Archive for April, 2012

Edge coffee table from Liquidesign

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Furniture design by Martin Fry and Cameron Fry

Coffee table by Liquidesign

Liven up your living room, with this funky coffee table!

The Edge coffee table was designed by father and son, Cameron and Martin Fry, from Liquidesign.

The table is made from a form of heavy duty cardboard, with a glossy, laminated finish, and it’s adorned with a lively print designed by graphic artist, Martin.

It would add a definite splash of colour to a room and is a real statement piece.

The vibrant coffee table is available to buy from MyDeco.

Fab Friday Bargain: Brita Marella water filter jug

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Drink better water at home with a water filter

Blue Brita water filter jug

Drink better tasting water at home by investing in a water filter jug.

The Brita Marella XL water filter jug is a good buy normally for anyone wanting to drink purer water, but it’s even better now, as it’s reduced by 50%.

The filter technology helps provide cleaner, clearer and better tasting water and the jug has a 3.5L capacity, which is larger than some other water filter jugs.

The addition of a clever electronic memo on the jug will ensure that you’ll never forget to replace your water filter cartridge.

To take advantage of this fab Friday bargain, head over to Heal’s, where the Brita Marella filter jug is now only £14.

Animal House mouse cheese grater

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Novelty kitchen accessories

Whimsical grater

Liven up your cooking and food preparation with this Animal House cheese grater.

Shaped like a mouse (how appropriate!), this nifty grater can be used for grating cheese or other foods, such as carrots or lemon zest.

When you’ve finished grating, the grater part can be removed and the mouse doubles up as a useful serving bowl.

The yellow mouse shaped cheese grater is only £7 from Habitat.

Sullivan Snuggler sofa and chair from John Lewis

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Contemporary style sofa and chair in bluePlain red contemporary modern sofa furniture

If you’re after a contemporary styled sofa and chair for your home, then we’d recommend a look at the Sullivan snuggler and chair range from John Lewis.

We first came across the Sullivan snuggler sofa last year, when it was available in a rather funky stripe fabric. Now the furniture is back in stock, this time in a great range of plain coloured fabrics.

There’s nothing plain about the colours though – there’s a palette of 11 shades to choose from, including a bright pink, cheery yellowteal blue and red.

Both the Sullivan sofa and chair are nicely designed and styled, with neat rounded arms and and dainty maple wood feet.

The Sullivan chair retails at £399 and the Sullivan Snuggler is £599.

Plum Prestige Synergy toaster half price

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Plum purple kitchen electrical appliances

Compact plum toaster

This compact Prestige Synergy two slice toaster not only looks gorgeous in plum, but it’s also a bit of a bargain (and we love a good money-saving buy!).

The toaster has non-slip feet, so it should remain stable on your worktop at all times.

Amongst the features, this electrical kitchen appliance benefits from a removable crumb tray, an illuminated defrost and reheat button, a mid-cycle cancel button and a six position electronic variable browning control.

The plum Prestige Synergy toaster is currently half price in the sale at Heal’s, so grab one before they go!

Heal’s have an Up to 50% Less Home Event running until 29th April, with lots of other bargainous home and furniture deals available.

Tord Boontje Table Stories horse glasses

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Dutch designer glassware whisky tumblers

Ornate glass design

Aren’t these glasses gorgeous!

They were designed by Dutch designer, Tord Boontje, and are part of his Table Stories collection.

The clear glasses are blown by mouth and are ornately decorated with a white horse design. They’re so lovely, they almost too good to actually use!

If you do want to drink from them, they’re designed to be whisky glasses, but look like they’d work well as water tumblers too.

Jasmine Way have the horse whisky glasses in stock, with a set of two priced at £30.

Check out some of Tord Boontje’s other creations that we’ve previously featured.

Modern blinds for your home from Nationwide Ltd

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Nationwide Ltd sponsored post

Conservatory roof blinds

If you want to make your home look up to date, but feel that a new coat of paint and a smattering of new soft furnishings won’t be enough, perhaps it might be worth looking at making a few additions to the exterior.

It might seem like hard work, but by looking at websites such as for a little inspiration, you could get a clearer idea of what might make your home look how you want it to after a makeover.

One such addition could be modern blinds. Although, unlike, say, a glass veranda, they don’t immediately grab the attention of any visitors you’ve got to come to your barbecue or garden party, they can add a bit of elegance to your windows, especially during the evening.

They work well if you’re indoors and want to block the sun out if it’s particularly bright outside.

Much like sun awnings, blinds help to protect people indoors from sunlight, regardless of how intense it is. They can also make a great addition to any conservatory, and when drawn at night, they help to keep valuable light in whether you’re having a cup of tea with a friend, doing some important paperwork or simply chilling out and reading a book.

On top of that, when drawn, they discourage burglars from entering your home as they would be if your home had security blinds.

By adding modern blinds to your home, you’ll find that you’re able to control the exact amount of sunlight you want in your home, whereas with ordinary curtains, you’re either left with lots of sunlight or none whatsoever.

They can also improve your home’s security, and as they’re made of some of the finest, strongest materials around, you can be sure that they will last for a long time.

***This is a guest post in association with Nationwide Ltd***

Colour changing shower head

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Wake up to a coloured shower

Have a colourful shower

Liven up your morning shower, by adding a touch of colour to it.

Reminiscent of colour showers in spas, this chrome LED shower head is fitted with 15 LED lights which change colour as you shower.

It’s a little bit gimmicky, but a little bit fun and at only £21, it’s not going to break the bank.

The colour changing shower head is sold by Saw It First.

Rainbow stacking mug tower

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Rainbow stack of mugs

Stacking mug set

If you’ve got limited space in your kitchen, then here’s the perfect solution for saving room in cupboards – get a stacking tower of mugs.

These six colourful mugs, in their striking rainbow colours, are designed to stack together within the metal frame.

Rather than using up space having each of these mugs individually placed in a cupboard where you need space for other essential kitchen items, the vertical stacking tower can be placed in the corner of a worktop, ready to be used.

The tower looks suitably jaunty and will provide you with mugs at the ready for your favourite hot drinks!

The rainbow mug tower costs £14.95 and is available from The Handpicked Collection.

Hound and heart wall plaque

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Hang up and store your dog’s collar and lead in style at home, with this heart and hound wall plaque.

Hang your dog lead in style at home

Dog collar and lead storage

Both a stylish decorative home accessory and a practical storage option, the wall mounted plaque features a heart and distinctive Scottie dog head design.

It’s made out of charcoal stained ply and comes flat packed, ready to be assembled and hung on your wall.

This fun piece will ensure both you – and your pooch – know where their lead is, ready for walkies!

The hound and heart wall plaque costs £25 (with free P&P) from Scrufts.

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