Joseph Joseph add more steel to their range

Oct 01

Joseph Joseph add more steel to their range

Joseph Joseph have just launched some additions to their stainless steel range the 100 collection.

In addition to the elevate utensils and index chopping boards launched earlier this year you can now get the bread bin, storage jars and nest in a brushed steel finish.

If like me you have a weakness for stainless steel you wont be able to resist getting some of these for your kitchen.

 

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Showerhead Water Feature

Oct 01

Showerhead Water Feature

I love this unusual water feature I spotted at Chelsea Flower Show . Its made using the Grohe Rainshower Icon shower heads and this design works brilliantly resulting in a fantastic sculptural & contemporary water feature. Its certainly given me some food for thought for when I start designing my own garden and it has been added to the list of items to have when we re do the bathroom. The shower heads are available in a wide variety of colours to suit your taste or decor and are very affordable.

Landscape designer Juliet Sargeant created the iconic stand ‘DrainArt’. The showerhead feature was used alongside Aquascape linear drains & lighting by Lateral Design studio within a lush green planting scheme.

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Joseph Joseph adds style to any kitchen

Oct 01

Joseph Joseph adds style to any kitchen

Over the last few years brand Joseph Joseph has been going from strength to strength and I am sure most people will now be familiar with at least some of their products, after all they are now sold in all major department stores. It is hard to believe they have in actual fact just celebrated 10 years of business.

I first came into contact with the brand 3 years ago when we purchased the index chopping boards.

With each wave of new products launched I invariably see something I just have to have and I now have quite a collection of items all of which have added style and function to my kitchen.

The list of products I currently own includes the index chopping boards, arena dish drainer, melamine bread bin, elevate utensils, Y grinder salt and pepper mill, adjustable rolling pin, ice cube trays and drawer-store cutlery tray. You might say I am addicted.

I think the success of the brand comes down to great design. Each item has been designed with both style and function in mind so they look great and perform just as well, often using new and innovative technology.

The latest wave of new products includes a duo cheese knife set, the two knives cleverly lock into each other with magnets and a new drawer-store for keeping your draws tidy and organised and with a holder to store used carrier bags. I did also see some new products at the spring fair which are yet to be released, I will tell you about these soon.

To view and purchase all the products in the Joseph Joseph range you can go to their website www.josephjoseph.com

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Fabulous Jewellery from Heather O’Connor

Sep 26

Fabulous Jewellery from Heather O’Connor

Heather is another great designer I have discovered .

Her jewellery and silversmith work is both stylish and superbly crafted.

She often combines silver with contrasting structural materials such as wood or concrete to give her work a unique modern twist.

In particular I love the silver and concrete cufflinks, the contrast of textures and colours and the graphic form balance each other perfectly.

Even with her all silver pieces such as the pillow necklace the texturing of the silver adds contrast to the simple graphic shape of the pendant.

Heather has her own studios in South West London but often exhibits at shows such as Origin.

To view more of her work or to see where she will be next exhibiting you can visit her website www.heatheroconnor.com

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Elegant statement Jewellery

Sep 25

Elegant statement Jewellery

I came across Sarah Herriot’s work at Craft Centrals open studios. This is usually a twice yearly event where designer makers open up their workshops in the craft central buildings in Clerkenwell for the public to view and buy their work.

Sarah’s designs are simple, graphic forms however much thought has been put into creating such items of elegance. When you stop to look and reflect you can see they are not quite as simple as they first appear and you can see how engineering and problem solving play their part in her designs and solutions.
They are great statement pieces that are sure to get noticed and stand the test of time.

Particular favourites of mine are the escalator pendant which gets its name from the inspiration for the series, the tread of an escalator. Equally I love a number of her rings from the manhattan, parametric and twist and shout collections.

You can view more of her work on her website www.sarahherriot.com

She will be at the next open studios which are on the 16th – 19th May for further info visit www.craftcentral.org.uk

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Chef’n Palmzester

Sep 24

Chef’n Palmzester
Chef’n Palmzester

Chef’n Palmzester

Anybody who knows me will know I have a weakness for kitchen gadgets. As a child my weakness was stationery however this progressed to kitchenalia as I moved into adulthood.

I was planning on making an orange cake which required orange zest and I came across this gadget at Sainsburys whilst doing the weekly food shop.

I tried it out making my orange cake and it worked perfectly. It neatly captures the zest in the compartment and produces a lovely fine zest.

There are plenty more items in the chef’ n range including the palmpeeler which I hear works very well. You can view the full range of products on their website  www.chefn.com.

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