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Stuff Crush; 4.12.12

a festive gift guide special of our weekly roundup...

Stuff Crush; 4.12.12
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Fashion, art, interiors, gadgets and so much more; Stuff Crush is our weekly address of objects we lust…

As thoughts turn to what to buy your nearest and dearest for Christmas (we’re assuming our readers aren’t those sickos who’ve got it done already), what better feature to turn into a festive gift guide than our very own weekly roundup of bobbins we’ve been a’lovin’? Complete with its own utterly tacky Christmas icon, here’s the first of two festive Stuff Crushes…

Stuff Crush; 4.12.12


Te Neues; Pets Rock 2013 Calendar

A French Bulldog as Karl Lagerfeld graces the front cover of the humorous Pets Rock mini wall calendar, and nicely sets the scene for the coming months. With a distinctly canine and feline twist, catching pets in the getup of well-known icons – the likes of Warhol, Mr T and new parents to be Kate and Wills – it sure beats the usual ‘cute pet’ calendars we’re subjected to year upon year.

Te Neues


Folklore; Concrete Shaving Brush and Cup

A refined shaving kit for the concrete junkie in your life, it includes a soft concrete shaving dish and brush, designed by Lovisa Wattman and handmade by visually impaired people in Sweden. The bristles are made with badger hair and bound by beech wood. Also includes a shaving soap.



The New English; Seemore Family

Acquaint yourselves with The Seemores, a family of English fine bone china figures. Standing at 7″ tall, and like a typical family (well, almost), they’re all different; Barry is rather plain, Kevin reminds us a little of the Harry Enfield character with the same name, and mum looks a little flustered. There’s plenty more too with Santa providing a distinctly Christmassy feel.

The New English

Stuff Crush; 4.12.12


Folklore; Trash Me Lamp

Eco-friendly, practical and pleasing to the eye, the Trash Me Lamp by Victor Vetterlein, does as it says on the tin. Whilst ideal for lighting up your workspace – made from paper pulp – if in the future you no longer have a need for it, it can be dissembled, recycled back to trash – then re-imagined.



Blurb; Bespoke Notebooks

Better known for helping you to create your own books, Blurb have teamed up with a group of illustrators – Kelly Walton, Damien Weighill and Rhys Owens – to produce stylish bespoke A5 notebooks. Delightfully made, each 100-page notepad contains one side lined and one side of plain paper.



Confessions of a Design Geek; Interviews

It’s just over a year since our very own Katie Treggiden launched her first book Interviews (check our original feature to see inside), but as another year of “what to buy the design geek who has everything” comes upon us, we thought it’d make a fitting addition to our holiday gift guide. Make sure it’s on your list!

Confessions of a Design Geek

Stuff Crush; 4.12.12


Written Records; Vinyl Postcards

Transforming the conventional into unconventional, Vinyl Postcards look like an ordinary postcard (albeit a typographic beauty of one), but are far from. Embedded with classic tunes, simply pop them onto your turntable (you’ve got one, right?) and listen away. The first collection – by Written Records and available at Rough Trade – includes the likes of Al Green, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jean Knight and Bill Withers. And, in a quest to continue to boost the rebirth of vinyl record sales, more are planned for the near future.

Rough Trade


TRIWA; Chevron Lomin

Based on their Lomin watch, TRIWA have designed the beautiful Chevron Lomin inspired by Swedish parquet floors. Beautifully constructed, the dial – set between stunning vegetable tanned leather – features a repeated chevron pattern which only serves to further compliment the colour and tones of the watch. Autumnal in appearance, this really is a impressive piece of wrist candy.



Lifts & Bounds; Mountain Prints

Minimalist prints from Lifts & Bounds hark to the ski mountains of North America – think Aspen, Whistler, Squaw Valley and Taos – on a made to order basis. All you need to do is choose the colour tone you desire, then watch how your picture is transformed into a ski trail sketch, complete with the mountain’s elevation and geographic coordinates.

Lifts & Bounds