The exclusive Urban Chic range is made using reclaimed wood salvaged from old buildings in places such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan Southern India
The wood used is generally between 50 and 150 years old and is assembled by skilled craftsmen who create this colourful and interesting furniture
As each piece in the range is hand finished using a unique blend of reclaimed timbers, every item is truly individual
A beautifully made steel outer frame gives a fantastic urban edge and offers great structural rigidity

 

 

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Tegu Blocks are built to foster curiosity. The mystery of magnets offers an experience that starts with marvel and joy. The very first “click-clack” of two blocks coming together sparks an instant magical discovery. Simple magnets and blocks become so much more, and Boundless Play is off and running.

 

Tegu believe that every child possess the unhindered ability to build, create, and imagine. And they aren’t only creating towering block structures and backyard tree forts, they are building their futures.

 

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Making a Timberkit is to step into the whole world of Automata, ingenious moving models and scenes. It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and a fascinating education and hobby for children and adults of all ages.

Amaze your friends! No special knowledge or skills needed, just a little time and patience to follow the instructions.In these safety conscious electronic times most of the mechanisms we depend on are well hidden so we never get to see how things work.

Take a look at the building blocks of our mechanical world. Assemble the wooden cams, push rods, levers and cranks and understand what makes it tick.After you have made the model you can paint, varnish or customise it in your own personal way then try another!

Timberkits span ages from 7 upwards with designs of varying complexity and a wide range of themes to suit all interests and make excellent gifts for all occasions.Enjoy the warmth of the natural wood, sourced from sustainable forestry and fully machined with no further need for specialist tools.

Minimum age recommended 8 years. Adult supervision may be required. Kit is supplied in an unbuilt form.

 

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Capventure is a manufacturer based in the Netherlands, primarily producing themed kitchen tools and tableware. The Cabanaz range is inspired by the classic styling of a fifties American Diner and covers everything, from napkin dispensers to wine coolers… a truly unforgettable mix of home gifts and quirky interiors.

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Add some colour to your freshly brewed tea with the new T-Bird swing by QDO. This quirky little infuser has been designed to prep a perfect cuppa every time, is easy to use and practical to boot! Simply fill the T-Bird with tea, pop on top of your cup and allow your fresh tea leaves to infuse

 

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As we wave goodbye to summer and the dark nights draw in, it’s time to take a slower pace of life and enjoy the delights that autumn brings. We’re a massive fan of Sloe Gin and believe you’ll enjoy a cosy night in next to a burning fire with a glass of our favorite berries just as much as us!

Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn and are one of the last fruits to remain on the trees before the winter draws in. Sloes look very attractive on the blackthorn and cluster together around the branches like bunches of grapes, unfortunately the taste of the fruit doesn’t match its attractive appearance, as they are incredibly sour. Many believe that you should wait until the first frost to pick sloes, but generally they are best from around September, following a bout of cold weather and autumn showers. However this year is a little different, due to our very mild winter last year, followed by a warm spring and those summer showers, sloes have started to appear earlier, much to our enjoyment. Our weird and wonderful weather has tricked the sloes in to thinking its autumn already and that frosts are on their way, so a bumper crop has grown ahead of schedule.

Sloes and gin are a match made in heaven, so try your hand at creating your own by storing the sloes in a jar with white sugar and gin. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for a few months and shake the bottle every few days. By the time Christmas comes around you’ll have a gorgeous dark liqueur which can be drank neat or with tonic. Make your own this autumn with this easy recipe – well you’ve got to make the most of this bumper crop haven’t you?!

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Ingredients

500g ripe sloes

250g sugar

1 liter of gin

Method

To prepare the sloes before bottling you can prick each one with a pin or a great tip we have picked up is put the sloes in the freezer as this will break down their structure so no need to spend hours pricking them.

Put the sloes in to a large preserving jar and pour over the sugar and the gin.

Seal the jar and shake.

Shake the jar every day until the sugar has dissolved.

Store in a dark cupboard and after about three months strain out the sloes through muslin.

Pour the gin into a sloe gin bottle.

Your sloe gin will now be perfectly fine for drinking but for an enhanced taste, store the sloe gin in a dark cupboard for as long as possible, even years will be fine.

The PIFCO Brand has been established for over 100 years and has become a strong premium brand in its market sector of consumer electronics.

The PIFCO Brand has over the years become synonymous with all forms of lighting, personal care, travel, airtreatment and batteries with a reputation for quality and innovation. Now Pifco has launched a full range of Low Energy bulbs.

PIFCO …. Its a Way of Life !!

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