Inspiration

The Future of Spice Travel

For many the end of summer equals emptying the suitcase. Unpacking after a journey often reveals more than just souvenirs – it unveils the quirky and individualistic items we’ve lugged along “just in case.” From books to pencil sharpeners, our travel companions speak volumes about our priorities and aspirations. My hats go off to those who carry hot sauce and salt, showcasing a commitment to flavor, even on the go.

German designer Jonas Finkeldei, during his tenure at the Academy for Design in Münster, ingeniously crafted a solution for flavor enthusiasts. His brainchild, the Stui dual spice shaker, seamlessly integrates salt and pepper into a minimalist, oak and beech design. Housing two distinct chambers, this travel-friendly companion boasts a color-contrasting slider that regulates the release of your chosen seasoning. Whether you’re a traditionalist or an unconventional coffee connoisseur blending sugar and cocoa, Stui accommodates your palate.

hand drawn image of two wood shaker designs

Finkeldei’s creation resonates with practicality. Imagine compact New York City studios with limited counter space, park concert picnics, or adventurous camping trips – all scenarios where space is a luxury. With its versatile design, Stui transcends boundaries, catering to various settings.

closeup of tops of two-tone wood spice shakers

several two-tone wood spice shakers

box and packaging of Stui, a two-tone wood spice shaker

TJ Girard is a sought-after food designer and creative consultant, celebrated for staging theatrical, interactive food + beverage experiences. She now resides in California where her creativity is solar powered! TJ writes the Design Milk column called Taste.

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