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13 April, 2011

Usefulness in Small Things

At Labour and Wait we believe in form, function and affordability. Everyday jobs and tasks can be completed with ease and enjoyment - pleasure, even - if only the right tools are used.

The joys of simple, effective and affordable design are explored in Kim Colin and Sam Hecht’s new book ‘Usefulness in Small Things’. A collection of items from small local shops around the world, brought together through the theme of 'Under a Fiver’, the book is an examination of function and design, and of the relationship between object and user.

As well as contributing a foreword to the book, Paul Smith is also hosting an exhibition to celebrate the launch, timed to coincide with the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are very pleased to have been able to supply some useful items of our own for this exhibition.

Small Ostrich Feather Dusters

Monkey’s Fist Rope Doorstop

Portuguese 'Couto’ Toothpaste, Vaseline and Handcream, Enamel Soapdish, and Zambuck Herbal Balm.

“Usefulness in Small Things” is on display at Paul Smith Milan, Palazzo Gallarati Scotti,
Via Manzoni 30, from the 11th April.

For more information on Paul Smith, check out his blog.

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