The story behind 'The Story of a 1000 Things'
Love of a car with c(h)aracter and other things which are timeless (whether by design or default), has inspired spyderceleste.com.
Things last sometimes because they’re built to last, but mostly because they’ve retained our engagement or affection, and often the engagement and affection of people or generations before us. This can be through utility, beauty, or a combined ‘beautility’; some form of trend-transcendent (transtrendent?) appeal, or because they carry embedded in their form someone’s memories, or the memories of a culture.
These embedded stories captivate and move me, and I have started systematically collecting them. This includes the skill, care and time taken in their making and the mind of the maker behind them. The idea is to share these stories with you, at a gentle pace, over the months and years to come.
So, in addition to celebrating a glorious example of timeless design, the fun, freedom and flair of it, we’ll also be celebrating a bigger story, The Story of a 1000 Things. The first few stories will appear in the coming days.
In the meantime, please do sign up alongside for occasional Spydergrams to keep you up to date.
Copyright & credits: www.spyderceleste.com design and content, Beatrice Otto 2022, all rights reserved - Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider illustrations by João Montenegro at joaomontenegro.com - car restoration by Robin Otto Restorations - colours include Celeste by Teresasabeafresa; Aosta Sky by Midoriko; Bright Alfa Romeo by Manekineko; Alfa Blue by Duklida; Sport Car Blue by Conache; Italian Morning Sky by Trouhoff; La Vita è Bella by Joelcc - fonts include Joyful and Special Elite.