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LIGHTIN

New light – tin from Thomas Stanley. Thomas is a recent graduate from Northumbria University and has since launched his own design practice, Lightin is his first product available commercially and it retails for £34.95.
Lightin utilises a very minimal CNC bent wire frame, which neatly wraps it’s self around a standard beer can, the recycled beer can encases an LED spotlight bulb that is capable of lasting 50,000 hours if left on constantly, thats 5 years and 7 months or 20 halogen bulbs.
I think it’s cool, although I’m sure Angus would much prefer it with a wine bottle on the end 😉
Also lightin has been designed and manufactured in the UK.
John
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WINDOW

A pic to show the Christmassy window as promised. It’s a collection of logs, polystyrene, kapow lights and some rather nice ply wood shelving that John knocked up a couple of weeks ago. The Orla Kiely ceramics are selling like hot cakes.

Talking of cakes, we’re doing a late night shopping evening tonight but things have been less than busy ( quiet ). I’ve eaten most of the mince pies that were destined for hungry shoppers.
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CHRISTMAS WINDOW



With only 41 days to go until the big day its time for us to put in our christmas window. Look out for a new blog post in the morning.

Above you can see a couple of snaps from last years window! It consisted of stag head hangers (designed&made by us) Mounted onto some unfinished rough cut timber mounts. Each stag head hanger was wearing a white-t with the names of the reindeer printed on in 72pt helvetica. The floor was lots of little polystyrene S’s commonly used for packaging.
NICE!
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OCTOBER WINDOW


NEW month NEW window. This is the last window display we will probably be having before the XMAS window and it’s one I really like. The window is the creative work of Angus, but because I was in the shop late enough last night for it to get dark, I thought I’d take a few snaps for the blog.
Products in the window:
Book rest light – Sang Jin Lee – £40 (featured in previous blog)
I’m as big as… – snowhome – £9.95
Leaf – Orla Kiely – £7.90
Tunhock Teacakes – Gillian Kyle – £7.90
Apple&Pears – Lotta Kuhlhorn – £7.90
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TILT

Here’s a couple of pictures showing our new window display that promotes the tilting glasses and carafe by Sagaform. The display is part of a competition open to UK Sagaform stockists, first prize is a 4* trip to Stockholm so fingers crossed.

The glasses and carafe have curved bases making them almost impossible to knock over. We will be adding them to our site soon.
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SPUDSKI WINDOW

Another rainyday, another window display………….to celebrate the great Spudski design by Black&Blum we thought we’d remind our customers that MASH is the perfect comfort food to get them through the endless grey damp and cold months.

The window display shows a great recipe for mash, click on the image to enlarge it and have a good read. Spudski’s are available in store and through our online shop for a great price of £11.50.Click here to buy online.

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