Simple Beauty

_R5A9882The new crockery from Broste Copenhagen is simple and beautiful. It will fit in anywhere whether modern, traditional, rustic or urban.

The ESRUM range consists of just the basics: mug, bowl, side, dessert and dinner plate. Made from stoneware the pieces in brown and ivory are beautiful enough to use for a special occasion and priced so you will want to use them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The recommended retail prices are:

Mug £7.50, Bowl £9.50, Side plate £6.50, dessert plate, £12 and dinner plate £18.50

14531564 Broste Esrum Bown £.9.15 Stone wear 14531563 Broste  Esrum Mug Stoneware £7.15 14531562 Broste Esrum Dinner plate £18.25 stonewear

Feed the Kittys!

LushdesignscreamandblackKittyjarsPiggy banks are SO last year.  More feline than porcine, these kitty jars in the shape of cats, named Kiki and Popo, are the new way to save your pennies.  Something completely new and exciting from Lush Designs.

The Kitty banks are hand-made in Staffordshire, they stand 12.5cm tall and retail at £26.  To get the money out there’s a plug in the bottom which is easy to remove and put back in.  Available in orange, turquoise and cream.

These Kittys make a lovely gift, for parents who wish to encourage thriftiness in their children, for cat lovers and for those who appreciate and collect English pottery. Available from end of September.

     Lush designs orange kitty jars Lush Designs kitty jar Popo jade Lush Designs Kitty Jar Popo  cream

Note to editors

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.



Nordic Elements and Kristina Dam

KrisitnaDamStudio_bedcover             KrisitnaDamStudio_cubetable-interiorKristina Dam Studio works with graphic design, art and interior and is represented in the UK and Ireland by Nordic Elements.

The AW 2014 Look Book is now available and attached.

Kristina Dam graduated from the Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design. The initial training as an architect is evidenced in the many architectural elements and housings comprising Kristina Dam’s illustrations. She also works with a very graphic line and understanding of materials and textures.

Kristina Dam Studio presents a new category of products that, in a simple manner, challenge the limits of wall art. The product portfolio consists of embossed illustrations, 3 dimensional art objects, postcards, mobiles, candleholders, tables and bedcovers.


Kristina will be exhibiting @ Maison et Objet – PARIS – 5th to 9th September

Hall 8 – NOW – Bbis83

all the photographs are available high res.


Be Your Own Chocolatier

Rococo_Hamper_RGB_NoShadow croppedIf you have always fancied trying your hand at making chocolate, now is your chance. Rococo Chocolates have developed a hamper which has all the things you need to get started, all packed in a beautiful wicker basket.  A perfect present for the aspiring chocolatier!

The hamper will provide you with the knowledge, equipment and ingredients to make superb chocolates from the recipes of Chantal Coady, founder of Rococo Chocolates and Barry Johnson, the principal chocolatier at Rococo Chocolates and victorious “Patisserie coupe du monde” Team GB Captain.

Impress your family and friends with chocolate recipes from Chantal’s book, create exquisite gifts, enjoy experimenting with Rococo flavours and most of all have fun, indulging your senses.

The hamper contains the following equipment and ingredients:

  • “Mastering the art of chocolate” by Chantal Coady OBE
  • Rococo Chocolates branded apron
  • Chocolate Frame, Palette knife, Triangular scraper, Heat-proof rubber spatula
  • Probe thermometer, Piping bags and Piping tube
  • Cocoa nibs, Valhrona cocoa powder, Freeze dried raspberry pieces, Valhrona Caramelia milk Chocolate, Valhrona Ivoire white chocolate and a bar of Grenada 71% dark Chocolate

The exquisite Rococo Chocolatier Hamper retails at £195 and will be available from October

If you want to learn more, Rococo Chocolates run a number of Chocolate making classes, details of which are on the website