THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Nov21

Nose Tickler

What the hell is a nose tickler??!!??!!

Don’t panic. Let Modern Mint explain….

Nose tickler

 

A nose tickler is a brand new product we are now showcasing at Modern Mint. It is hand made in the UK and each and every single one is different – different woods are used, as well as different finishes (some are with bark, some are without.)

The only part that stays the same is that the tickling part of the nose tickler is made of pure bristle. All natural baby…

Modern_Mint_Products-36 Laptop Brush Gallery 2

 

We found out about the nose tickler a little while ago, when we did a fair at a school. We had laid them out on the table, right at the front, presented beautifully like a real shop and all that… we put a big sign next to them saying LAPTOP BRUSH.

We thought – laptop brush? Could even be a pastry brush. And we were happy with that, it was all we thought…

Then, halfway through the fair at this school, a child walks up to the table we were presenting our wares from. She stopped right in front of the brush, tilted her head to the side, paused, then said…

“You have a nose tickler. I love them.”

Oh my.

Oh my oh my oh my.

We thought – this girl is a genius – of course it is! Our laptop brush (or pastry brush) has so many more uses than we could ever imagine. And this one, this one idea, is the use we love the most – a nose tickler.

Do take a closer look at our genuinely beautiful and favourite product at Modern Mint. Each one is unique and when they are gone, they will be gone…

Check out a Nose Tickler Now!

Jun14

The Telegraph Wrote About My Topiary Work Yesterday

If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph

Jun06

Lockdown Thinking, Changes A-Coming…

Topiary Modern Mint

Lockdown has given me a chance to look through old notebooks and begin, gently, to piece together some sort of narrative about Modern Mint and how it has grown over the last six years. And it has changed massively in that time! Modern Mint Now, June Lockdown 2020 I currently make and maintain topiary all over the UK for clients who love well-pruned hedges and sculptures. I love this job – it is a beautiful art. In the winter I prune wisteria, roses and fruit trees in orchards. Much colder, shorter work days… but equally satisfying work. I give talks …

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Jun06

The Garden In Motion

During lockdown I went through a number of old notebooks. I found a note about Gilles Clement and The Garden In Motion – Le Jardin En Mouvement. Underneath my note I had written: “To be researched more! Something to definitely think over!” Now, five years later I have looked again… and am thrilled by this idea. The Garden In Motion is about taking a piece of unused land, and then as the gardener you make choices to do ‘as much as possible for the land and as little as possible against’ it. You are talking about limited input – watering, …

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