Movember is with us and its influence is being seen in the home. Jamie Hempsall looks at what’s on offer.
The traditional signs of winter are joined by the new seasonal symptom of gentlemen across the country adopting facial hair as part of Movember, raising money for and awareness of Men’s Health issues; in particular Prostate Cancer.
We have a small caterpillar growing on the top lip of one of our directors and were looking at how we can show support around the office and home (as well as generously donating).
Although Movember is serious, the idea is clearly eccentric and taps into our sense of humour and fair play. So, if you know a Mo Bro or Sista here are a few ways to make them feel perfectly at home.
Welcome visitors and raise a smile whilst wiping their feet on the wonderful whiskers of the Moustache Door Mat, designed by John Caswell. The natural coir doormat is £25 from www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk (0191 645 4004).
Moustache door mat made from natural coir from www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk.
After a hard day waxing and preening the Mo grower will want to sit back and relax so the idea of sinking into a down filled cushion has to be appealing. The Mr Cushion by Ferm Living is made of high quality silk and has been created by Danish designer Trine Andersen– it will work particularly well for those who have adopted a mid-20th Century retro interior. A 50cm x 50cm cushion is £69.95 from www.cloudberryliving.co.uk (07780 693034).
Ferm Living Mr. Cushion
Create a romantic mood with some gentle candlelight courtesy of the o’moustache candleholder by mydeco.com (£15.65 – 0203 3841371)
Once ensconced on the sofa the perfect cuppa has to be the answer and where better to enjoy it from than the Moustache Mug by Rume? There are three different mug designs that will ensure everyone can have the appearance of sporting a healthy growth even during the early days of tickly stubble.
Top your mug off with a Bowler Hat Sugar Bowl inspired by Herge’s legendary moustached Tin-Tin cartoon characters Thompson and Thompson. (Mug £14, Bowl £28.50; www.rume.co.uk – 01273 777 810).
Moustache Mug and Bowler Hat Sugar Bowl
Alternatively, if something a little strong than tea is required, offer your mo wearer a generous sharpener in a spectacular Gold Moustache Glass with real gold enamel transfer (be prepared for the washing up as these are not dishwasher safe). £15; 01227 277332 – www.foundhomestore.co.uk.
Gold Moustache Glasses
There is nothing that the Brits like more than a good pun and the “One Must Dash” Framed Print by Bodie & Fou captures this perfectly. Hang one of these in your kitchen or by the front door to raise a smile on the face of your fundraiser as they go out again to greet the world Moustache held high! (£35 from mydeco – details as before).
One Must Dash Framed Print
The Movember movement had humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, but is now a worldwide movement whose aim is raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Last year over 854,000 people got on board. Funds raised in the UK are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. For more information ask someone sporting a growing moustache or visit uk.movember.com.
Jamie Hempsall, BIID, SBID is a multi-award winning interior designer.