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New products and services, interesting shops, ideas for your garden, our pick from design fairs, and other things we like...

Copper & Silk lampshades

  Copper & Silk produce beautifully handcrafted lampshades for interior designers and lighting retailers. They have over 30 years’ experience and an exhaustive knowledge of contemporary and traditional manufacturing techniques. They have no minimum order and are happy to advise...

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Nomad

  In her latest book, Nomad, stylist Sibella Court shows us how to bring our travels home with us in the most unexpected of ways. She has travelled to Syria, Mexico, Italy, India and Japan to be inspired by everything...

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Timber museum boxes

  You never know what you might find at Retrouvius. They always have a supply of hardwood worktops and always have some good modernist furniture. Otherwise their stock is ever-changing – determined by the serendipity of salvage, evolving fashion, tastes,...

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Neisha Crosland’s Navaho Tiles

  For her latest collaboration with luxury surfaces specialist Alvaro De Ferranti, Neisha  Crosland has designed these vibrant Navaho Collection of tiles, which are perfect for adding colour to exterior walls. Handmade and handpainted, the glazed terracotta tiles have a...

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The Decorative Fair

  There’s still time to get to The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (it closes on Sunday 29 April at 6pm), in The Marquee, Battersea Park, London SW11. Very popular with decorators, this   fair is a great source of painted furniture, Gustavian...

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Bocci pendants

  Holloways of Ludlow is showcasing some striking hand-blown glass pendants by the Vancouver-based design house Bocci. They are available in single through to 37 pendant versions, plus as customised chandeliers....

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Fired Earth – The Paint Collection

Fired Earth’ new Paint Collection is made up of 36 colours gathered on their recent travels. The palette has been edited not to pinpoint specific eras or genres of decorating but to develop something you can use to create your...

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French Connection Home

  French Connection is the latest fashion brand to launch a home collection.  It features bedding, soft furnishings, ceramics, glassware and lighting in an understated palette of cream, putty and grey. We’re particularly keen on these Safari Chairs, £275 each....

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Fabric fit for the Queen

  A blaze of colour in the form of Colefax and Fowler’s Cardinal Red velvet fabric will bedeck the exterior of the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, when the Queen embarks on her stately progress down the Thames during...

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Lewis & Wood’s Andrew Davidson collection

  To mark the opening of their new London showroom, fabric company Lewis & Wood have launched two new designs celebrating English country life, ‘Royal Oak’ and ‘Lamorna Cove’,  by the talented Cotswold wood engraver Andrew Davidson. The designs are...

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The Pimm’s deckchair

A giant deckchair, taller than a double-decker bus, has appeared on the beach at Bournemouth. Commissioned by Pimm’s to mark the start of British Summer Time this weekend, it has been created by artist Stuart Murdock, and took three weeks...

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British Standard cupboards

Just launched today at the Ideal Home Show, this is the ‘British Standard’ range of kitchen cupboards by Plain English. Described as ‘sensible cupboards at sensible prices, for people with good taste but modest means’, the range includes some 40 items...

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Bridie Hall’s découpage

  From artist and maker Bridie Hall comes a new collection of objects inspired by the Grand Tour and historic England, but with a quirky contemporary spin. It includes vibrant intaglio boxes, beautifully packaged scented candles, and these unique découpage...

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Reptile Tiles

As if shopping at Waitrose wasn’t pleasurable enough, the King’s Road branch in London boasts these lovely tile panels by Reptile Tiles & Ceramics. They depict familiar Chelsea scenes. ...

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Mini woodburning stoves

The Cast Iron Fireplace Company has a great range of mini woodburning stoves, developed for use in caravans, boats and barges, where an attractive heat source is required to keep going all night in total safety. They would be lovely...

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