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Rococo Chocolates is launching their very first ice cream range using their award winning organic chocolates which mirror the most popular Artisan Bar flavours. So if you find it too hot for chocolate, then you can have the ice cream instead. There are eight exciting flavours in two sizes. A generous one scoop which will come in a 100ml sealed tub, and 3 scoops which will be a 250ml tub. Perfect to eat sitting in the sun and a great addition to any dinner party!

The 8 deliciously smooth flavours are:

ICE CREAM

Cardamom & Pistachio White Chocolate

Anglesey Sea Salt Milk Chocolate

Honeycomb Crunch Milk Chocolate

Mint Dark Chocolate

Basil & Persian Lime Dark Chocolate

Crystallised Ginger Dark Chocolate

SORBET

Raspberry Sorbet (sorry – no chocolate)

Dark Chocolate Sorbet

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The ice creams will be in the 3 London Stores by early June. The generous one scoop 100 ml tub cost £3.50 and the three scoop 250ml tub £7.50.

Ice & Slice by Shot, in Fulham London are making the ices exclusively for Rococo using Rococo’s award winning organic chocolates. Chantal Coady OBE, founder and creative director of Rococo chocolates said about this cooperation. “ It’s so exciting to have found the perfect ice cream partner in Ice & Slice as for a while now we have been dreaming of making our own artisan ice creams based on the Rococo flavours. They are all excellent but my favourites are the pistachio, the crystallised ginger and the Basil & Persian lime. The dairy free chocolate sorbet is sumptuous: so creamy it is hard to believe there is no cream in it!

www.rococochocolates.com

Notes to Editors on Rococo Chocolate

Rococo Chocolates is the foremost London luxury artisan chocolatier and organic cocoa farmer on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Founded in 1983 by Chantal Coady – Britain’s top chocolate authority and trail blazer of the new “British School of Chocolate” bringing quirky design, craftsmanship, engaged ethics, provenance, pleasure and a certain wit. Rococo is still a 100% family owned business.

Chantal was awarded the OBE for her services to Chocolate in 2014 – the first time such an award had been given for chocolate.

Notes to Editors on Ice and Slice

Ice & Slice is a new project by the talented team behind Shot Espresso, the café and aperitif bar near Fulham Broadway. ​Their gelato is made daily combining premium ingredients like Yeo Valley organic milk and double cream, Sicilian pistachios roasted to order, and whole fruit.

Ice & Slice’s quest for the perfect chocolate on which to base their dark chocolate gelato led them to Rococo. What began as wholesale supply became a full blown love affair when the Rococo team tasted the first batch!

The next step was getting Rococo’s head chocolatier together with the Ice & Slice gelatiers and letting the magic happen. The result was gelato flavours to faithfully evoke the taste of Rococo’s unique, award winning chocolates.

 

The Lion and the Unicorn – Two new children’s set from Lush Designs

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Dinner time will never be the same again with the two new sets of children’s tableware from Lush Designs – the Unicorn and the Lion. Appealing marriage of fantasy and nature depicted on Melamine children’s tableware. Lion or Unicorn design child-sized plate, bowl and mug with lovely, detailed drawing in cheerful turquoise and orange. And it comes in a pretty gift box which makes it a great gift for tiny diners.

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Being made of Melamine makes it hardy in use and easy to clean. It is dishwasher safe. The plate measures 20 cm, the bowl 14 cm, and the mug 7cm . The boxed set retails at £18.00.

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The sets are designed by Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings and are available at their website.

www.lushlampshades.co.uk

Note to editors:

Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings met at Art school and both live in South East London. They developed their home ware design business utilising their love of drawing and knowledge of printmaking. They apply their playful, narrative ideas to a large range of products which all bear their characteristic prints. They are constantly creating new products and exploring new media and processes, working with manufacturers and artisans as well as their own South East London studio.

The NJP Work Light

NJP_STAY06Louis Poulsen launched the new Work Light as a result of a partnership with Japanese design company Nendo, and designer Oki Sato at Milan. But this new interpretation of the architect lamp is just as much at home in the bedroom as in the office.

Versatility and an intuitive understanding of how the lamp is used have been key themes in Oki Sato’s work. The head is shaped to make it easy to adjust the lamp and switch it on and off using one hand. The two arms provide great movement and many stepless positioning options.

One elegant detail is that the shade head is open at the rear, so that reflected light from the LED light source is utilised to illuminate the top section of the arm. A decorative – and practical – detail which allows the angle of the shade head in relation to the arm to be steplessly adjusted via a ball joint. The opening also improves the thermal conditions for the LED light source, thereby helping ensure a long lifetime.

NJP Table will be available in the stores in September. Available in black or white. The recommended retail price is £325.00

www.louispoulsen.com

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Fernando Casasempere exhibits at the Saatchi Gallery with Adrian Sassoon in COLLECT from the 7 – 11 May 2015.

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London based Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere to Exhibit at Saatchi Gallery’ The sculptures are porcelain and are from the geological and watercolour porcelain series that Fernando has been working on for the last few years.

“My inspiration comes from the traditional blue and white Chinese ceramics as well as the later European ceramics.  With these works in mind I have searched for different methods to apply colour in my porcelain sculptures and in turn maintain the geological aspect of my work. I have used the natural transparency of porcelain and worked with this to create a watercolour effect, which also relies on the application of colour under the same effect. The simple cubic shape of each sculpture allows me to create moving and complicated forms and textures within each piece, applying this watercolour effect”, explains Fernando.

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The sculptures in the exhibition will be small in size – approximately 30 x 29 x 20cm

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COLLECT, London 7 – 11 May 2015

Future exhibitions with Adrian Sassoon 2015 include:

Masterpiece, London 24 June – 1 July 2015

Pavilion Art & Design London 12 – 18 October 2015

The Salon: Art + Design dates tbc but sometime around 12 – 16 November 2015

www.fernandocasasempere.com

Note to Editors

Fernando Casasempere

Artist Fernando Casasempere was born in Santiago, Chile, and has lived in London for the past 17 years.

He is currently working on installations and commissions across his native country as well as forthcoming projects in the UK. Fernando is also working with the New Art Centre and Adrian Sassoon. He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. His works are included in prestigious collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum and Shell Company. Bellas Artes and Marlborough in Santiago Chile, private collections in UK, US and Latin America. He undertakes commissions for private individuals as well

Past exhibitions include: ‘Out of Sync’ (2012) at Somerset House, London; ‘The Thought-Provoking Machine’ (2008) at the Economic Plaza, London; “Under the Forest’ (2006), Jerwood Sculpture Park, “Beyond Limits” with Sotheby’s at Chatsworth.

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