June is the month of our dear Dads, and to reward him for his hard work for providing for the family let’s give him some fun, quirky gifts to enjoy.
Being a man needs some manly games, guns included. No need to worry about licenses and legalities with this gun though, seeing as all it needs is water.
Wait, there’s more! Water guns are no fun without the bull’s eye, and in this game of water wars, the bull’s eye rests on you. Try to beat your dad in his own game.
Set comes with a pair of water guns and matching target vests. Water not included.
Even men hate fingerprints on their well-earned gadgets. What with the touchscreen technology on the steady rise and reign, our fingers will be working more in the future.
Give his touchscreen gadgets and his pointer a favor with a pencil stylus – it will do all the pointing and touching like a real finger…without leaving finger marks.
Men love them style…in manly fashion. Retire the boring hooks and coat hangers, bring in the macho accessories for our macho man!
Polished chrome steel adds a chic update to an equally well-loved coat, and these darts look equally as stylish without any coats or hats on. I say it’s a win-win for your wall and your padre de famiglia.
Men need more than just a drink, they want fun. Grant your Dad some fun without having to go out of the house. Have it right under his shot glass with these multi-functional and multi-fun drink mats.
These 85% recycled paper mats contain 30 games to enjoy. If Mom permits, why not join big Daddy in his big games? The drink’s another story though.
Old bones can’t keep up with the pop tunes the kiddies are listening to nowadays. Justin Bieber might be a household name today, but Daddy loves him some good ol’ music from his vinyl collection.
Display his great taste in music with these chic black frames made for vinyl records. No use hiding the records to gather dust, flaunt them and have Dad swingin’ to his own groove any time he wants to.
Time to bring out the gramophone and add a vintage flavor in both style and music in your home.
At one point in our lives we uttered “my Mom’s cooking is the best”, and it is entirely true. No gourmet meal can ever match a hearty meal courtesy of our moms’ hardworking hands…and tastebuds. This Mothers’ Day give her unique or pretty kitchen objects to adorn her household realm. Offering to wash the dishes after meals would also be very much appreciated, we can presume.
Magnetic Spice Container – get rid of the conventional salt-and-pepper-shaker style condiment container. Show your spices of pride in this polished attention-grabber. AU$140.00
Fruit Loop – it’s all about sparkling steel nowadays. “Steel” her heart away in this chromed steel fruit “basket” worthy of being a sculptural piece in itself. AU$69.95
The Teapot of Life – if the fountain of youth was real then it should definitely be kept in this appropriately named teapot of life, for more refreshing years ahead. AU$39.95
Tangerine Trivetz – keep the plates in place in style and color. Along with the fruit loop, your dining table will look like a museum of utilitarian art pieces. Not bad at all. AU$19.95
Tapestry Serving Spoons – these floral servers add a pop of color and pattern to the table. No more boring utensils, liven up the dining experience with this pair. AU$19.95
Four Seasons Plates – the plates of all seasons! No more worrying about matching your plates with the weather. And the intricate prints on this set of 4 is just amazing, all thanks to Rob Ryan. AU$59.95
Our animal loving friends are fascinating people, and they deserve an equally fascinating set of gifts. Shop Until has these cute home and practical pieces that are made just for our fur-fancying friends. Nerdy as they may seem, these items are also great conversational pieces in your own home. You don’t have to constantly watch Animal Planet to pull off these!
DOG Fetch My Keys AU$9.95 No dog to look for his lost keys? Suck UK’s doggie keyring can lead him to his keys with just a whistle, and the dog’s nose’s consequent flashing.
CAT Cat Scratch AU$29.95 Help him save his furniture by giving him this foldable Cat Scratch. This turntable will keep his cat occupied in scratching the disc like a DJ, and his leather seats safe from harm.
DUCK Quack Tape Dispenser AU$29.95 Suck UK presents a fun way to keep his duct tape in order…with a duck dispenser! Can also hold other kinds of ducks- er, tapes.
PIG The Pig of Happiness Pencil Case AU$14.95 Illustrated by Edward Monkton and measuring 20cm x 10cm, this pencil case will keep his squid inks oink-ganized.
PORCUPINE Pick Ur Pine AU$24.95 This spiny mammal from Suck UK can hold up to 29 toothpicks, so he won’t have to pluck a stick from a real porcupine.
If you’re a fan of the bento box, then you will love Black+Blum’s new LUNCH POT. It’s very much like the traditional bento, except that this one goes vertical.
The two stackable pots are interlocking and reversible. You can separate your soup away from the meat with the two compartments. Even so, Lunch Pot’s size don’t take up much space whether you decide to carry it using its strap or put it in your bag. When the meal’s over, the smaller compartment fits into the bigger one, making it more portable and easy to keep.
The Lunch Pot is available in Black, Lime, and Orange for AU$39.95. The set comes with two compartments, a carry strap with a utensil holder, and a spork. Now you don’t have to buy sandwiches and taste every one on McDonald’s menu. Make your own food, eat the food you love, and save more money.
Laptops also go to sleep. They even hibernate! For an equally stylish you, give your beloved gadgets a pair of their own pyjamas when they sleep – or rather, give them PIJAMA’s!
PIJAMA is an Italian case maker offering handmade sleeves for gadgets such as cameras, iPhones, laptops, and iPads. With classic patterns such as herringbone and plaid as prints, Pijamas embody the classic European fashion even in the world of technology.
These Milan-crafted sleeves are made of anti-scratch and impact resistant neoprene material with velcro for closure. Soft to the touch and easy to carry, Pijama’s sleeves show no garish prints nor imposing logos. Everything is set in simplicity and functionality – now that’s chic!
Forget bulky and obvious laptop bags and boring cases. With gadgets getting thinner, lighter, and sleeker, a fashionable sleeve is best on the runway of everyday life. Comfort and style don’t only apply on clothes, Pijama sleeves have it as well. So the next time your gadget goes to sleep, give it a Pijama.
Winter is on its way. We all know it’s a lot better to stay in bed during the cold months, but it would cost you your job/studies/tasks. Fight off the drowsy cold with your new bestfriend TOCKY!
TOCKY rolls off your table and lets you chase it when the alarm takes off. It is an upgrade from Clocky of 2006; Both Tocky and Clocky were created by Nanda Home. While Clocky has huge wheels, Clocky only has little “feet” to stand on, but its body is spherical to allow it to roll you awake.
Tocky features a touchscreen interface for time adjustment. You can also change its appearance according to your mood or taste with its changeable skins. The usual ring of alarm not effective? Tocky can, fortunately, record sounds and mp3′s which you can use as an alarm. How cool is that? Try recording your baby’s tantrums and you’re sure to get up.
Robert Ryan is an artist living in London, UK. He is well-known for his intricate papercutting and screenprinting designs. His delicate works are translated into tiles, books, tea towels, buntings, bags, etc. and are available in his etsy shop. SHOP UNTIL has recently stocked on Rob Ryan’s beautiful crafts. Hooray!
Rob Ryan mugs will make your morning coffee more interesting than usual. Printed on white ceramic mugs, his works standout in bright and happy colors. All are dishwasher safe and comes in equally interesting boxes with Ryan’s signature paper cut logo.
The Listen to the World Mug is a cute work of apple green and black. You would end up chirrupy and chatty every time you have a drink using the mug. Retails at $19.95.
Believe In People speaks of openmindedness and trust towards oneself and others. The beautiful combination of bright orange and periwinkle blue makes for a soft touch to the mug. You can imagine the blue skies over your head. Retails at $19.95.
For the inseparable couples, His and Hers Mugs have designs in cerulean and red – one side bearing the sentence “All of these words are worth less than the breath used to say them if we cannot be together”, which can only be formed if placed side-by-side. The other side has the cutout heart of the couple. Mugs are sold together at $39.95.
This Rob Ryan Bunting is made out of unbleached cotton of 16 pennants featuring four colorful designs. No more tacky animal-printed buntings common to everyone, this chic bunch adds a whimsical twist to any party. The bunting is over 4 meters long and comes in a signature drawstring bag. Retails at $49.95.
For the writer, there are Rob Ryan Notebooks in A5 and A6. For that spur of the moment inspiration, or when you just feel like pouring your heart out on a piece of paper, these notebooks are great journals. Give these as a gift or for yourself. These notebooks come in hardback covers, illustrated by Rob Ryan. To make these journals even more personal, a space is alotted for your name on the front cover and spine.
A5 notebook in pink only. $19.95.
A6 notebook in bright blue only. $14.95.
SHOP UNTIL have adorable Scrabble stuff on their racks.
Those mugs with Scrabble letters are up for $14.95 each. All 26 letters of the alphabet are available, so if you’re that nerdy try to complete your name with these crisp geeky Scrabble mugs. These are also perfect gifts for your fellow Scrabble-freaks.
If you want a Scrabble-laden mug yet doesn’t want to buy a handful of the Scrabble mugs just to complete the alphabet, this mug is certainly made for you. The Scrabble Alphabet Mug is made of ceramic and retails at $16.95. It looks like the whole Scrabble board was plastered on the surface.
Yes, more Scrabble goodies for Scrabble freaks. From left to right, upper row first:
Scrabble Tea Towel made of 100% cotton, it’s like the soft, fluffy version of the Scrabble board. You can probably use it as an alternative game board if you still have a complete set of the alphabet pieces. Price: $19.95
Scrabble Fridge Magnets to spruce up a plain fridge door. This pack contains over 100 magnetic Scrabble tiles, you can play the game on your refrigerator. Price: $14.95
Scrabble Notebook to scribble in anywhere you go. This square notebook has lined pages and an elastic closure, ideal for a journal. Price: $24.95
Scrabble Pencils in Tin contains 12 pencils with eraser, which are break-resistant. This set is best used of course with the Scrabble Notebook, for that truly devoted Scrabble geek feel. Price: $14.95
Placemats aren’t the top things today, but any savvy mom who loves her dining room would love to have these placemats on her table.
These simple yet beautiful placemats by Modern Twist is one set of their handful of chic table mats. Modern Twist infused art to an everyday object to produce this minimalist yet stylish placemats. These are made from hand silks-creened food grade silicon, and has an easy-to-clean surface. The mat itself is semi-transparent so as to make an impression of mat-less dining.
Simple as it is, the design will enhance your otherwise plain tabletop into a blossoming work of dining art. With graphics that say “modern” and “chic”, these can be fit for a special party of wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Children’s books have always had its charm. Their plots and dialogues might be simple and predictable, but their illustrations just never fail to entice and tickle the imagination! It’s creativity at its finest!
BUGS IN A BLANKET is a children’s book created by Italian author/illustrator Beatrice Alemagna. She has written her first picture book at age 8 and has since published over 20 books. Her illustration techniques range from pencil and paint to collages and embroidery – such as this book, which uses wool and fabrics for its pictures.
Bugs in a Blanket is about a group of bugs who live in a blanket on the old bed at the end of the garden who are meeting for the first time. They have each been living in their own holes until Little Fat Bug invites them to his birthday party. They soon discover that each one is different. Why are you as yellow as a banana? Why are your legs so long?
The story instills a lesson on difference, uniqueness, and acceptance.
Get your own copy of this unique handcrafted book for AU$16.95.