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The art of Tupperware

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I am thrilled that Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway have asked me to organise a Tupperware party as part of their Vintage at Southbank festival. For the weekend of 29 to 31 July, London's Royal Festival Hall will be transformed into a warren of venues and performance spaces, to celebrate and showcase British style and design of the the last seven decades. There is an amazing programme of music, films, performances, events, workshops, food and drink, and more; and there will be a vintage marketplace outside the RFH, which is open to all.I will not, as you might expect, be in...

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Tupperware Classics: Tiwi Ice Tups

Posted by Andrew Humphrey on

This is an archive blog.  There is now a new style of ice lolly popsicle make: the Lollitups! "Tiwi" is a teddy bear character devised and copyrighted by the Tupperware Brands corporation, but he seems to have never quite caught on with children. There have been a number of Tiwi branded products over the years, and he does still feature in some knick-knacks like colouring books and keyrings that I can use to keep hostesses' children out of my face while I am trying to entertain her guests. But Tiwi is pretty much toast, usurped by Hello Kitty and Spongebob...

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Tupperware Classics: Shape-O

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This rather arty shot of the Tupperware Shape-O toy comes from the Australian blog Babyology: Modern Finds for Hip Kids and Parents. Modern? Hip? For a toy that hasn't changed in 50 years, that is quite an accolade. As the blog says, the toy has retained its iconic status because "the Shape-O teaches shapes, colours and logic as well as being a super rolling rattle for bubs".I find that almost everyone knows the Shape-O from childhood, but that many folks are surprised that it is a Tupperware product. In fact, the Tupperware catalogue has always had one or two products...

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Tupperware classics: Quick Shake

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UPDATE:Since I wrote this blog post in 2011, Tupperware has now upgraded the product.  It is now called the EZ Shaker and it available in two sizes. I can still supply spare parts for the classic Quick Shake A couple of years ago, someone at Tupperware decided the Quick Shake needed a bit of a revamp. It was redesigned and repackaged for the naughties as a smoothie maker. Frankly, you mess with perfection at your peril, and like New Coke, the gussied-up Quick Shake was soon airbrushed from history, and the original reinstated. The Quick Shake's printed scale makes it...

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Economies rise and fall, but cakes stand tall

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I am doing some work for the London School of Economics. This week staff cock a snook at the global economic meltdown with a fundraising cake sale and tea party, organised by Rose in the Student Services Centre. I donate a couple of pieces of Tupperware for the raffle, including the Expressions Rectangular Server you can see in the bottom right of the picture, bearing an oozy lemon drizzle cake.I also go along to a meeting of the Fulham WI , and will dropping in on their sisters in North West London next month. Watch this space for a report.

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