going cray-cray for krukrustudio

krujam

I can’t remember exactly where I spotted this raspberry jam jar bag. But it was love at first sight.

I heard that familiar siren call — look at me, marvel at my beauty, find out who made me.

Well, this delightful piece was created by Lyuba and Max of KruKruStudio out of Moscow, Russia. They teamed up in early 2011 and began selling their wares in local handmade stores before opening their Etsy shop several months later.

krusubmarine

krugroup

krucamera

Their unique collection includes technical objects, musical instruments, animals, books, and geeky/iconic objects made from high quality Spanish felt or genuine leather.

krureel

krur2

kruvw

They first sketch their designs, make models from foam or cardboard, then sew patterns on a conventional sewing machine. It’s quite a feat creating a three dimensional object with enough detail to make it recognizable yet still functional as a handbag or backpack.

kruphonebooth

krkuphonebooth interior

krupiano
I’ve always wanted a purple piano.

kruguitar

krugascan
The gas can comes in many cool colors!

Both Lyuba and Max like to play and experiment; their objective is to create “bright emotions” and lift the spirits in a world that is often too rushed and stressed to notice the small simple things. Many of these familiar objects take us right back to happy childhood days, when we might have gotten excited to see a plane fly overhead, or fiddled for hours with a Rubik’s cube.

kruairplane

krkurubics

krucarrot

kruhoney

Of course I especially love the book bags — these, like the other pieces, are made to order and come in various colors. You can also request any title or author in any language you want.

kruwatership

kruwizard

kruprince

 

krupotter

kruhomer

krup7p

kruinside

Though the banana and carrot bags make me just as happy as the jam jars, I was thrilled to see they also make a teapot!

kruteapot

krublue

krubluelid

This Alice in Wonderland-inspired House of Playing Cards is just too cool,

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and this violin is exquisite!

kruviolin

Dr. Who fans will swoon over their TARDIS pieces!

krutardis
This comes in two sizes.

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There’s only one problem: how does one choose from so many great designs?

krukowl

kruchic

kruchickinterior

krualarm

kruwateringcan

kruben

If you’re planning on holiday gifts, give yourself plenty of lead time. The bags take about 7-10 days to make, then shipping can take a couple of weeks. Good things are always worth waiting for.πŸ™‚

β™₯ See more at KruKruStudio’s Etsy Shop!

β™₯ In order to fully appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail, you must visit their official website, where they have large images on display.

β™₯ You can also find them on Facebook.

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Copyright Β© 2015 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

21 thoughts on “going cray-cray for krukrustudio

  1. OMG. How would you pick just one? I love soooooo many of these! I need to win the lottery (well, I guess I have to play it first) and buy myself a baker’s dozen: London, animals, musical instruments, books, jam jars! Yes, please.

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    1. It’s impossible to pick just one. I think we both need a different bag for each day of the week. We’d better start buying lottery tickets for sure.πŸ™‚

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  2. These are AMAZING! I think I’ve narrowed down my favorites to the guitar and the Jane Austen book, but the idea of putting my own book covers on a bag is fun, too. I’ll be checking out the shop!

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    1. Excellent choices! I think the Austen book is one of their most popular sellers. One would have to be tall enough to carry the guitar bag, so that leaves me out . . .

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    1. Well now, is it actually possible to have too many bags? That would be like asking if one could have too many bears, or too many teapots . . . or too many books.πŸ™‚ I think you need a delicious BLUE bag of some kind.

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  3. Oh my gosh how cool! I’d love to orderchalf of those especially the telephone box, tardis and oh okay all the rest.

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  4. These bags are on an entirely different level of cuteness! Those book bags and jam bags are especially to die for . . . I think I’ll go on an Etsy shopping spree soon. πŸ™‚ Thanks for always sharing these shops with us!

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