Friday, 1 April 2011

Olympus Trip 35 - Paul Smith

I was at Heathrow Terminal 5 this morning. The best thing about T5 is the Paul Smith Globe shop. As you'd expect it has all the usual quirky Smithy pieces, but also a very well curated books and art selection. Perfect for whiling away some quality time instead of in the ubiquitous duty free stores.

Tucked away in one of the cabinets were these lovely Olympus Trip 35mm cameras. I'd always wanted one of these and were it not for a trusty Adox I had when I was a kid, I would have pestered for one. Anyway, it was rather fortuitous to find these beauties, as only this week I'd been reminiscing and had requested my producer to hunt one down on eBay as a prop.

It seems as though Mr Smith has sourced these from They are a little more expensive than the usual Trips you find for sale, but the delightful colourways justify the extra few pounds. I'm off to buy some film.