CRAVE’S November Top Ten

We’ve rounded up our top ten must haves for the month of November.

1. Wine wind light by Side by Side from BoxPark – £25

One of those beautiful objects that draws it’s appeal from the honesty of the materials which make up its sum of parts. This is made from a recycled wine bottle and solid oak, and comes packaged beautifully too, in case you weren’t already sold.

 

2. Mabel Coat by Shrimps – £595.00 

Wherever you stand on the debate, faux is all the rage at the moment, delivering more colour punch than it’s real counterpart. This fun pink and orange number from cult brand Shrimps is a firm favourite with almost everyone but guaranteed to make you the only person people notice entering the room.

 

3. Finding Vivian Maier from Amazon – £11.89 

This was a movie we missed out on seeing in the cinema, and now it’s finally available on DVD. This documentary of the discovery of Vivian Maier’s extraordinary collection of over 100,000 photographs is both gripping and moving. Taking an entire lifetime to amass, but having spent her life as a nanny and never revealing to anyone her passion for the medium, the collection reveals not only an surprising talent but a remarkable eye for capturing people from all walks of life.

 

4. Propercorn Sweet Ginger and Orange Popcorn from Waitrose and ocado – from RRP £0.90 

We’re big fans of snacking here in the CRAVE office, and we love nothing more than popcorn. Propercorn has been on our radar a while, and having tried all five of their previous flavours (we could never decide between coconut & vanilla and fiery worcester sauce & sundried tomato) we can’t wait to try their recent offering of seasonal sweet ginger & orange. The range is exclusive to Waitrose and ocado where you can buy big sharing bags, or perfectly sized single servings you don’t have to tell anyone about!

 

5. ellesse Padded Coat from ASOS – £48 

ellesse was one of those 90s brands we used to wear as kids. And maybe for that reason we still have a bit of a soft spot for it. For those of you like us, the good news is that ellesse are back! Launching a heritage streetwear range exclusively with ASOS, one of the standout pieces is this 90s throwback puffa jacket in snow white, just in time for the colder weather.

 

6. Mojave Ghost, 100ml eau de parfum by Byredo – £130 

Byredo are the sort of luxury independent perfumer you may not have come across if you’re used to buying your fragrances solely from Terminal 3’s duty free collection. But they are worth knowing! Byredo is a Stockholm based fragrance house founded in 2006 by Ben Gorham, a native Swede born to an Indian mother and Canadian father. So far, so interesting. Graduating from the Stockholm art school with a degree in Fine Arts a chance meeting changed everything. With the help of renowned perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette, who create all the composition, Byredo is now well known among the fashion community and well liked by the likes of French Vogue, ELLE, and V Magazine to name a few.

 

7. Ski Jumping Rabbit Mug by Hammade.com  – £12.50

Ok, we confess to already owning one of these mugs… the superhero bunny one to be exact. We think of it as Beatrix Potter for grown ups. Hammade do an adorable range of wares with silhouetted adventurers of the long eared variety embarking on everything from graffiti to diving, and we defy you not to be won over.

 

8. Unisex Blue Marine Tiger Sweatshirt by Kenzo – €195 

As records go, this November has so far been far from the coldest. In fact, it barely feels like winter at all. Which has got us thinking about global warming and the environment. Luckily, Kenzo has launched a Limited edition unisex tiger sweatshirt to support their partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation, who’s aim is to protect and preserve the world’s oceans. We’re big fans of the graphic aesthetic of Kenzo’s collections and now we feel even more warm and fuzzy about spending *ahem* investing our hard earned cash in their collectible sweatshirts.

 

9. Wild and Wolf Yellow Old Gold Trim Phone from Liberty – £45.00

We love a mid-century retro touch to anything, and this has it in spades. Given it’s clean lines, it’ll sit effortlessly no matter the style of your interior and with it’s updated push button dialling you’ll have all the style of a vintage design classic with none of the inconvenience.

 

10. TASCHEN 20TH Century Photography from BoxPark – £12.99

Personally, we think one can never have too many coffee table books. This is another perfect case in point of a book you won’t be able to resist flicking through. The L. Fritz Gruber collection of photography, from which this book is drawn, was housed in Cologne’s Museum Ludwig, one of the first museums to dedicate a substantial section to the art.