Thursday, 30 May 2013
To Have and to Hold: Kjaer Weis Refillable Organic Compacts
When it comes to design, the weight of an object can increase it's value and when done properly, the character of it. For items to become momentos, to be meaningful, they need to be built to withstand the test of time, and to be exceptional – to be precious enough to be held.
One might observe that when a common object is transformed with thought into design, people will hold it for a moment in their hand and stop as they notice the weight. Then, by lightening their grip and slightly bouncing their hand up and down, they say something along the lines of, “It’s got some weight to it. It’s nice.”
Like a smooth stone in the palm, Kjaer Weis makes the most beautiful, sleek and shiny refillable makeup palettes. Cupping the lip tint in my clasp, I noticed it feels so similar to a vintage Zippo: It’s substantial and somehow familiar.
And familiar it will become, as I can see myself using up the creamy, luxe, and certified organic cosmetics tucked inside, watching over time as the perfect mirrored case becomes marked from being jostled around in my purse. Then later, once I find myself scraping out the last of the lip colour, I’ll keep the case to stock up on a new shade, popping the refill into the reusable compact while I wonder if someday my grandchildren will notice their vintage zippo feels just like my lipstick. Perhaps I should have it monogrammed – just in case.
The Kjaer Weis collection is available in Canada at Eco Diva Beauty.
Written by me, AVL. A version of this article was originally posted on The Luxe Life.