12 Dec 2011

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

...well actually it isn't so bad today. But either way we wanted to post these screen shots of some amazing ice crystals and glacial caves from the BBC's Frozen Planet series. Needless to say these inspired one of our recent projects, and as soon as we have pics for that too we'll put them up!
For now, enjoy!

11 Dec 2011

twisted sisters

We're a bit delayed with this one, but here are a few shots from a test shoot with the lovely gals at fashionstylist.me and photographer Danny Craven.

photography: Danny Craven
hair and make up: Lou Box
styling: Caroline Sullivan
models: Amy and Alisar
headpieces, cape, and beaded bra by us!

Panoply : DISCO CAVE

Much like Beyoncé has got Sasha Fierce, we have the Volkov Commanders. Together with artists Aliyah Hussain and Edward Wiffen, we, the Commanders descend from the moon every now and again to host PANOPLY, performance events that feature costume and art direction from ourselves and a selection of guest artists.

On November 30th 2011 we hosted and performed DISCO CAVE at Kraak in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
Thanks to all who came down and let us send them into a trance with our moon moves!

We'll be adding photos from the event to our site soon, in the meantime check out a selection by Hannah Furnell on her blog


While clearing out the computer's cobwebs I found this photo of the stage set we made for our May 2011 installment of Panoply.

4 Dec 2011

Grotto pop up shop!

Need to buy stuff for people this Christmas?

Clothes! Bags! Jewels! Accessories!
Undergarments (socks + tights)!

We're selling all these things at The Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester's Northern Quarter, where the folks behind Grotto pop up shop have set up camp this festive season.

The shop this year is full of work by talented northern artists and designers. Find out more about Grotto and SEE their stock list here

Everything we're selling is handmade or hand dyed and screenprinted.
Give the gift of Sacred Geometry this Christmas.

18 Nov 2011

Ballad Of...Petra Doe - out now!

Down in London tonight is the launch party for the newest issue of Ballad Of... magazine, which features some of our props (like this headpiece, below) in an editorial piece by Paulina Surys, modelled by the beautiful singer/pianist Nadine Shah.

For more images please visit our website.


Anna has been moonlighting as drawer and painter.

Farewell, May68

On November 5th at Islington Mill, Manchester's own May68 played their last EVER gig! We were flattered that the band's singer, Judy Wainwright asked us to make her something special to wear for the show.

We made her this studded gold collar and tasseled bolo!

photos by Pete McConnell

We want to wish all the guys from May68 good luck in whatever adventures they have next.

3 Nov 2011

Dia de los Common

Last week we made some sugar skull lanterns to kit out Common for their Week of the Dead celebrations. Skulls have definitely been a running theme for us over the past couple weeks, and as we launch into out next project we've still got gruesome matters on our minds - shrunken heads!
More on that later.

poster by Rob Bailey

Check out these amazing Beetlejuice costumes made by Common Knowledge's very own quiz master, John Ruane

31 Oct 2011

Dia de los Muertos!

For the last few weeks we have been part of a team of people, led by Sarah Unwin, making props for last night's Day of the Dead at Ruby Lounge in Manchester. It was fun work and it really paid off as the space looked amazing! Making sugar skulls, graves and shrines, and placing hundreds of flowers, we transformed the place into a Mexican celebration of death!

27 Oct 2011

Ballad Of post

The lovely folks at Ballad Of have posted us up on their blog.

Thanks Lindsey and Claire!

You'll be able to see our work in a shoot by Paulina Otylie Surys in the next issue, Little Book Of Horrors.

read the full post here

18 Oct 2011

Bolo Ties. kinda-sorta.

The projects we've been working on over the past couple months have inspired us to make scaled-down, wearable versions of our props. At the risk exposing how nerdy we are, we wanted to share some photos of the things we've been making during our tea breaks.

Here are some of our interpretations of the Bolo Tie (minus the tie part), and a few necklaces. We've also been whipping up tote bags, bum bags and rucksacks, and we'll be posting pictures of them soon.

If any of these catch your eye drop us an email at sacredgeometrists(at)gmail.com

Our Etsy shop is up and running too! We've got t-shirts, neck ties, bow ties and more - all of it hand dyed and hand made.