KUKULA 2021 Gift Guide

The Home 

 

1) Patterened Glass Vase- H&M £24.99 

Vase in patterned glass. Height 30 cm. Diameter 21 cm

 

2) Aroma Diffuser- Muji £59.99 

The Aroma Diffuser uses ultrasonic waves to vaporise water and the essential oil* in the tank to produce a cool, dry, fragrant mist.

 

 

3) Marble Table Lamp- H&M £24.99

Marble table lamp with a fabric-covered cord. Height approx. 11 cm, diameter 10 cm. Cord length 160 cm. Weight 1.5 kg. 

 

 

4) Pilo No.2 Fabric Shaver - Charcoal- Steamery £50 

 

Representing the ideal balance between function and esthetics. Pilo No.2 Fabric Shaver is gentle yet effective and removes lint and pilling from all kinds of materials. With 6 precision razor blades and a large shaving area, Pilo No.2 Fabric Shaver is stronger and more efficient than other fabric shavers on the market.

 

5) Jasper Stone Bowl, Blue- Soho Home £295 

Made using Jasper stone sourced from West Java in Indonesia, this decorative bowl is entirely unique with natural flecks of blue tones to reference the earthy decor at Soho Roc House. Raw edges and hand carvings provide an organic touch, making it a statement accessory for any bookshelf, mantelpiece or side table.

 

6) Collier Tumbler, Set of Four - Soho Home £63 

 

 

7) Josephine Towel in Shea Butter- ShopBaina £36 

 

8) Gourmet Kiru Knife Set- Procook.co.uk £79 

 

9) 002 Lavender and Chamomile & 003 Peach and Grapefruit-KUKULA £20.00

 

 

 

The Self 

 

 

9) Ganni recycled wool fringe scarf- £115

 

 

 

 

10) Patogina Classic retro fleece Jacket £180 (For him) 

 

 

11) Stainless Steel Card Holder- Trendhim £19 (For him)

 

12) Vanile Fetal- Tom Ford £178 (For Her) 

 

13) Gucci Guilty- FeelUnique £54.87 (For Him)

 

14) Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme- All beauty £26.95 (For him)

15) Givenchy L'Interdit Eau de Parfum 35ml - Boots £43.35 (For her)

16) Cambridge Audio Melomania Wireless Earbuds- Amazon £89.95

 

For the mind 

 

17) Palette by Funmi Fetto- Blackwells £16.99 

 

The idea for Palette came to Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor Funmi Fetto after years of being asked by friends, family and strangers on the street for advice on products suitable for women of colour, who often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage. 

Following on from her career in journalism where she has extended the beauty conversation in publications such as the Observer - for whom she writes a weekly column - and written in an honest, elegant and engaging style, Fetto covers all the hair, skincare, makeup and body products available today which really work for women of color.

 

 

 

18) Minimum by John Pawson- Ebay $132.40

 

A unique book that presents a wide range of images embodying the idea of reduction to a minimum to achieve clarity and simplicity, an idea which has pervaded in the conception and design of objects and buildings for millennia. The book both embodies and presents a sequence of ideas that have influenced John Pawson and other artists in their search for simplicity.

 

 

 

 

 19) Design of the 20th Century (Bibliotheca Universalis) - £12.19

Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation.From furniture to graphics, it's all here-the work of artists who have shaped and re-created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names-Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few.This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense.

 

 

 

20) The Finance Curse by Nicholas Shaxson- WHSmith £12.19 

In this deeply researched cri de coeur, British journalist Shaxson (Treasure Islands) equates the “resource curse” that impoverishes such mineral-rich countries as Angola with the “finance curse” currently afflicting Western economies that are too dependent on their financial sectors. Focusing on England and the U.S., Shaxson argues that the curse is to blame for rising inequality, shuttered public services, slower economic growth, and “the hollowing out of small towns and small businesses.” He locates the seeds of the problem in the economic theories of Friedrich Hayek and the Chicago School, the surge in offshore tax havens from the 1950s through the 1980s, and lax antimonopoly laws that have helped to create “gargantuan” tech companies including Facebook and Google.

 

21) Stone by William Hall- Amazon £22.29 

Featuring more than 170 structures, from prehistory through to today, the book includes an incredible range of buildings: awe-inspiring Neolithic monuments and the epic Pyramids of Giza feature alongside the work of twentieth-century icons, from Mies van der Rohe's seminal Barcelona Pavilion to Marcel Breuer's daring Met building in New York.

 

22) How to make the world add up by Tim Harford- Amazon £5.79 

In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC’s radio show ‘More or Less’ to take us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers so rewarding. Through vivid storytelling he reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism. It is a must-read for anyone who cares about understanding the world around them.

 

23) Carlo Scarpa- Blackwells £33.43 

The work of Carlo Scarpa challenged, and continues to challenge, accepted notions of modern architecture. While several books have been published on his work, none has approached the breadth and depth of this classic monograph by Robert McCarter, who is celebrated for his meticulously researched, experientially based, and jargon-free accounts of key figures in modern architecture. This book is the definitive study of Scarpa's many accomplishments, including such works at the Canova Museum, the Castelvecchio Museum, and the Brion Cemetery, among others.

 

24) Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney- £14.99 

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

 

25) The Design Book- Waterstones £14.95 

Take an extraordinary journey through objects from the last 500 years that have improved our environments and functionality, and shaped society and culture. With an image for each object featured and descriptive text including information about the product itself, its designer, manufacturer, and history,The Design Book includes iconic pieces by such masters as Le Corbusier, Philippe Starck, and the Eames, alongside classic objects such as the paper clip, the hurricane lantern, and the martini glass.

 

 

26) Humans a brief history of how we fucked it all up-Waterstones £9.99

 

In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f*ck things up.