The blog will be our way of keeping you more informed about what's going on behind the scenes at snowhome. Kyle and I will post the latest news on new stock arrivals, design ideas, things we like and informal reports about what we are up to.
It’s 6.30am , so this is a very quick post with some news that John was shortlisted for the Grand Designs Product of the Year. He made it to the last three from 800 entrants and picked up the highly commended award from Kevin MacCloud at last nights award ceremony.
We’ve just got back from ‘Ambiente’ the design fair in Frankfurt………what a great show! It was huge and filled with exciting and inspiring products, so I’m sure snowhome will have a few more best sellers to come as a result.
I’m sure Angus will be doing a nice big post about our trip to Frankfurt and some of the great finds, so I’ll finish here!
A great find for us at top drawer a few weeks ago. Pen Loop by the German company Leuchtturm. Leuchtturm have been around since 1917 making quality notebooks and diary’s claiming to be as original as the moleskine, whether they are or not we’re not sure but what we do know is that the pen clip is a great product.
I’ve just placed our first order for Bobble. Bobble is a new self filering water bottle , I have to say that I’m excited about their arrival.
Bobble is a simple idea that aims to reduce the environmental impact created by the global bottled mineral water industry. In the UK alone there were over two billion litres of bottled water drunk last year , thats a lot of money spent and a huge amount of empty plastic bottles. Each year nearly 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make these bottles, many of them up in landfill or floating in our oceans – not an elegant design solution.
The people at Bobble want to change the way we drink water; The bobble water bottle is made from recycled PET ( free from harmful phthalates and PVC )with a coloured carbon filter that filters tap water and can be used over 300 times before a new carbon filter is needed. You get great tasting healthy water each time you fill it.
It’s curvy form is designed by designer Karim Rashid who has designed, among other things, the Issey Miyake perfume bottle and watches for Alessi .
Hello and Happy 2011 to all blog readers.
These are new in and we love them. Tea towels by stuart Gardiner that show which British fruit and veg are in season. There is also another design showing seasonality of British wild foods. Now is the time to be gathering sloe berries, field mushrooms and crab apples. The tea towels are £9.95 and are selling like hot cakes in the shop, we will add them to our web store very soon.
Its always nice to receive a new product from a designer that we respect. The Ledge Shelf by Domesticity is such a good example of of a simple, functional and affordable product. We have both the white and black ones in stock and they cost £20 each. They will be added to the site in the next day or two.