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Kitchen Eye Candy - A New Generation of Appliances PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:31

Add instantaneous wow to kitchen worktops with the arrival of four boldly designed small kitchen appliances from Panasonic. With on trend colour options to suit different style preferences from high gloss white or black to a grey or violet glass finish for the more design savvy consumer; the colours provide a striking counterpoint to the seriously smooth and robust stainless steel finish.

Inject neutral and cool colours with this iconic range - perfectly suited to kitchens with the same main palette or add punch by fashionably accenting to create a sophisticated contrast. For those looking to brighten and update a tired kitchen scheme, this colourful new range is the perfect solution.

Zeena Hill, Marketing Manager, Kitchen Appliances, Panasonic UK says:

‘Fusing on trend cool tones with this season’s ‘New Japan’ trend, this iconic new collection channels simple, clean horizontal lines and sophisticated design that captures the essence of calm minimalism, setting a new benchmark for idiosyncratic interior style.’

Ergonomically and thoughtfully designed to sit flush against a wall or neatly in a corner, particular attention and importance has been given to the innovative use of high quality materials that further assure iconic design status for the new range.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:07




The Lighting Store is selling all it's ex-display and stock from Allders of Croydon department, the department store which closed its doors last week.

With a range of beautiful ceiling, floor, pendant and chandeliers, alongside lamps and shades there are some outstanding bargains to be had with top designer pieces available at 50% off ticket price.

Everything is available from The Lighting Store's Finchley Road store. 

Fading into a Bohemian Fall - 30 August 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 September 2012 04:00

Fading into a Bohemian Fall

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Say Cheese... Sandwich of the Month marks 250 years PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 September 2012 03:52


Date: 29th August 2012


One of Britain's favourites has been chosen by the British Sandwich Association as its Sandwich of the Month in September - Cheddar Cheese with Branston Pickle.

Not only is Cheddar number one with consumers making sandwiches at home but it is also a top favourite when we go out and buy our sarnies at lunchtime. Indeed, the Association calculates that we eat over 20,000 tonnes of Cheddar in commercially made sandwiches every year. Coupled with Branston Pickle, which is another consumer favourite, an astounding 119 million cheese and pickle sandwiches are consumed every year*.

Coinciding with British Cheese Week later in the month (September 22-30), the Association is featuring a Classic Ploughman's as its sandwich for September, with a good dollop of Branston pickle to add a bit of extra flavour.

Throughout the month sandwich bars across the UK will be featuring this traditional sandwich.

White Dove & Wonder PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 September 2012 03:47

Reclaimed and Remade


Art and antiques dealer, Susan Gaston, has taken her love affair with the trade her family has been in for three generations - shoes - to create stunningly unique, handmade pieces for the home using vintage 1930s wooden shoe lasts, crafted by one of the finest shoe factories in Northampton.

Table linen for stylish Christmas and New Year entertaining PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:46


from MYdrap napkins on a roll

MYdrap napkins on a roll have added to their extensive range of colours and sizes with a selection of 100% cotton or linen placemats and napkins to make dressing the Christmas dinner table or accessorising Christmas parties stylish and simple for overworked hosts this Christmas and New Year.


Sleep Council Recipe: Tips for a Good Sleep PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:25

Nod off with a ‘biryawni’ or hit snooze central with a banana! The right food can definitely help get you in the mood for sleep.

According to The Sleep Council, certain foods are known to aid sleep – in exactly the same way that caffeine is known to disrupt it. As well as sleeping on a good bed in a well ventilated, dark and quiet room, achieving a great night’s sleep can be affected by what you eat in the hours before bedtime.

Says Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council: “Certain foods are known to calm the brain and help promote sleep so eating the right things before bedtime is definitely part of the recipe for a good night’s kip.

“While we don’t recommend eating a big meal just before bedtime as it can lead to discomfort and indigestion, some people find a bedtime snack a helpful aid to sleep.

“The best is one that contains complex carbohydrates and protein and perhaps some calcium – which is why dairy products are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.”

Choosing the right ingredients was certainly the thinking behind chef Gurpareet Bains’ so-called’ biryawni’. He claims his lamb masala recipe has an insomnia-fighting effect thanks to the inclusion of an oil with intoxicating effects and nutmeg which contains a psychoactive substance that aids sleep.

Other foods known to aid restful sleep include:

  • Dairy products such as yoghurt and milk – because calcium is effective in stress reduction and stabilisation of nerve fibres, including those in the brain.
  • Green leafy vegetables such as cabbage and spinach are also rich in stress reducing calcium.
  • Low sugar, whole grain cereals – complex, carbohydrate-rich foods increase the availability of tryptophan in the bloodstream. Tryptophan is the amino acid that the body uses to make sleep-inducing serotonin and melatonin, the relaxing neurotransmitters that slow down nerve traffic and stop the brain buzzing.
  • Bananas – an excellent source of magnesium and potassium which help relax overstressed muscles. They also contain all-important tryptophan to stimulate production of those key brain calming hormones.
  • Almonds are another winner as they contain magnesium which promotes both sleep and muscle relaxation. They have the added benefit of supplying proteins which help maintain a stable blood sugar level while sleeping and switch the body from alert adrenaline cycle to rest-and-digest mode.
  • Most fish – it contains vitamin B6 which again encourages production of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness. Chick peas similarly contain vitamin B6 and are again helpful in aiding restfulness.
Feel the funky flow with Vorwerk Carpets PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 10:28
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Feel the funky flow with Vorwerk Carpets

Retro style combines with cutting-edge design to create Flow, a shaggy carpet from Vorwerk that will generate a cosy interior this autumn.

Featuring a high shaggy pile tufted onto a mesh-like base material in horizontal rows, Flow has an undulating three dimensional quality enhanced by alternating black mesh strips nestled between the ribbons of carpet. Offering a unique underfoot feeling, Flow will transport interior spaces back to the 70s for a full-on funky look.

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