It was very exciting to recently partner with luxury website VeryFirstTo.com.
Marcel Knobil, founder ofVeryFirstTo, Superbrands and Cool BrandLeaders, called me from the UK and proposed this wonderful idea in the lead-up to Christmas. Of course, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to work with a new material – diamonds!
Marcel and I worked together to develop the world’s first Diamond Snow Globe, featuring genuine diamond ‘snow’ and a hand sculpted family. This “never done before artwork” was offered to lucky buyers in time for Christmas 2015, allowing them the opportunity to feature a bespoke sculpture of their own family inside a custom made snow globe.
This is a truly exceptional item that will undoubtedly become a family heirloom. Leah has skilfully taken snow globes into the world of luxury and art. Marcel Knobil
Each Snow Globe was hand sculpted and painted by my snow globe design and production company. I have worked with all kinds of materials but never with diamonds, so I was absolutely delighted to have this unique opportunity.
Ten diamonds added to the festive magic of this piece – five of them were affixed to the inner setting and an additional five diamonds remained loose within the sealed globe, so when you tip the globe upside down you could see the loose diamonds twinkle down the inner wall of glass.
The design also included an engraved base with the customer’s personal message or family crest.
VeryFirstTo.com is the world’s only website that enables individuals to be the first to know about, and have, newly launching luxury products and experiences. It showcases the most desirable items within technology, fashion, home, leisure, health & beauty and beyond; as well as the latest must attend venues and events. Individuals gain access to exclusive products, bespoke items and special pre-opening events. Brands featured include: Alexander McQueen; Apple; Bose; Paul Smith; Stella McCartney; Eve Lom and Tom Dixon. No item stays on the site beyond 59 days of release. VeryFirstTo is renowned for it’s Never Done Before Experiences including: the Ultimate Christmas Trip: The World’s Finest Decorations & Shopping; The Search For The Global Dinner Party Critic With Timothy Oulton: The Luxury Bespoke Your Life Tour’; The World’s Most Decadent Christmas Hamper’; and most recently, The Unprecedented ‘The Four Jet Tour’ With Private Jet Tours.