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Stuff Crush; 11.12.12

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

Stuff Crush; 11.12.12

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

Along with our very own debut publication, our second Christmas gift guide Stuff Crush special is brimming with tech innovation, retro wonder, foodie delights and a fascinating new use for those old ’90s t-shirts you just can’t bring yourself to throw away…

Stuff Crush; 11.12.12

01

We Heart; Create GB Volume 1

Of course, the number one ‘must have’ on our list of recommendations for Christmas gifts: our very own bible of British creativity. Set for official release on 19th December, we’ve got a very special pre-order discount of £5 off the £15 cover price – and (in the UK) we’re guaranteeing Christmas delivery. Read all about it here, then head straight over to our online shop to reserve your copy (and get a sneak peak at our new logo).

We Heart; Create GB Volume 1

02

Lowdi

Something else we’ve already featured – but we couldn’t do a gift guide without pointing you in the direction of this punchy little fella. The fruits of our friend Nalden and his team at Present Plus’ labours, Lowdi is diminutive in size, but not in performance – this stylish little portable, wireless speaker packs a hefty, natural sound and is a snip at just £79.

Lowdi

03

Lomography; Diana Deluxe Kit

Containing a huge assortment of lenses and accessories, the Diana Deluxe Kit enables you to create a variety of analogue images with the world’s first all-plastic medium format and 35mm film camera system – and it’s oodles cheaper than buying all bits and bobs seperately. Easy to use and providing hours of entertainment, forget Instagram – this is a must for the retro-photography enthusiast in your life…

Lomography

Stuff Crush; 11.12.12

04

Belle & Vidére; T-Light

If, like us, you have a drawer full of t-shirts that really aren’t fit for anything yet you can’t seem to part yourself from them, then newbies Belle & Vidére have the answer. They’ll lovingly transform your tee into a bespoke shade, all you need to do is send it to them (difficult, we understand), choose your frame shape and trim, and they’ll take care of the rest – presenting you with your own personal T-Light.

Belle & Vidére

05

Technology Will Save Us; DIY Synth Kit

We featured tech-enthusiasts Technology Will Save Us back in August, and this DIY Synth Kit – from the folk who bill themselves as “haberdashery for technology” – is perfect for the electronic music obsessive in your life. With a little bit of tech-nouse, you can get all Aphex Twin, and start making your own bleeps for just £15 – it won’t be long ’til you’re hooking it up to effects pedals and rusty old Rolands.

Technology Will Save Us

06

Herb Lester Associates; The in-the-know, Christmas gift set

What to buy your friend who’s always jetting of to the next hip and happening location? Why, it’d have to be the in-the-know gift set from Herb Lester Associates. Containing three maps; Berlin, Brooklyn and London, a stylish notepad and pencil (to record goings-on in these places) and luggage tags, is there anything more perfect? We think not…

Herb Lester Associates

Stuff Crush; 11.12.12

07

The Greatest Candle; The Greatest Candle in the World

Set to hit the high street in 2013, The Greatest Candle in the World – which, until then can be bought online – comes both ready made or as a much more engaging DIY version. Simply pop the powder in your microwave with used cooking oil, and BAM, you’ve got your very own home-made candle. The gift sets include a measuring glass and enough powder to create 6 candles, each with 30 hours burning time. Fragrances such as Spice Wood, Fig Milk and Clove & Cinnamon will have the home smelling like Christmas in no time…

The Greatest Candle

08

Jean-Philippe Delhomme; The Unknown Hipster Diaries

You’ll no doubt be aware of The Unknown Hipster, a quick-witted blog by Jean-Philippe Delhomme. If not, his new book – The Unknown Hipster Diaries – is a great way to get acquainted. Featuring his tongue-in-cheek perception of our obsessions with fame and high society, it also includes over 200 fabulous colour illustrations. Get yours from Colette now.

The Unknown Hipster

09

Sous Chef; The Sous Chef Classic Hamper

Bored of the same old same Christmas hamper? Gastronomy web-store Sous Chef have tossed together a host of delightful culinary hampers, aimed at the adventurous cooks out there. Despite having our eyes on all their products, what we’d really like under our tree this year is the Classic Hamper. Filled with goods such as Salish Smoked Salt, Champagne Vinegar and Pink Peppercorns, we could create food magic…

Sous Chef

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