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.

brass containers

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these handmade brass pieces are the result of a collaboration between award-winning korean artisan kim soo-young and designer gio kisang. the production of these beautifully minimal forms is showcased in this short film entitled ‘memories of an artisan’ by german cinematographer nils clauss.

bic cristal sylus

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there are more and more stylus’ available for touchscreen devices, from very minimally designed marker-style ones to high-end professional models. adobe’s ink and slide has some interesting features but costs $200(!). one company i was surprised to see with a design on the market was bic, better known for their cheap biro pens. the cristal stylus is a 2-in-1 pen with a standard nib at one end and a capacitive stylus at the other, and only cost a couple of pounds each!

buoy fleet

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i really like the wooden models from papafoxtrot, from the model ships designed a few years ago to the more recent space series, i think they look great. the latest is a set of model buoys with interchangeable parts. they all measure about 16cm in height, and are made from painted and natural timber. available individually or as a set of four from papafoxtrot.

runcible

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really nice collection of wooden utensils by mathias hahn. the ‘runcible’ collection, made from solid maple, includes a spoon/scoop, a spatula, cutting board, serving boards and a bowl and grinder.

snap glasses

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these glasses by japanese studio nendo are made from a light polycarbonate resin that can flex and twist, with a detail on the bridge to allow the arms to hold securely in place. the glasses are available exclusively from seibu department stores.

nyc bike

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biomega’s latest design by kibisi is the nyc bike. the design is based on the innovative copenhagen bike, re-engineered to make commuting safer and more comfortable. the ‘cph’ featured a drive shaft instead of a standard chain, while the nyc opts for the slightly more conventional belt drive, something i’ve been keen to try out since moulton released the tsr2.

the nyc features gear and brake cables routed through the frame, with front and rear disc brakes and a choice between 2 speed and 8 speed hub gears. another interesting feature is the built in front mudguard on the downtube; i’d love to see if this actually works. the front fork is also treated with glow-in-the-dark paint, absorbing light during the day and giving some additional visibility at night.

kaymet trays

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kaymet have been producing aluminium trays, trolleys and hotplates in bermondsey since the 1950s. it seems like the company are having a bit of a brand refresh, similar to falcon enamelware a couple of years ago, and their products are gaining new recognition. the website, which is still being updated, has been given a much needed modern look and the product range has been carefully edited and tweaked. you can still visit the old one, which is packed with facts about their products.

i saw these trays in utility in brighton recently and was really impressed by the material and build quality. they’re available in 14″ and 18″ sizes for £65 and £85 respectively.

thirty lamp

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the thirty lamp, designed by samuel wilkinson for zero, is a wall mounted light that can rotate through 360 degrees. the shade is angled at thirty degrees from the surface, meaning it can be directed but still gives good general light. while the function is quite technical, the soft, minimal form means it would not look out of place in a domestic setting.