Friday 30 August 2013

Billboard 17: releases of the week

The Cairngorms in Winter

A celebration of the UK's largest and highest National Park, The Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend takes the viewer on a spectacular 96 minute journey through awe inspiring scenery in the heart of Scotland's mountains.

The Clean Bin Project

Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head in an effort to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least refuse. Their light-hearted competition brings some laugh-out-loud moments set against a darker examination of the problem waste. Marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore describes the pacific garbage patch, an island of plastic twice the size of Texas currently floating in the Pacific Ocean; and Seattle-based artist Chris Jordan shares shocking images that portray the large-scale impacts of our 'throw away' society. The result is a beautifully shot film that speaks to audiences of all ages, inspiring action without being preachy, and providing solid ideas for reducing waste at home.

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.

Friday 23 August 2013

Billboard 16: releases of the week

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.

Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

What Maisie Knew is a contemporary New York City revisioning of the Henry James novella by the same name. It revolves around unwitting 7-year-old Maisie, caught in the middle of a custody battle between her mother Susanna, an aging rock star, and her father, Beale, a major art dealer.

Robbie Williams: Take the Crown Stadium Tour 2013

Take the Crown sees consummate showman and all-round cheeky chappy Robbie Williams take his 9th album to the people in a brilliant concert film. He's one of the UK's favourite artists of all time, with over 60 million album sales and stadium shows that sell out in a matter of minutes, and now he's here, up close and personal as he rattles through hits like Let Me Entertain You', Rock DJ' and newer material like Candy'. Take the Crown gets us right up to the front of a Robbie concert so we can see how a true master pulls off 90 minutes of sheer entertainment.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Belts' names

We often get asked why do we call our belts with names such as Bredon, CropthorneEckington, Kemerton etc. We did gave you some information about the name of the Quick Release belt some weeks ago, you can find it here. But, we would like to explain you some other meanings...

Well, when we started we thought long and hard about it, the obvious one was to give the belts a numerical code to identify the style, however this somehow had an industrial feeling to it, which of course was far from what we are i.e. craftsmen. So after some careful thinking we decided to call them with names of towns and/or villages in the Worcestershire where our “atelier” is located; which was our way of honouring the beauty of Worcestershire and the people that work and live there, and perhaps encouraging those of you with a curious streak to visit Worcestershire.

So bellow you can find some examples:

Bredon is a medium sized village (2700 residents) on the southern edge of Worcestershire. It lies on the banks of the River Avon and on the edge of the Cotswolds and traces its origins back to over 4000 years ago. For more information on Bredon click here

Cropthorne is a small village (600 residents) approximately 12 miles southeast of Worcester. Located on a small ridge overlooking the River Avon, its ancient orchards sweep down to the river and offer clear, unbroken views across the vale to the Malvern Hills in the distance. It is featured in the Domesday Book, and its church dates back to the 12th century. The village has many unique examples of timber-framed thatched cottages from the 16th and 17th centuries, and about half the village is designated as a Conservation areaFor more information on Cropthorne click here.

Eckington is a small village (1200 residents) near to the southern border of Worcestershire. The village is surrounded by the River Avon and is renowned for its famous bridge, its village cross and its Norman-period church. For more information on Eckington visit click here.
Kemerton is a small village (400 residents) on the extreme south of Worcestershire. Notable historic features include Kemerton Camp, an Iron Age hill fort surmounting Bredon Hill, on the fort’s south rampart is a two-storey stone tower known as Parsons Folly (or the Tower), built in the mid-18th century by John Parsons V, MP (1732–1805), the squire of Kemerton, who reputedly wished to raise the summit of Bredon Hill to 1000 ft (305 m). Significant buildings include the Church of St Nicholas, Kemerton Court, and Bell’s Castle. For more information on Kemerton click here.

What do you think is the meaning of the rest of the belts' names?

Friday 16 August 2013

Billboard 15: Releases of the week


On the night of one of their old high school friend's wedding three irresponsible and capricious bridesmaids reunite for one last bachelorette bacchanal in the Big Apple. They unintentionally create a mess of their best friend Becky's wedding dress, before she marries her sweetheart Dale. They attempt to repair the situation by spending the evening before and morning of the wedding desperate to get the dress to Becky on time before the wedding starts, whilst discovering themselves and what they truly want from their lives along the way.


2 Guns

A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob - the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.


Friday 9 August 2013

Billboard 14: Releases of the week

The Lond Ranger

Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

On the 4th day of the riots, in the face of the devastation and destruction, surrounded by negativity and misconception, 19 passionate young people from across London came together to take positive action. The critically acclaimed, eye opening documentary Riot from Wrong is a result of that positive action.

Tuesday 6 August 2013


August is the most common month to go on holiday. We all like to relax and disconnect from our daily routines. We believe that resting means also to keep ourselves away from computers and telephones, so that we won't be stressed checking the latest news and updating all our movements on the Internet. But some people feel too disconnected, as if they are missing the most important news.

We've been thinking... How could we keep all our followers informed of our latest news in an easy way? Designing a newsletter of course!

From now, we will design one newsletter selecting the most important information about Hardy&Parsons, that you could receive in you inbox every month if you wish.

This mont you'll receive information of our new catalogue among other topics... Below you can see a preview:

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Friday 2 August 2013

Billboard 13: Releases of the week

Only God Forgives

Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian's brother murders a prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter's murderer, then 'restores order' by chopping off the man's right hand. Julian's mother Jenna - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her sons's body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and 'raise hell.

Retired black -ops CIA agent Fran Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Brook Hyde is a singer-songwriter with a successful first album in his past and a somewhat directionless future. Already disillusioned with the music biz and troubled by the unresolved past he left behind in Ohio, Brook is forced to confront his inner demons when his three sisters show up on his doorstep unannounced.. with his estranged father in tow.

Thursday 1 August 2013

Preview of the season: Wrist Bands

Bits Wrist Band

Clinchers Wrist Band

Plaited Wrist Band

We show you our wrist bands, handmade in England with the best leather, as all our products. The last preview of the season comes just before we publish the Hardy&Parsons' catalogue. You can see the online catalogue on our Pinterest profile too. Enjoy it!