Portmeirion, the award-winning UK tableware manufacturer, has introduced Ambiance, a striking new collection, which is set to make day to day entertaining more enjoyable than ever.
The Ambiance 24-piece collection offers a rustic combination of porcelain, glass and wood with an emphasis on casual dining and food sharing.
This collection is just the thing for sharing or serving and is designed for enjoyment of foodstuff from all over the world; ideal for lively gourmet get-togethers and cookery adventures.
Tudor Crystal is leading a renaissance in English hand crafted lead crystal, thanks to renewed interest in pure British made products.
It is now developing fresh glass patterns and shapes for both the international and UK markets, through its 30% lead crystal producing a higher clarity and brilliance to the glass.
The products are totally produced in its factory in Stourbridge, from raw material to the finished product, including traditional designs and new modern-day patterns that show much more transparent glass than previously. Several of the fresh patterns will be added to the Tudor gift-ware range
Drinkstuff has introduced a great collection of LSA Bar glass-ware to help keep you cool and fruity this summer.
The Bar Cocktail Jug created by Monika Lubkowska-Jonas plus the LSA Bar Cocktail Jug and stirrer, offer easy and modern options that are ideal for serving water or summer cocktails at dinner, to ensure that your guests are kept cool throughout the evening. Priced at Â£32.99 with stirrer.
The LSA Serve Punch Bowl and Ladle featured here, would enable you to serve up something quite unusual at the next party and suitable for anytime of year.
Planning a ‘Come Dine With Me’ party this winter, then why not treat your guests to a naughty after dinner tipple, served in the trendy bar@drinkstuff range?
The opulent Porto Decanter collection from Drinkstuff, presents the ideal utensils to enjoy the pleasant flavour of this digestif, permitting your guests to delight in the taste of the port as a true connoisseurs.
Emma Bridgewater is launching beautiful ceramic lamps in a new lighting range for autumn 2012.
The lamps will be available in four patterns, Sampler, Egg and Feather, Hellebore, (pictured here) and Polka Dot.
A new range of accessories for the home has been introduced by Peacock Blue, some of which would also make ideal gifts.
The vintage style Silvered Candlesticks in our picture, are made from glass and have an antique silvered finish. They are available in two sizes: H20cm priced at Â£15 or H27.5cm at Â£26.
The Posy Cushions have an antique inspired print. These linen scatter cushions are woven in a linen mill in Scotland and printed in England, so are a real British product. Available in Old Blue, Ivory and Duck Egg with a natural coloured reverse.
The cushions measure 45 x 45cm and are priced Â£45 each.
The Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld collection – his first ever line of crystal, designed for the Swedish glass designer, will launch exclusively in Harrods on 15 September 2011, followed by Selfridges as well as independent retailers on 15 October 2011.
Knowing the artistic excellence of Orrefors to be comparable with the world of high fashion, Karl Lagerfeld designed a collection in his own image: Clean-lined, subtle and functional. The first members of the Lagerfeld crystal family are champagne flutes and coupes and wine, water and liqueur glasses. Transparent, black or milky white, sometimes engraved with the KL monogram, the series typifies the Karl Lagerfeld ethos of ultra-strict lines. And in the spirit of the designerâ€™s well-known practicality, the series also includes monogrammed coasters, to prevent any trace of an errant drop on an immaculate tablecloth. Based on the same principle, the collection also features a large round bowl, a rectangular vase and a cylindrical vase, each poised on four crystal globes on transparent platforms. With its simple colour scale, its purity of lines and shapes, the flow of the material and the refinement of the details, each crystal contour of the Karl Lagerfeld series reflects timeless elegance.
The Karl Lagerfeld collection of Orrefors crystal will also be available in gift boxes containing pairs of monogrammed champagne flutes and separately sold boxes of engraved coasters to place under them.Prices for the Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld collection range from Â£65 to Â£1,000.
Treat mum to a gift that lasts with one of Emma Bridgewaterâ€™s beautiful iconic designs. Offering a fabulous choice of products from textiles to personalised pottery, prices start at just Â£10.
Scattered flowers tea towel Â£10.
Maxwell & Williams has launched a fabulous collection of colourful, practical home-wares for Spring 2011.
Sprinkles in our picture, is the latest range of table and serve-ware. Delicately patterned with white polka dots; made from stoneware and comes in three colour-ways aqua/blue, lime/green, and pink/lilac.
The range comprises three sizes of plate, four sizes of bowls, three sizes of jugs, a teapot, mugs, cup & saucer, salt & pepper, butter dish, and two sizes of rectangular trays. It is oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge safe. Prices start at Â£4.50 for a cup & saucer.
Peter Laytonâ€™s Romantic Glass Designs for Valentineâ€™s Day:
What could make a more personal Valentineâ€™s present than a unique heart-shaped work of art, created by one of Europeâ€™s most respected craftsmen?
Peter Layton is Europeâ€™s pre-eminent glass designer and his trademark use of rich colours, particularly reds.