Brits are known for being obsessed with the weather aren’t we? And is it any wonder when we’ve had what felt like the world’s longest winter immediately followed by a random heat wave. Still though it seems impossible to forecast from one day to the next. Now thought I need never miss a weather trick again. The lovely folks at Bramwell Brown, purveyors of mechanimated clocks, have sent me a weather clock. And It. Is. Stunning.
Bramwell Brown have a lovely little space in the Oxo building along the Thames. I joined them for a workshop with some other bloggers just before Christmas where we made our own baubles under their expert tutelage. But their real craftsmanship is devoted to bringing the traditional barometer to a whole new generation and my, what a triumph.
My parents had a very typical barometer in the hall when I was little. One of those dark wood things that it felt like you had to tap all the time to make any sense. This was also Rob and Sarah’s childhood experience and led to the brother and sister duo putting their plans into place to recreate the barometer with a modern touch. Thankfully the mechanimated weather clocks from Bramwell Brown have taken design to a whole new level. Each clock has a little theatre of moving clouds, forecasting the weather from small changes in air pressure. I’ve now become a little obsessed in checking the weather all the time.
Available in two sizes and a number of different frame colours (mine is copper, of course!) no-one can capture the romanticism of the clocks quite like the company themselves:
In a world of digital screens, our clocks are beautifully analogue. A clever arrangement of moving parts and evocative illustrations, each one is hand-assembled in at our workshop in Hampshire.
I’m such a fan of creative and unique ideas and the weather clocks are such a showstopper. Ours has taken pride of place for now in our guest bedroom since it’s one of the only rooms which is close to finished and it’s the perfect timepiece when we have guests to stay. The clocks can also be manually activated so you can show them off without waiting for the weather to change. They cycle with the beautiful illustrations between very dry, fair, change, rain, and stormy. They’re also all assembled by hand in the company’s Hampshire workshop. For me, it takes labour of love to a whole new level.
And as if all of this isn’t good enough, the clocks can also be personalised! You can have your own little figurine or message, making them a beautiful gift for a special occasion. They also have some stunning limited edition themes such as London, available for purchase via their website. I love our weather clock so much and look forward to showing it off to my in-laws when they visit this weekend.
Thank you so much to Bramwell Brown for gifting me one of their beautiful weather clocks in return for a featured blog post. Thank you for supporting the brands which make my little blog space possible.