Ruark Audio’s Portable R1 MkII DAB Radio For Summer

Image1Summer is on its way at last, so we are all encouraged to think about preparing our homes and garden areas, so that we can enjoy the warmer weather to the full.

Ruark Audio, the UK company that makes some of the best compact audio systems and radios available, knows how to design its products, so that they are as much pieces of furniture as wonderful music systems with a great sound.

The Portable R1 MkII DAB Radio featured here, is ideal for open-air listening when used with the ten-hour battery set (£50) and the leather case (£40).

  • The R1 MkII is offered in a beautiful pastel blue colour, as well as a practical walnut. It is also available in black and white, making it perfect for monochrome interiors. Priced at £200.
  • To ensure that it’s right for listening outdoors, the Ruark MkII Audio R1 also has a line-input, to enable other portable audio devices like the iPod to be attached and a line-out socket for connecting to a hi-fi system.

Image 2Also shown here, is the MR1 Bluetooth compact stereo speaker set, which produces high quality sound for various applications.

They work perfectly as desktop speakers for computers, but they are just as suitable as speakers that dramatically develop the sound of TVs, and as expansion speakers for Ruark’s own R2i/R4i models and other sound systems. Priced at £299.

Visit the website for more information and to browse the entire Ruark Audio range of products.

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Portmeirion To Launch A Thomas And Friends™ Children’s Tableware Set

Image1Portmeirion the leading home wares brand, is going full steam ahead, to add the iconic Thomas Tank Engine™ to its flourishing children’s gift and tableware collection.

Since it was produced by the Reverend Awdry in 1945, the much loved blue steam engine with the famous number one, has been amusing continuous generations of children.

Thomas is now about to delight children at meal times, since Portmeirion is adorning gifts and tableware with a variety of characters, from the enormously popular book and TV programmes.

The Thomas and Friends collection will be on view at the international Spring Fair and launch in summer 2014

The collection will consist of a three piece set, mug, mug and snack plate, double handled mug, egg cup and soldier set and a money-box.

Thomas & Friends has been broadcast in over 185 territories, in more than 30 languages to Image2in excess of 1.1 billion households.

Suggested Retail Prices:

Mug – £7.00.

3 piece set – £21.50.

Mug and plate – £17.00.

Egg cup and soldier set –   £17.00.

Two handled mug – £7.00.

The new Thomas and Friends collection will be offered for sale online, from July 2014.

Visit the website, to browse the entire ranges of gorgeous Portmeirion china tableware and gifts.

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Easter Decorating Is Fun With John Lewis

Easter1 John Lewis has a charming selection of colourful gifts and delightful characters, to brighten up your home for Easter.

Transform your home into an exciting setting with their fun Easter decorations:

Choose from, Easter Bunting 3mtrs £6, Yellow& Pink bunny £8, Pack of six Spring flower pegs £3.50 Yellow wicker tree £15, Wreath £18, Jug £18, Pack of six Foam eggs £3.50, Polly’s Pantry table-ware from £15, bowls from £5 and Characters from £5.

Hanging Rabbits, per bag £3.50, Bunch of Faux Tulips £3.50, Easter Frieze £9.

Glass Bauble Egg with Feather set of twelve £5, Blossom Rose Bunny £14.

Egg Cups containing Chocolate Eggs, £4 each, Bunny Box with Chocolate Eggs £9.

Easter 2For further information and to view the entire John Lewis ranges of charming bunnies, egg decorations and sweet chicks, visit the website.

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The Used Kitchen Company’s Used And Ex Display Kitchens

2yr Old Clive Christian Kitchen with IslandWith removal expenses currently so high, it appears that many more homeowners now prefer to expand their houses, rather than move to larger properties.

It has been shown that extending the kitchen is still the most popular development and often into an entire living area. This can involve knocking down room partitions, to create a large open-plan kitchen, diner and lounge.

Since building work can so easily require extra finance above the amount planned, one way to cut costs, is to consult The Used Kitchen Company about their used and ex-display kitchens.

There is a huge choice of over 150 kitchens, ranging from a top quality ex-display Clive Christian kitchen, to a five year old Ikea design, at 50% to 70% of their retail prices.

Featured here:

Top picture, the 2yr old (Approx) Clive Christian Kitchen, Worktops, Island and Appliances. Priced at £27,500.

Lower picture, the Pedini Glass Kitchen (Ex-display) Worktops and Appliances. Priced at £25,000.

Ex-display Pedini Glass KitchenThe company has also introduced a range of top quality furniture on their website, including dining room furniture, wardrobes, lighting, as well as an oak-panelled library.

As well as viewing all of the kitchens available on the website, you can also request a quote for their dismantle and install service, to take the hassle out of re-installing the kitchen.

If the kitchen you are replacing is less than ten years old – in good condition, the company can also sell it for you, thus providing you with some extra funds to spend on the new one.

Visit the website for further details and to browse Used Kitchens’ collection of ex display and used kitchens.

Tel: (020) 8349 1943.

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Trendy New Vintage Wall And Floor Tiles From Tile Mountain

Image1 Tile Mountain has introduced vintage Bristol floor and wall tiles, with a new encaustic look, in response to the current trend in all things.

This ceramic range features a random pattern, in either a beige or grey colourway, with a delicate riven texture that increases their resistance, to slip, making them an ideal choice for composing a floor with a dramatic look.

Individual tiles in the new Bristol collection measure 515mm x 257mm.

As with all the Tile Mountain tiles, samples can be ordered online free.

Image2Price for the Bristol collection is – £14.96 per sq m.

For further information and to browse Tile Mountain’s comprehensive ranges of floor and wall tiles, go to the website.

Tel:  (01782) 223822


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ASPACE’s Colourful New Storage Collection For Children

Roll Out QuadrantASPACE the leading lifestyle seller for children, has introduced a brand new range of colourful and innovative storage products, designed to sort out the chaos.

The Roll Out Quadrant in our top picture, is both pretty and practical:

The moveable cupboard has lockable wheels, to make life easier, when the room layout out needs changing and furniture has to be moved around.

It features 4 storage sections, which can be custom-made with doors (in white oak and a selection of 4 more lively colours), or with fabric storage boxes that fit perfectly.

Priced at £125.00. Shown here with Lidded Storage Box (£10 each) and Castor Box (£20).

The new Tessera Swivel, bottom picture, is a clever design with lots of personality:

Its discreet design creates great impact with its bright, colourful glossy finish and its novel rotating design.

This collection offers a disorder free and contemporary component, for any room needing storage solutions.

Tessera Swivel Storage UnitAvailable in 7 lively, bright tones, the Tessera range consists of the 9 Cube Storage Unit, Shelving Unit, Curved Shelf, Quadrant Unit, 5 and 6 Cube Storage Units and a Double Storage Unit. Priced at £175.00.

The new SS14 ASPACE storage range also includes an extensive variety of new accessories.

Visit the website for more information and to view ASPACES’s new children’s storage collection.

Tel:   (0845) 872 2400

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Amtico Announces Their New Spacia Flooring Collection

Image1Amtico has announced the launch of their new Spacia flooring collection:

The 26 new Spacia additions, inspired by an admiration of fine-looking materials, bring the natural world inside, with a lively mix of neutral colour palettes, warm woods and rustic textures:

Generate a trendy modern day interior with products such as Nordic Oak, which suggests a chic Scandinavian style.

Or Spiced Timber, which brings the woodland to life, with its natural rustic grain and rough-hewn exterior.

These new products represent a timeless, contemporary style that is delicately self-composed and strikingly pretty.

Contemporary meets traditional, with woods like Classic Cherry and Canopy Oak, both of which, emulate smooth British design with a practical edge.

All 96 of the Spacia Collection’s products offer variety and functionality, designed for busy people who want instant style.

Image2The new collection, appropriate for any space, will be available in May this year, in stone, wood and abstract ranges.   Priced at RRP £37.50 with a 20 year guarantee.

Visit the website for further information and to browse the entire Amtico Spacia collection.

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Hand Painted Easter Decorations From Jasmine White London

Easter Eggs 1Jasmine White has introduced its new collection of Easter decorations that present lovely colours and patterns.

There are hanging birds and eggs, in a broad selection of styles that are sure to brighten up every Easter table.

In addition there is a range of egg and chicken boxes, which are just right for hiding the essential Easter chocolates.

These pieces are produced using traditional techniques and skills, which are an essential part of Jasmine White’s business in London.

Jasmine White created her business to reflect her love for everything fragrant and fine, crafted by hand and completed to a high standard.

Supriya Broadbent, founder and designer of Jasmine White, draws her inspiration directly from her life in both the UK and India.

Production uses time-honoured skills and crafts from Indian communities, passed down over generations. This helps to preserve communities that are liable to be banished as a result of rising urbanization.

A passion for elegant design that encourages pleasure and style is at the heart of all Jasmine White products.

Jasmine White is located at 4 Fairways, 6 The Drive, London.

For more information and to view Jasmine White’s complete collection of gorgeous Easter decorations, visit the website.

Tel:   (0203) 371 0043

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Bisque’s New Colour Changes In Their 2014 Brochure

Image3Bisque, the famous British design company, that brings excitement and innovation to radiator design, has announced some exciting new colours in their April 2014 brochure.

The unique Flow Form from Bisque is now offered along with their colour match service, providing a selection of over 2,000 wonderful colour finishes, to match any wall or colour plan in the home.

The Flow Form (Top picture) is a chic, low-level radiator; its spiral fin for practical efficiency, adds a striking twist to stylish modern living. It offers trendy yet discreet heating and it’s also a smart space saver, bringing a new aspect to any contemporary interior.

The award-winning Archibald radiator (Lower picture), is also offered in a fresh colour variation, in a stunning brilliant beige quartz finish, which looks amazing on a bathroom wall.

Image4The latest colours not only complement current range of gorgeous colours and finishes, but also the newest sand colour fashion that will emerge all over the place in 2014.

Bisque has been a leader of the revolution in the radiator market for more than 30 years and was the first firm to launch designer radiators in the UK. Bisque’s products are available in more than 2,000 different shades and colours.

For more information and to browse Bisques comprehensive collections of designer radiators, visit the website.

Tel:   (01276) 605888

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Sonoro Introduces Smart Room Friendly Audio Systems

Image1Sonoro audio designs and makes premium audio systems in Germany. The company has introduced smart new systems specifically for bedroom, kitchen or living room living.

Existing new music systems are rarely smart enough to react to how you listen in a specific room.

Sonoro’s more sensitive design is offered in 4 new models to provide functionality tailored for particular living environments.

Sonoro’s new audio systems offer:

The sonoroGoLondon, is the ideal music system for the kitchen, in that it’s colourful, portable, durable and clutter resistant.

The sonoroSTEREO is compact but has a great stereo sound, making it the perfect system for a living room.

The sonoroRADIO and sonoroCD, are bespoke bedroom systems, planned to maximise bedside listening.

Sonoro is confident that it has developed the most responsive of room-friendly audio music systems, by employing the finest technologies, to provide easy operation in any living space,

Image2Prices: GoLondon £129, sonoroSTEREO £499, sonoroRADIO £249, sonoroCD £329. All systems are available in a variety of attractive colours.

Go to the website for more information and to view Sonoro’s innovative new room friendly music systems.

About Sonoro audio designs and develops first-class audio systems in Germany. The company presents innovative trends, with the most up-to-date mix of materials and colours and offers audio quality that adapts to your lifestyle.

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