Saturday, 6 April 2013

F = Fossil



Fossil is my favourite brand and I have a little bit of an obsession with their watch tins, which I first discovered when I was a design student. I also have a few bags, purses and watches.



The tins are what I like most about Fossil though. They are sooo gorgeous I have started to collect them. My dream job would be to design tins for Fossil (If any Fossil people are reading, please give me a job!). I would design something simple like this:



I got my first Fossil tin when I was in LA a couple of years ago. I asked the shop assistant if I could buy a tin and he said I could pick one without making a purchase. I was so excited! I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I went onto buy my first Fossil watch in San Francisco just so I could have another tin. My friend then gave me one she had and didn’t want, and I blagged another one at christmas from the London store. I got a new Fossil watch for my birthday recently so I got my 5th tin.

Here is my new Fossil watch and my 5 beautiful tins, lined up, on display in my living room:



You may think me a little sad for getting so excited about what is basically just a tin? but I just love the designs and how they are all sooo different. It’s not as sad as say train-spotting or stamp collecting is it? (I actually quite like some stamp designs too!). In the Fossil stores, they have them lined up on display too, I took a photo in the London shop:



Don’t you agree they look beautiful?

If you have any Fossil tins you don’t want, please let me know.....

Do you have any weird and wonderful collections or obsessions?

28 comments:

  1. The tins are very pretty. I say keep collecting!

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  2. Well those are adorable, and match your style so well! I love your sketch too. I would love to have something like that on a card. If you sold specialty cards and I had just a little more money, I would buy them!

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kristen, I may try and motivate myself to set up on Etsy.com and sell prints, cards and artwork.

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  3. I have a collection of Arnott's Biscuits tins that I compiled when I worked for them in Australia. I do have to say that I quite enjoy hunting for fossils--the ancient kind :-)

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    1. Hi Amy, I've just checked out Arnotts Biscuits tins, they are lovely...I guess Fossil tins are a vintage modern version of the old cool tins.

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  4. I've always loved Fossil watches and the tins.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  5. Woops! My comment got hit by my own delete button pfftt..

    Anyway, I have many collections too. I just wish I only had one. The tins are nice, you can actually use them.
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    1. Ha Ha, yeah the tins are pretty useable, my friend kept her jewellery in the tin, before she gave it to me that is. What kind of stuff do you collect KT?

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  6. Can you pitch your design ideas to Fossil? Maybe they are open to freelance designers? I hope one day you get your dream job there.

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    1. Hey, I have emailed them before about it, I don't think they freelance, they have a team of designers in Texas or somewhere like that. I might try again though or see if they have a competition to design a tin.

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  7. The tins are pretty. It would be cool to have a whole display of them like in the store in London.

    I don't collect anything weird, just beads. ;)

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    1. A bead collection is quite cool, and small so easy to contain!

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    2. LOL, not quite as small as you would think. It's taking over my bedroom.

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  8. I think it's a great thing to collect, particularly because you're so excited about them. :)

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  9. This is an adorable post. Collections are great - you should collect what you love. The tin display is fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing. See you at 'G'

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog...pleased you enjoyed it.

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  10. I think that tins have an appeal all by themselves. I have several, some very old and some newer that I will not part with. As packaging, they have pretty much disappeared which only seems to make them more valuable. Keep collecting.

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    1. I agree, old tins especially have a certain quality that you don't really get anymore.

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  11. I want them!!! I am a sucker for nice packaging.

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    1. Go find a Fossil shop (there must be one in Ireland?) and try and blag a free tin...or buy a watch? they are quite reasonable priced and look nice too!

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  12. An ex-boyfriend bought me my first Fossil watch for my 18th birthday and although I don't own the watch any more (it was stolen) I still have the tin - I keep my everyday costume-y earrings in it. They do make some really pretty tins! xx

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    1. If you ever get bored of the tin....xx

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  13. Your watch is wicked!

    Visit from the A To Z Blog Challenge.

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    1. Glad you like it! I was torn between a few but this one was in my favourite colour (and most expensive!).

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  14. Fossil! My fav too. And I loved ur watch.
    Keep collecting more tins n watches. ... :)

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