On one of my vintage treasure hunts I came across a stack of letters from the 1940s. At first I thought they were just pen-pals that occasionally met and it wasn’t until near the end of the stack that I realised Frank and Joanne were madly in love and had been hiding it from Frank’s brother. With the idea of lovers keepsakes in mind I created my first collection ‘Joanne’ based off of vintage hair rollers. The story goes that Joanne turned up at Frank’s house one evening out of the blue with her hair rollers in, you see Joanne was full of life and quite spontaneous and would often just show up to see Frank. Joanne left her rollers at Frank’s house and they worked their way into his keepsake box. The whole idea of the collection was to turn something that was a functional object into a desirable one.