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Matryoshka Madness (Or Babushka Bounty) Part 2 - Updated August 2009!



To jump to the newest additions as of August, 2009, please scroll about two thirds down of this post.

Just about a year ago, I did a very large post on the popularity of Russian Nesting Dolls aka Matryoshkas, Metroshkas, Babushkas, etc. Designer versions, hand painted artist versions, modern versions and their appearance on everything from textiles to jewelry.

Clearly, the trend has not subsided. So, I bring you Part 2 with more available items on the market. Even a fun commercial for milk uses the Russian Nesting Dolls (that is shown at the end of this long post).

Before showing you all the new products you can buy that reference Russian nesting dolls, take a look at these lust worthy versions by top fashion designers like Burberry, Prada, Gucci, Giles Deacon, Martin Margiela and more for Russian Vogue:








Unfortunately, the dolls shown above are not available for purchase, but here are tons of items that are!

Estee Lauder has made this special limited edition perfume compact of the scent Beautiful, inside an enameled Russian Doll exclusively for Neiman Marcus:


buy it here.

Last minute addition thanks to Wicked Halo!
This awesome Chanel miniaudiere bag:

And I found a pic of Lily Allen with it:

Not available until May and will reportedly cost $9,560.00 UD.

Mathmos has even come out with a color changing led Babushka lamp:




buy it here.

Russian designer Dima Loginoff's Fedora Lamp:



learn more here.

Wall art:

buy it here.

packing tape:

buy it here.

Rugs:


fun little Russian doll rugs! buy them here.

Pylones of France makes this Russian Doll pepper mill:

buy it here.

...and a Russian doll vegetable peeler:

buy it here.

Russian Doll aprons:

buy them here.

Plasticland sells candles, cosmetic bags and manicure kits:



Buy this cute set of 3 candles, cosmetic bags or manicure set here.

Babushka spinning tops:

buy them here.

Russian Doll photo album from Rose Bonbon:

buy it here.

Wooden whistles:

buy them here.

Katarina filigree nesting dolls by Michelle Ivankovic for Umbra:

above:
Five Russian inspired dolls nest into each other, each with a different filigree pattern. Finishes of silver, brass, copper, antique brass and a shiny nickel.

Russian Nesting Dolls salt and pepper shakers:

buy them here.

Since I posted part 1, Russian design firm Art Lebedev has added these two sets:


above: Bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte take shape of Matryoshkas to make the right sequence in Russian painted, black or white, all available from Art Lebedev

Australian textile Designer Kristen Doran sells her Matryoshka fabrics:


Available in several colorways, purchase the fabric here.

A friend of Kristen Doran's, Carol of precious metal designs collaborated with her for this cute pendant:

inquire about it here.

Russian nesting dolls pacifier clip:

buy it here.

A cute jute tote bag:

buy it here.

Even a Russian Doll hot water bottle by Paperchase of the UK is available:

buy it here.

Threadless has some funny Russian Doll T-shirts available:

Buy the Russian Newborn Tee by Blake Suarez here.

Buy John Mitchell's Nesting Dolls tee (or art print) here.

Russian dolls are being used in all sorts of media. Check out this super cute Russian milk commercial using the omnipresent nesting dolls.:

video


NEW additions as of August 2009:

Babushka Bourres (drinking game):

buy it here.

Brand New From World Wide Fred, come the M-Cups, adorable measuring cups shaped like Russian Dolls:

buy them here.

..and the MatroshKeys, Russian Doll Key Covers:

buy them here.


Anthropologie sells Russian Doll measuring cups too:

buy them here.

Russian Doll Musical Jewelry Box by Bobble Art:


buy it here.

Russian Doll Storage Boxes:

buy them here.

Russian Doll Tins:

buy them here.

Porcelain Matryoshka Doll Set/Tableware by Qubus:

inquire about it here.

Matryoshka Cotton Lumbar Pillow Cover:

buy it here.

The Russian Doll Cosmetic case:

buy it here.

The Russian Doll Compact:

above: Stainless steel, glass and plastic compact with etched Matryoshka doll on top.
Buy it here.

Babushka Picture frames:

Available in black, natural or white. Buy them here.


Matryoshka USB Flash Drives:

Custom Rubber painted Russian Doll usb flash drives, like the one above, can be made here.

above: A more traditional Russian Doll flash drive from Decor Craft, Inc..

AudioMatyroshkas, audio speakers:



above: Russian designer Alex Mamontoff created these matryoshka shaped audio speakers that can easily plug into your ipod. Not yet available for purchase.

Russian Doll Cocktail Shaker:
Last Christmas Selfridges of the UK offered this limited edition Smirnoff Russian Doll Cocktail Shaker with their Smirnoff Black:

sadly, it's no longer available.

However, don't fear, authentic Russian Matroyshka Vodka, in three flavors; Lux, Honey and Cranberry, is available:


Never read part 1 of Matryoshka Madness? Read it here.

13 comments:

Bird* said...

the packing tape.......!!

Wicked Halo said...

This Chanel handbag seems a perfect match for your matrioska collection:

http://www.compradiccion.com/bolsos/chanel-russian-doll-bolso-matrioska

Laura Sweet said...

Thanks Wicked Halo! Great find, I added it (even found a pic of Lily Allen with it) and credited you.
Thanks so much!
laura

Wicked Halo said...

Thx Laura, you're welcome :)

Jennifer said...

Fantastic collection of of Matryoshka stuff, I'm a big collector, and have a very similar rug, a few whistles, and one of the Threadless shirts. I've never even seen anything similar to those LED lamps though.

I found some pins that are really cute too:

http://www.therussianstore.com/matryoshka-pin-su00282a01.html

Again, great post.

Wicked Halo said...

lol I have that exact pin, only in pink!!! unfortunately one of the girls fell off :(

Janine said...

Hello, this is the most extensive image gallery. Thanks for posting! Here's one that I purchased at Anthropologie, they are actually measuring cups!

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=-7482240749103562696&id=873473&parentid=EAT_COOK_ACCENTS&pushId=EAT_COOK_ACCENTS&popId=EAT_COOK&sortProperties=&navCount=36&navAction=poppushpush&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=aso

Laura Sweet said...

thanks Janine, I added those as well as some new ones from Fred!

Kat P said...

Thanks for helping me write my Christmas wish list. Fred Flare has added a squeezable doll key chain. Juicy Couture has a charm that appears unavailable. http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2904528/0~2376779~2374605~2384119~6004578~6009096?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6009096&P=5
There's also a set of 4 charms from an exclusive French bakery.
http://cgi.ebay.com/LADUREE-Russian-Nesting-Doll-CHARM-Pendant-for-Necklace_W0QQitemZ380157323729QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item58832469d1&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14#ht_2931wt_807

Shelley Germasidle said...

I have a couple nesting dolls from when I was a kid living in Alaska. Then label on the bottom says "made in the USSR". I LOVE these dolls, and mine are in pretty good condition even after I actually played with them. I watched that Sesame Street skit with the nesting dolls moving around and loved it. That Chanel bag is just lovely!!!

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coline said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great info!! I wish I could have one of everything!! I have been trying to find the babushka rug, but have had no luck. Any ideas?

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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