Silent Gliss Venetian Blinds give ultimate control


Venetian blinds give sleek style with ultimate control over light and glare; as the day goes on small adjustments enable  maximum  light   and    visibility.  Each     system     within    the   range     offers    different benefits:

The   Silent   Gliss   8300,   with   either   16mm   or   25mm   slats   in   a   choice   of 77   different   colours, is controlled with a single metal chain for raising/lowering of slats and tilting. A series of 8300 blinds can be fitted side by side with minimal light gap.

Systems   8100   and   8110   have   integrated   cord   control wands   with   brake   for   user   friendly,   precise opening   and   tilting.   System   8100   has   16mm   slats   and   can   be   positioned   within   narrow   frames because   of   its   small   headrail.   System   8110   has   either   16mm   or   25mm   slats.   Privacy   feature   is standard for the 25mm slats, allowing no direct light to penetrate when in the closed position. Both systems are available in 77 different colours.

Silent Gliss also offer a cord operated system 8900 with 25mm or 50mm slats in real wood or 50mm aluminium slats, suitable for larger applications. Our 8950 system is an electrically operated version, also available with real wood or aluminium slats.


The   Silent   Gliss   8500   is   motorised,   offering   quiet and   smooth   operation   at   your   fingertips.   Add   a remote for flexible control over the system. Available with 16mm and 25 mm slats.

Most of the 77 colours are available in the 16 and 25 mm slats. For the 50mm there is a choice of 30 wood   slats   and   5   aluminium   colours.   Many   of   these   venetian   blinds   systems   can   also   be fitted   to sloping windows (up to 15 degree incline from vertical) using guide wires.

Lloyd Loom of Spalding at Maison & Objet

From 3 – 7 September you will find Lloyd Loom of Spalding at Stand  E155 in hall 5A at Maison & Objet in Paris.

 They will be showing their new colours and latest ranges  including the Babbington in duck-egg.

Please let me know if you need any images or want to borrow products for photography.

Kadogs Tags for your little Gems (Cats & Dogs) now from Holly &Lil

Holly & Lil have long been admired for their gorgeous collars and leads and now they have  added something really special to go with them – a unique dog tag from Kadogs. For our little gems Kadogs have decided to use only the finest gemstones – genuine diamonds and topaz in a wide range of colours.

The tags are made of stainless steel and are turned from a solid steel bar, so they are very hardy. They are made in the workshop in Germany where best quality stainless steel is used that’s absolutely anti allergic.  The laser engraving won’t rub off as it is “burnt” into the steel. Also the black and golden coating used is a special technical procedure that joints the surface of the steel and hardens it, so it is extremely hard wearing. And of course Kadogs are all dog lovers and have “test worn” the tags with three dogs for quite a while and the gemstones are fine, the engraving hasn’t suffered and they still look very good.

The tags are available in matte and polished finish.  On the polished surface you will see very fine scratches from the wear and tear, so if you’ve got a bit of a playful, rough little companion  we would recommend the matte finish, (either in basic steel colour or in black or golden).  If the dog is older and/or more gentle the polished ones are absolutely fine.  Of course Kadogs give a guarantee so if anything should be wrong with the tag, you can return it to Kadogs and get it replaced.

Kadogs tags are handmade in Germany with meticulous attention to detail and engraved with your name or telephone number (or any text of your choice.)

Keep Cool

Menu is introducing The Cool Set consist of serving bowl, bowl with cooling element, and bamboo lid for serving salads and fresh sea-food that must be kept cool.

The set is an extension of the popular New Norm Carving and Serving Set which was launched by Menu last year. The new set matches the existing design and can be used in conjunction with it or by itself.


“We believe that food takes taste and visual apprehension from the way it is served and the materials on which it is served. We continue our line of design that combines and mixes different materials such as porcelain, bamboo wood and melamine to embrace the gastronomy, you want to present and serve to your guests,” says architects Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

Name: New Norm Cool Set

Materials: Melamine, bamboo, silicone, porcelain and cooling gel

Design by: Norm for MENU

Price: £54.95

Bedtime is a Lot More Fun with The Travelling Souk

The Doodle Duvet is this autumn’s most innovative cover story…No longer a problem getting the kids to bed, although you might have trouble getting them out of the bedroom again!

Endlessly individual, Doodle Duvet is a top quality 200 thread count white cotton duvet cover printed to resemble a giant piece of file paper, complete with printed holes, lines and red margins on both sides.

The duvet comes with its own pack of 8 wash-out doodle colour pens, so you can jot down late-night thoughts, draw a masterpiece, write a story or leave a message – then wash your duvet cover for a totally fresh start all over again!

Wash duvet cover at 40°C to remove doodle pen colour.

Single duvet cover 140 x 200cm

Retails at £45.00 plus £5.95pp

Extra packs of pens are also available separately at £6.95

The Perfect Gift…


The perfect presents have been found by The Travelling Souk, with one for every occasion and for every person – a unique selection of tabletop accessories that have an instant impact. All handmade and silver plated finished with colourful glass beads.  

 Not only are they tastefully ornamental and functional, they are attractive and fun too! Quirky butter knives and cake forks are like little jewels on your tea tray, they will also make perfect housewarming present. And a ‘must have’ for every bar – a glamorous bar set consists of a drinks measure, small plate, drinks stirrer and lemon fork. It makes an ideal present for Dads all year round or graduation present. Also available are wonderful cheese knives, which make the perfect accompaniment to every cheese board or platter and would be ideal for cheese lovers worldwide.


Cheese Knife – £21.75

Bar set with drinks measure – £46.25

Cake Fork – £9.75

Butter Knife – £14.75

Note to Editors:

Since Georgiana Pike set up The Travelling Souk in 2003, she has raised more than £300,000 for charities. At the events ,10% goes to the hostess assigned charity and from the website set up in 2008, 2.6% of each purchase goes to charity.

Full Steam Ahead

MENU’ new Steam Tower makes healthy cooking a doddle.  The tower consists of 5 oven-proof pieces of porcelain that stack neatly in the oven allowing steam to circulate between the dishes, As steam transfers no taste – it is the ideal way to cook fish, meat, vegetables and dessert together.

The Steam Tower works by placing it in the oven over water. When the water turns into steam, the steam circulates around and through the layers cooking the food  in the healthiest way leaving the  finished dishes succulent and tasty.

Designer Christian Bjørn has been inspired by the Asian kitchen and created what is already on its way to become a Scandinavian classic. “I have focused on a design that must function on even a professional level – but improved many details to work even better for a modern busy family ” says designer and architect Christian Bjørn. He has worked closely with Michelin-awarded cook Morten Køster, who has been part of developing the Steam Tower concept.

“Steaming is the natural and most healthy way to cook your food in a way that preserve the vitamins and minerals  ” explains Morten Køster, who has tested the Steam Tower and put together the recipe book that comes with the Steam Tower.

Name: Steam Tower

Materials: Porcelain

Design by: Christian Bjørn for MENU

Price: £59.00