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Your Fruity Five A Day

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Five a Day
Five a Day

Good Things finds the best fruit around to get you your five a day

A lovely big bunch of fruit is redolent of sunshine, holidays and good health. So in that spirit, for this week's Good Things we explore fruity goodness beyond the bowl in your kitchen. With their jolly shapes and colours, it's no surprise they are depicted in various ways across various genres. Here are your five portions for today.

To bring sunshine into any room why not try out one of these easy fruit D.I.Ys, from the excellent Mr Printables and Oh Happy Day. The balloons make us smile every time.

Fruit Balloons by Oh Happy Day
Fruit Balloons by Oh Happy Day
Play fruit by Mr Printables
Play fruit by Mr Printables

Way back for our first Good Things we celebrated brilliant bus stops, but these fruity numbers from Japan were saved until now. Found in the region of Nagasaki, there are 16 stops based on melons, strawberries and more. Waiting for a bus has never looked so good!
Strawberry Bus Stop
Strawberry Bus Stop From Konagai, Japan
Watermelon Bus Stop
Watermelon Bus Stop From Konagai, Japan
Tomato Bus Stop
Tomato Bus Stop From Konagai, Japan

It’s not hard to understand why a lot of stylists make use of fruit in their work. The colours and shapes are ready made perfection. A few favourites include the work of Andre Britz, Florent Tanet and Sarah Illenberger.
Color Morphology, 2013
Color Morphology, 2013 Artwork by André Britz
Color Morphology, 2013
Color Morphology, 2013 Artwork by André Britz
Color Morphology, 2013
Color Morphology, 2013 Artwork by André Britz
Kiwis, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013
Kiwis, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013 Artwork by Florent Tanet in collaboration with Ella Perdereau
Bananas, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013
Bananas, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013 Artwork by Florent Tanet, in collaboration with Ella Perdereau
Salad, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013
Salad, for The New Yorker Magazine, 2013 Artwork by Florent Tanet, in collaboration with Ella Perdereau
Apple, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13
Apple, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13 Artwork by Sarah Illenberger
Watermelon, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13
Watermelon, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13 Artwork by Sarah Illenberger
Pineapple, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13
Pineapple, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13 Artwork by Sarah Illenberger
Citrus Peel, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13
Citrus Peel, from Tutti Frutti, 2011-13 Artwork by Sarah Illenberger

Everyone needs a fruit book in their lives. Our favourite is Russian and tell the tale of a grumpy businessman lemon who quits his job, goes on a road trip and ends up at a big fruity party.
Spreads from Don Lemon
Spreads from Don Lemon
Spreads from Don Lemon
Spreads from Don Lemon
Spread from Don Lemon
Spread from Don Lemon

Bring the joy of fruit into your life even when it's not in season and there is snow on the ground. These delightful lamps are by S&O Design.
Fruits Table Lamp by S&O Design
Fruits Table Lamp by S&O Design
Fruits Table Lamp by S&O Design
Fruits Table Lamp by S&O Design


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