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Kuji Shop guide to the Top Ten Summer Essentials
No doubt you will all have heard the news by now, that the much-loved Kuji Shop will be closing the doors to its Ecclesall Road establishment in a few weeks time.
However…cheer up everyone! Although it’ll be sad to say goodbye, there’s no reason to feel too down in the dumps. You know what people always say – ‘one door closes, and another opens’, and it’s true! The sun is still shining, and things are really hotting up over at the Kuji Shop online boutique, where exciting plans for expansion are in full swing, just in time for summer.
So, we thought it’d be only right to celebrate both the beginning of summer and the start of a brand new future, with the Kuji Shop Guide to the Top Ten Summer Essentials!
We’ll get things started with some cool stuff for the boys, all available to order online now. Oh, and don’t forget, if you subscribe when you visit, you’ll get 10% off your next order.
KR3W Tanks are awesome summer wear. Woven from 100% cotton, and featuring a fine heather stripe, they are not only lightweight but also excellent at absorbing moisture. Great for keeping cool on the hottest of days.
Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large, XL. All priced at £37.50 each.
KR3W is an American skate company, renowned for high quality materials and durability. Left to right: Dade Tank/Black, Dade Tank/Red, Dade Tank/Grey, Hill Tank/Blue
Look at this camera, who wouldn’t want to have some summer frivolity with a ‘toy’ like this? The Blackbird, Fly! TLR Camera in hot orange, will bring an extra dimension of fun to your holiday snaps. Or, take it to the park at the weekend to capture some laid-back fun in the sun with your mates.
The Blackbird is a twin-lens reflex (TLR) meaning there are two lenses – one reflex view finder and one photographic. Styled to look like a vintage twin reflex camera and shooting on 35mm film, you will get a cool square print. The camera comes with: lens cap, camera strap, lens cap strap, 24×24 mask frame, 24 x 36 mask frame, manual and warranty card.
By Superheadz Cameras. Priced at £89.00, the Blackbird is also available in blue and white.
This t-shirt, by TeeBag Designs, is all about the kaleidoscopic, the geometric, the bold – and the birds! Stuff you know you love. Available in Small, Medium and Large, there’s one to fit you all!
The canary design has been produced specifically for TeaBag designs who would like to encourage you all to strive for individuality, to wear a statement, and support creativity. If you think you can do that, why not grab one of these for £19.99 and wear it all summer long?
Summer is a time for reflection, celebration and looking to the future. So why not jot down all your hopes and plans, on a notebook made of plans?! It’s such a great combination, that they’ve just got to work out right!
The book has a soft cover with pages made from rescued plans and architectural drawings. Designed by Sukie and priced at £24.00
It doesn’t matter if you can’t actually play the guitar. Nothing can stop you owning this guitar wallet. Take it to the pub, take it to a festival, take it on holiday.
It’s unique, because each one has been made from rescued off-cuts of leather and hand painted. Colours may vary, but the guitar remains the same. Cards on one side, coins and notes the other. What more do you need than that?
Designed by Stabo. Sized at approx 17 x 11.5cm. Priced at £14.50
A stunning illustration by Manchester-based artist, Canhoto.
You deserve this print of an awesome piece of work, titled ‘Circles’. Made up of layers and textures bound by strong circular shapes, it’s truly mesmerising. Put it on your office wall where you can stare at it intently as you drift off into a summer daze. Or, you could hang it in your front room like a normal person, and admire it from your settee. It’s a fine piece of art, that’s for sure.
Prints are A3 in size and priced at £29.99. Contact Kuji Shop direct if A3 is not your thing.
A summer staple – the short sleeved shirt. These Robinson shirts by KR3W are made from a 100% cotton yarn-dye poplin gingham. They feature a left breast button pocket, and a button down front.
Available in light grey or navy, and priced at £39.99 each. Shirts are slim-fitting and come in sizes: Small, Medium, Large. Left: Robinson shirt/light grey. Right: Robinson shirt/blue.
If you’re into Lomography, then this book is the perfect accompaniment to your summer. Designed by Staple and published by Lomography, this 384-page hardcover edition details the philosophy and story of the Colorsplash Chakra project.
Over 2000 amazing images collected from a pool of 107 super-talented Lomographers from all over the globe – sorted by colours and Coloursplash Chakra themes. Truly inspiring!
Published by Lomography. Priced at £15.00
9. Laptop bag
If you’re lugging your laptop around with you this summer, you’ll want to keep looking fresh and unflustered while you’re on the go. Something simple, stylish and reliable is what you need – something like a fully customisable computer bag, in super-cool khaki green.
Unit Portables have designed just that. Unit 01 is the main body of the bag, which is sturdy and well designed, featuring sewn in padded laptop sleeves that will fit 13″ or 15″ laptops. Units 02/03 are attachable add-ons for the inside or outside of Unit 1, and come included. These additional pockets are designed to carry your cables and accessories.
A Scandinavian design which is both simple and unique, the bag can be carried by hand or over the shoulder thanks to the built in handle. When using the shoulder strap, the top third of the bag folds over, giving you a cool, not to mention practical shoulder bag. Keep safe out there, and keep your stuff safe!
Outside measures: 58 x 36cm, computer sleeve measures: 30 x 40cm/33 x 44cm. Weight:600g
Made by Unit Portables and priced at £59.99. Also available in Black, Beige and Blue.
Everyone needs trunks in the summer. Even if you think you won’t, you will. So you might as well get yourself some good ones, like the KR3W Connor trunks, available in red, blue or black. They’re available in waist sizes: 26, 28, 30 and 32, and frankly we reckon they go perfectly with the KR3W Dade tanks.
So that’s it! Our Top 10 Summer Essentials. You can thank us later. What do you think? Let us know in the comments…