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Stuff Crush; 22.1.13

our weekly roundup of desirable wares...

Stuff Crush; 22.1.13
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Fashion, art, interiors, gadgets and so much more; Stuff Crush is our weekly address of objects we lust…

Here we are again, another week gone and what can we show for it? Another roundup of all things STUFF – that’s what! We’ve been scouring the globe for the latest interiors, fashion accessories, art prints and Ostrich Pillows. Yes, we said Ostrich Pillows. Ladies and gentlemen, time once more to present the stuff we been a’crushin’…

Stuff Crush; 22.1.13


Duffy London; The UP Coffee Table

Limited to just 20 editions, The UP Coffee Table works with the illusion of levitation, giving the impression that a piece of glass is being suspended by small balloons. Designed by Christopher Duffy and hand made in the UK, the table – which took four years from concept to design – takes classic design and gives it a whole dose of youthful irreverence. Just watch out for the stowaway Scout.

Photography: Tom Oxley

Duffy London


Kawamura-Ganjavian x Studio Banana Things; Ostrich Pillow™

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Ostrich Pillow™ created by Kawamura-Ganjavian in collaboration with Studio Banana Things, will allow weary travellers the opportunity for rest any time, any place, by providing the user with a personal ‘hub’, giving the opportunity for the ultimate in private ‘napping’ experience. I think we could see a lot of Tellytubby-esque characters hanging around airports very soon…

Studio Banana Things


Kvadrat; Ready Made Curtain

In a simple yet novel approach for consumers to introduce high quality curtains to their home, Kvadrat and designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have come together to create the Ready Made Curtain. Continually refined until the absolute minimum required material and skill were achieved, the curtain is designed to allow installation in record time, is straight forward and the hanging cord – a replacement for the traditional curtain pole – enables it to fit any window. Comes complete with a hanging cord, wall fixings, pegs, and a selection of Kvadrat textiles


Stuff Crush; 22.1.13


Capolinea Design; TONDA

Made from eco-friendly materials, the TONDA armchair by Capolinea Design is made in Italy with sustainability in mind. Putting his own spin on the original chair, New York based Italian artist Alessandro Zuek Simonetti has teamed up with Capolinea, printing four differing images onto the armchair around the subjects of Pigeon, Skull, Wonderwheel and Building; giving the design an edgy twist.

Capolinea Design


Dorothy; The Colour of Popular Music and Song

The two latest litho prints from Dorothy are musically inspired to say the least. Featuring coloured wheels which correspond to the names of bands and songs with that particular colour in their title, the former includes 154 bands and artists – think The White Stripes and Red Hot Chilli Peppers – whilst the latter is made up of 576 song titles, such as Purple Rain and Fools Gold. Another fine piece of nostalgic gameplay infused art from the lovely Manchester-based studio.



Auter; Jewellery Collection

Auter is a new company providing a platform for a host of Mexican designers to showcase their work. Each product seems to be influenced by the designers field of expertise – be it industrial, costume and jewellery design or architectural design – and we approve of the mix of talent and original pieces…


Stuff Crush; 22.1.13


Rest; Platillos Volantes

Platillos Volantes or ‘Flying Saucers’ is the debut collection from Brighton-based designers Rest. Comprising of four easy-to-fit, hand-spun aluminium lampshades – which vary in size and price – each one is individually masked and wet-sprayed, in turn allowing the delicate spinning lines to show through.



Phil Cuttance; FACETURE Vase

Made by casting a water-based resin into a handmade mould before manipulating by hand to create a unique object, FACETURE Vase by Phil Cuttance – who’s been shortlisted in the Product Design Category for the Design of Year Awards 2013 – is now available from the new online platform Dsigndot; in red, blue or white, each colour being limited to only 100 pieces.

Phil Cuttance


Grange; Louis XV Bombe Chest

Having just presented this at Maison & Objet, we must admit we’re rather smitten by the regal yet ramshackle Louis XV Bombe Chest; part of the Exceptions range from French company Grange. Its curved lines and precise finishes make this chic piece a timeless and stylish beauty.