Surprise your Dad with a limited edition Rococo Chocolate Cigar

Photo_cigar-CR-500x418He has always been there for you: held you hand at the first day of school, lent you his car for your first date and walked you up the aisle.  Father’s Day (June 15) is a good excuse for saying thank you and spoiling him rotten. The award-winning team at Rococo Chocolates has created an exclusive, handmade chocolate cigar. Just the answer!Cigar_A cropped

Bite through the crunchy dark shell to the creamy centre of our best-selling ‘Anglesea Sea Salt Caramel Ganache’. Finished with a light dusting of cocoa powder, this innovative ganache-filled cigar, developed by Rococo’s award-winning chocolatier Barry Johnson, is the first of its kind in London.

Individually signed by Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo Chocolates, this limited edition gift, priced at £12.95, is sure to make your dad very happy.

Available at all the Rococo shops: 5 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, 321 Kings Road, Chelsea, 3 Moxon Street, Marylebone, Chester Grosvenor Hotel, Chester or order online by 11th June to avoid daddy disappointments.



WEGNER’S STATEMENT CREDENZA – advanced design from 1958


Wegner’s elegant and exclusive 1958 credenza

Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching Hans J. Wegner’s 1958 credenza to mark Wegner’s 100th birthday. The advanced construction and sophisticated design have culminated in an exclusive credenza that has, to date, been a highly coveted auction item – but will be available in stores worldwide starting September 2014.

To mark Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday, Carl Hansen & Son is relaunching a credenza Wegner designed in 1958. The CH825 was originally one of a series of three credenzas launched in 1959 based on Wegner’s original drawings. In recent years, the design, particularly the palisander version, has been a highly coveted furniture piece at auctions.

Although it looks simple, the credenza features an advanced design with roller shutter doors, requiring double sides and rear panel between which the roller shutters run on a track and disappear when opened. Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, comments: “We wanted to observe Wegner’s 100th birthday in style and celebrate his approach to detail-oriented craftsmanship – and sought an item of furniture that showcased this. The credenza certainly does. The CH825 also complements our range nicely and is so versatile that it is ideal for a home living room, a hotel lounge, or an office setting.”


The credenza, originally made of palisander and teak, has today been replaced with walnut and oak.The CH825 frame has been updated and has been drawn in 2 cm from the front and rear edges to allow the credenza to be placed flush against walls with skirting boards. The legs are either round wooden ones in solid oak or walnut or steel loops, which are also used in Wegner’s CH100 series. The different variants allow the credenza to match a wide range of interior styles and settings.

The low credenza offers an ideal surface for artistically arranging favorite objects, while other items can be stored behind the elegant roller shutter doors. The interior features adjustable shelves and pullout drawers are designed to enable simple installation of additional drawers.

The CH825 is available in either oak or walnut with roller shutter doors. Its interior shelves and pullout drawers are oak. Legs are available in a round wooden variant in solid oak or walnut or as stainless steel loops. The credenza’s dimensions are 200 cm (length), 80.8 cm (height) and 49 cm (depth). CH825 will be in stores from September 2014, with recommended retail prices starting at £4,589 (excl. VAT).

To find your nearest Carl Hansen & Son dealer, call +45 6612 1404 or visit


Every item of furniture produced by Carl Hansen & Son reflects over 100 years of furniture history with respect and passion for craftsmanship. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son also produces designs by Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher and others. The company has 170 employees. All Carl Hansen & Son furniture is produced in Denmark and sold all over the world. Find out more at


As Easy as 1 2 3 or A B C


These stylish design letters and numbers  in black typography designed by the renowned architect Arne Jacobsen have a multitude of uses both inside and outside the house.

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If it has a surface you can stick a name or number on it. Even comes with its own glue.

The numbers and letters are 16 cm high and retail at £6.30stationery_

Also new are the handy hard back note books with letters, for example N for notes and  T for Thoughts and with a turquoise elastic band closure. Retails at £11.00

And the posts-it notes: to do or not to do from £17.00

Lush Designs appoints Gertsen PR

bee cushion green landscape pottery              Lush Designs products cina nad napkinsWe are pleased to announce that Lush Designs has appointed Gertsen PR to handle their public relations with immediate effect.

Lush Designs is the creation of Marie Rodgers and Maria Livings. They  design and manufacture home wares and gifts which feature lovely print designs. They studied painting and printmaking at Maidstone Art College and evolved their business while working in the theatre and community arts after moving to South East London.

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Their love of colour and characteristic quirky prints has been applied to a range of home wares many of which are made in house at their lovely studio at Cockpit Arts in Deptford where they have twice yearly open studio events.