About Cave Things
Cave Things is a shop that sells playful, mysterious, subversive things that are designed, drawn, written or recorded by Nick Cave. It’s a store to buy beautiful objects and strange gifts; from jewellery to tea sets, from t-shirts to stationery. It’s a home for books and recordings that sit in a place entirely of their own.
From Nick Cave:
I am essentially a songwriter. Yet, people who understand my stuff know that it doesn’t end there. There has always been a strong, even obsessive, visual component to the process of songwriting—a compulsive rendering of the lyric as a thing to be seen, to be touched, to be examined. I have always done this—basically drawn my songs—for as long as I’ve been writing them. Cave Things are the incidental residue of an over-stimulated mind—situated beyond merchandise but before art.
When the pressure of songwriting gets too much, well, I draw a cute animal or a naked woman or a religious icon or a mythological creature or something. Or I take a Polaroid, or make something out of clay. I do a collage, or write a child’s poem and date stamp and sticker it, or do some granny-art with a set of watercolour paints. The result—Cave Things