grip candlesticks & groove trivets

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some nice new additions in muuto’s autumn range of homewares and furniture. my favourites are the ‘grip’ candlesticks by jens fager and the ‘groove’ trivets by hallgeir homstvedt.

rotary trays

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a new addition for vitra are the rotary trays by jasper morrison. comprised of two tiers, the top level rotates around the offset stand.

topo designs

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last week i came across topo designs, a colorado based company that started out making bags but now produce a wide range of luggage, apparel and accessories. particular favourites are the ‘light daypack’ and ‘field bag’, what i really like is that products are available not only in bright colour combinations but all-black versions too, suitable for anyone’s aesthetic. see the whole range on their website.

klean kanteen

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i’m a big fan of reusable bottles, and there are plenty of nice options out there. klean kanteen bottles are made of stainless steel (as opposed to the aluminium favourites), which is toxin free and doesn’t retain or impart flavours. they come in a really nice range of bold colours and in a variety of volumes too. there are also a range of caps, with the classic plastic loop, an all steel version, and sports versions too. i like how the thread is clearly visible in the neck of the bottle, a really nice detail.

Mesh

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patricia urquiola’s recent collection for kettal use a mixture of expanded mesh and timber planes. the sofa and coffee table have soft curves and edges, giving a more domestic feel to a material more commonly associated with architectural applications.

goTenna

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the goTenna is a device that allows you to connect directly with others even when there is no connectivity. it communicates wirelessly with your smartphone without the need of cell service or wifi signal. range depends on your terrain and elevation, but you can get a pretty good idea on the ‘how it works‘ page, which also gives some more info on the technology.

it seems like it’d be a pretty useful gadget for many situations, whether you’re out hiking in the wilderness or at a festival with no phone signal. i really like the design, simple but rugged looking, and the software looks good too. the lanyard, available in four colours, allows you to easily clip and unclip the device to bags or clothing. they will be sold in pairs for $299, but are available for a limited time as a pre-order for $149 for two.

brass peanut lighter

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new from best made co, the brass peanut lighter is made from solid brass with a japanese brass clip to secure it to your keyring or lanyard. a nice, minimal lighter perfect for camping trips, it has a screwdown top to keep it dry and can be easily refilled with lighter fluid.

branca stool

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industrial facility have added a stool to their branca family for mattiazzi. like the chair it’s a soft, minimal form, manufactured through a combination of cnc cutting and hand finishing, with a powder coated metal footrest.

baggu all weather bag

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a new addition from baggu is the all weather bag. made from pvc-free double coated nylon, with welded seams and a water resistant zipper to keep water contained, or keep dry items from getting wet. available in three colours from baggu.

sophie smallhorn at galerie wenger

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i am a big fan of sophie smallhorn’s work, and her recent exhibition at galerie wenger is no exception. lovely combinations of shape and colour.