for the handlebars. Even the valve caps and hubs have been covered. The patina was applied by the specialist Paulus Bolten after covering the bike. Price: €22,000 ($27,200).
LONGBOARDS COVERED WITH CROCODILE SKINS Covered by Jeremy Kastelani, Skateboard Decks designed and handcrafted by skate addict and cabinet-
maker, Clement Bouchonneau – a graduate from one of the most prestigious French schools of Arts and Crafts: l’Ecole Boulle. Inlays made with crocodile tails of 8 to 10 years of age. Price: €3,000 ($3,700).
BEACH SHINGLES COVERED WITH CROCODILE SKINS It takes around 2 hours to craft each individual piece. Price: €250 ($310).