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A new range of glasses have been launched by Lesser and Pavey.
These fine glasses come with detailed artwork and added texture by Lynsey Johnstone.
Lynsey Johnstone's early years were spent living in the rural settings of Dumfries and Galloway. The idyllic Scottish coastal scenery with extended views of rolling hills and glens, along with local livestock and wildlife, all influence her art - but it's the beauty and intense colours of her grandmother's garden that reflect most in her art today.
She mainly uses acrylics with other mixed media. The texture helps to create depth to the landscape and 'flicking paint' creates the chaos of wild grass and flowers - a picturesque pandemonium as can be seen in this glassware range.
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Geomagworld is the Runner-Up in the Editors' Choice awards 2020 with its green collection.
Each year, during the Toy Fair in London, the British Toy and Hobby Association organises the prestigious “Editors' Choice Awards", reserved for products that stand out during the event. In the 2020 edition, products from more than 260 exhibiting companies were compared and Geomagworld's innovative Green Collection, made with recycled materials, was among the most voted by the journalists present, coming runner-up in the ranking.
For 2020, the Swiss brand has taken a further step forward, introducing their first toys made with low environmental impact plastics and packaging into their catalogue.
The Magicube Full Color - 100 per cent Recycled Plastic line has new building blocks, now manufactured with 100 per cent recycled plastics and comes in special packaging made with 80 per cent recycled PET.
The Geomag Classics - 100 per cent recycled plastic line however is characterised by its magnetic rods, panels and bases produced using 100 per cent recycled plastics.
New materials, but still great fun: with the invisible forces of magnetism, Geomagworld's systems allow you to build infinite constructions and stimulate creativity and ingenuity through play.
For more information visit www.geomagworld.com
Britain’s oldest remaining luxury teddy bear manufacturer, Merrythought, which has created bespoke bears for everyone from One Direction to Prince Charles is celebrating its 90th birthday this year with a special limited-edition 90th commemorative teddy bear.
Just 300 unique bears have been produced for the celebration and will be on sale from Merrythought stockists and online at merrythought.com retailing at £199.
Gusta has been rapidly expanding across Europe as consumers embrace this beautiful and eclectic mix of ceramics, glassware and home décor.
The young Dutch lifestyle brand is distributed in the UK by My Gifts Trade, which will present Gusta alongside its other collections at Spring Fair 2020 (Hall 8 Stand C60-C71; B70-C71). With influences stretching from Mediterranean Spain to Scandinavia, Gusta celebrates each day and seizes on every moment to make something beautiful out of it.
Perfectly capturing the trend for mix and match tableware is Gusta's Out of the Blue collection, which enables customers to create their own style to suit any occasion. The different materials of porcelain and earthenware can help make any table setting into something really special, with robust bamboo trays for equally stylish service.
For more information visit: www.mygiftstrade.co.uk
For those looking to accessorise, check out the new 'fine grind' Melitta Calibra® grinder for your espresso maker.
It holds up to 375g of beans and features a built-in scale to make weighing your favourite blend easy. Choose between either a coarse, medium or fine grind with just the simple twist of a dial, making it simple to tailor your coffee to suit your individual tastes. The easy-to-read LCD display lets you know exactly which settings you've selected, so you're always in control of your coffee. And thanks to the dishwasher-safe components, you'll be able to keep your grinder working at its best, cup after cup.
The Calibra® by Melitta® is available via melitta.co.uk priced £125
It’s been a great year for Cyberjammies; in fact, one of its best.
The company's autumn/winter 2020 ranges will be delivered in three phases at regular intervals within the season. The first of these will launch in early June, followed by a phase two launch at the beginning of August with phase three launching in early September.
My favourite isn't till phase three, but it's worth waiting for. As the season closes, phase three's grand finale includes a seasonal red story, a fun penguin print and this stunning celestial print - so on trend!
Collections are sold online at www.cyberjammies.co.uk and throughout selected retailers UK wide including John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwick and many more.
For UK and Worldwide sales enquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01245 396821
In a year of environmental awareness, Valentine's Day 2020 promises to be a season of love - for the planet, not just our significant others.
Bella Middleton, the founder of Norfolk Natural Living, says: “last year, we spent a collective £710 million on Valentine's Day gifts in Britain. With nothing to suggest we won't spend even more this year; it's a fantastic opportunity for retailers to sell a whole manner of giftable items - not limited to cards.
“Our natural, lovingly hand-crafted skincare range; combined with our beautiful scented candles and room diffusers make thoughtful, long-lasting Valentine's gifts.”
Norfolk Natural Living's full range, including their Skincare collection as candles/diffusers are available at wholesale pricing in packs of six with no minimum order. Bella and her team can be contacted via email@example.com or the website www.norfolknaturalliving.com.
Based in Sri Lanka and already distributed in several other countries, Tikiri offers a safe, environmentally responsible alternative to plastic toys. It is estimated that 90 per cent of all plastic toys will end up in the ocean at some stage, so simply by avoiding products made from this material, both retailers and consumers can make a big difference to the health of our ocean life. Committed to the betterment of the Community, Tikiri has initiated a ‘clean beach’ project and, particularly during monsoon season, provides food, shelter and clothing to flood-affected families.
The super cute My First Tikiri range includes three different animal collections, including My First Tikiri Ocean Buddies, My First Tikiri Farm and My First Tikiri Safari. Dinosaurs, dragons, unicorns and other fairytale designs are also available. Products are manufactured from ethically sourced, organic, chemical-free rubber, eco-friendly cotton and other sustainable materials.
For further information, please visit www.tikiri-toys.com
This is a Good Guide - for a Sustainable Lifestyle by Marieke Eyskoot (BIS Publishers) - this is a great guide for a sustainable lifestyle. It's as simple as that. Would you like to live a bit more consciously, but don't know how? And rather not put much time, money or effort into it? Then this is the book for you.
It's filled with practical and positive tips regarding fashion, beauty, food, home, work and leisure, and shows that stylish and sustainable go very well together. And especially that it's about good, not perfect: about smart choices, doing what you can and what suits you. With this modern handbook, sustainable fashion and lifestyle expert Marieke Eyskoot makes green and ethical living fun and doable. The right addresses, beautiful brands, inspiring insights, surprising facts and useful solutions – exactly what you need. After all, doing good and feeling good at the same time: does it get any better than that?
For further information about the publisher, visit www.bispublishers.com
Following the success of Joe Davies scrabble sentiment range, some new pieces have been added to the collection. The original plaques and photo frames have been so successful that other products have been developed to match the range such as candle holders, coasters and peg clip frames.
New for 2020 are the scrabble standing table hearts and hanging hearts in captions for friends and family that all sit nicely with the original range.
The collection has a lovely shabby chic feel to it with a beautiful French cream and natural wood colour palette, the addition of the scrabble pieces and wooden hearts make the whole thing look handmade.
With fabulous RRP's of £3.99 - £9.99 they're a perfect gift to show a loved one you care.
Joe Davies has an abundance of new gifts to launch on its new stand in hall 3 K20/L21 at Spring Fair at the NEC February 2020.