Glorious Gifts at a Press of a Button – Rococo and Rockflower Collaboration

RockflowerFlowers and chocolate is a classic combination. Ideal for gifts for so many occasions, so it was an obvious to Chantal Coady OBE, owner and founder of Rococo Chocolates, and Andrew McAlpine, owner and founder of Rockflower, to collaborate by combining their two products and make them available to shoppers at TFL stations.

In a recent Q & A session Chantal said: Chocolate and flowers are an obvious combination, although they have rather different requirements in terms of selling them: flowers need lots of water, chocolate needs climate control and a dry environment, so there are also plenty of challenges trying to sell them together. Andrew has a brilliant mind and way of innovating so that these obstacles are no longer problems, I love the sense of innovation that Rockflower delivers, and the fact that you can buy from them instantly, 24 hours a day, whenever you have a whim to get beautiful flowers or chocolates in fact.

And Andrew commented: 2015 will see Rockflower move into three, if not four, other TFL stations in and around London and with that I am very thrilled to know that we are moving into these new locations with Chantal and Rococo Chocolates, which is such a fine complement because the proof of the matter is that people already like this combination in Blackfriars and I think that when we’re in other high profile areas, we’re going to find that this works even better together.

No doubt we will be seeing more of this natural combination in weeks and month to come. They are perfect together for Valentines, for Mother’s Day and for Easter. In fact it is hard to find an occasion when they are not!

Bunnies are not just for Easter


Nordic Elements has a lovely new range on their website from the designer Jo Ham. Delightful bunnies getting up to all sorts of things are displayed in posters, cards and on mugs. They would make wonderful Easter presents that will keep.

Each HAM screen print is carefully made by hand using premium white British paper. All are signed, unframed and come flat with an acid free backing board. Just perfect for the hall or your guest loo.

Size: 30 x 40 cm retails at £29.00

Fine bone china mugs made entirely in Stoke-On-Trent by one of the few remaining English potteries. Each is hand decorated, it dishwasher safe and comes in a HAM gift box.

Size: D 8cm | H: 9.5cm – capacity 300ml retails at £12.50

British made luxury greeting cards are printed on thick matte paper, blank inside and come with brown kraft envelopes.

Size: 17.8 x 12.7 cm retails at £2.85

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The Rococo Bunny Band

Easter Bunnies 027For Easter this year Rococo Chocolates have brought out a four musical bunnies The Bunny Quartet would look great on any Easter table and delight children young and old. They also make wonderful presents. They bunnies are made from delicious Rococo chocolate and are almost too cute to eat!

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All The Bunnies are made from Rococo milk chocolate with dark and white chocolate decoration. Each retails at £12.50 and will be available from all Rococo shops and on the website from mid February.

Liven up Grey Winter Days with Colourful Lamps from Lush Designs

lionshadeintheshopThe two new lamps designs from Lush Designs not only bring colour to your room but they also bring humour and something to talk about.

The Lion lampshades are available in two colours, orange and putty, and display a scene of handsome lions: male, female and cups. And not a hunter in-sight – we like to think they have all been eaten…

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The retail at £68.75 and measure 39cm x 32cm’

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The Faraway Land lampshades transport your thoughts to magical places. They look just perfect with the Lush Designs lamp bases, which are hand made in Stoke on Trent, these lamp bases are made from ceramic, lusciously glazed in beautiful colours and decorated with beautifully drawn plants and trees.

The lampshades come in two colours, jade and orange and retail £36.00 they measure 23cm x 22cm. The lamp bases shown are in orange and jade with black – other colours combinations are available. These bases measure 22cms tall x 9.5cm base and retail at £67.50.

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.

Collage in Peaceful New Colours

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The well-known Collage pendant  is being released in a new version to celebrate 10 years since its launch.

The pendant  began attracting attention back in 2005 as soon as Louis Poulsen introduced it onto the world market in cooperation with the designer, Louise Campbell.

Ten years on, the Collage  now hangs in homes, institutions, universities, hospitals and numerous restaurants around the world.

Collage is being released in a new series of douche colours, and a new matt velour-like finish. These give Collage a completely new identity, and the fascinating shadow patterns formed by the three-layer shade set have an exclusive new and different look.


The Collage pendant is available in two sizes: Ø600 mm and Ø450 mm. The pendant’s simple expression makes it very versatile above dining tables and meeting tables, or as high general lighting. Collage is available in a flexible version with an E27 fitting, which fits the new LED bulbs. To further optimise lighting comfort, an anti-glare set can be purchased for the top and bottom as an optional extra. This diffuses the light directed upwards and downwards, and also inhibits direct views of the light source from all directions.

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The new colours and surfaces will give any indoor environment a new identity and atmospheric lighting. Whether on or off, the new Collage light fixtures create beautiful focal points for gatherings of any size.

Louise Campbell’s inspiration from nature, translated into room lighting, has proven to be an enduring and valued design idea, which has made her name and the Collage light fixture known around the world. She has thereby proven herself to be among the key Danish designers, carrying on proud Danish design traditions in cooperation with Danish companies.

  • Collage 450 retails at £610 in white and £665 in colour
  • Collage 600 retails at £940 in white and £1050 in colour

The pendant will be available in UK shops in February


A digital brochure is available