We’ve been working on this capsule for a long time, and we're pretty joyed that we’ve accomplished it. Space, the stars, the heavens.. have always instilled, in us, a sense of mystery and curiosity.
As far as possessions go, we're a pretty minimal family (minus all of our lab equipment!), so we find it important to put things into the world that really matter —that are lasting and moving. It’s our hope that this is a contribution to that. We created this in brass so that it could weather beautifully through time --and kept the profile simple because sometimes the understated is more elegant than the bling-y-ness of today (sometimes ; )
All that’s left is to ask. …what would you put in it?
Right now I (london;) have a meteorite in mine. It reminds me took look up, and to always, always keep dreaming of grand, vast… infinite things. And to sigh, and feel immensely blessed.
But what about a seed collection from your travels, to plant one day, with a far more reaching memory than that of a snow globe.. ; )
Haha! a match or two? You never know…
Air? …It’s not airtight though, so it would never be the same two wisps of air…
…Sand from an almost forgotten sea?
…A mysterious note to a mysterious someone..
…A cipher, whose answer is coordinates to a lost world?…
Your Capsule Contents and Ingredients:
|| One brass time capsule, engraved with our motto ‘a terra ad astra’ Latin for
‘from the Earth to the Stars’ (capsule height: 4.4cm / 1.75in)
|| One empty glass vial
|| One distressed, heavy brass carabiner (carabiner height: 4.6cm / 1.8in)
|| One artist-signed card, stamped with the capsule’s date of creation & assembly
|| *Optional typewritten note within the capsule (100 maximum characters)
|| *Optional typewritten note sealed in glass vial (28 maximum characters)
|| One recycled-cotton, drawstring carrying bag
|| All exquisitely packaged using recycled paper boxes, cotton, and misc.
|| *Your parcel will include your typewriter-typed mailing address on the top of your parcel
(please see 4th & 5th photo)
*all of our custom notes & shipping addresses are hand-typed on our vintage typewriter (*see 4th photo for an example of note aesthetics)
Because of the inherent nature of brass to weather over time, your capsule colour will deepen over the years, giving further character to its already beautiful aesthetics. Your specimen will vary in size, shape, and colour, as each specimen has its own qualities.
5% of every time capsule purchase goes towards crowd-funded projects that support space and science education and exploration.
Each capsule is lovingly handmade and assembled in our studio and typically ships in 1-2 weeks.