Here's a gift that ticks a multitude of boxes. These Eames 'Numbers' Pencils are beautiful, useful and affordable – the perfect stocking filler for the design conscious.
The pencil tube is part of the Eames House of Cards range by Whitbread Wilkinson which features items inspired by the original 1952 deck of cards created by Charles and Ray Eames. The box is made from recycled kraft paper and features a numerical design – perfect for mathematicians or economists. It contains 12 pencils; 6 graphite and 6 wax-based colour and costs a very reasonable £6.
You can buy it online from Whitbread Wilkinson here.
Though you won't perhaps get the reference at first glance, this new range of mugs uses images from Ray and Charles Eames's House of Cards.
The House of Cards was devised by the couple in 1952 and involves a series of cards that slot together. The images on the cards were taken from their own collections and were intended to be a nostalgic look at the everyday. It's those photographs which have been used to decorate this collection of mugs which are colourful and eye-catching in their own right.
The mug above shows a selection of pills while other designs feature things like cotton reels and crayons. The images were all intended to look good together, so buy a selection and your kitchen shelf will reap the rewards.
The mugs cost £14.10 each.
See the range at Made in Design