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This week: conjure up the mood of the Med; elegant porcelain tabletop cooking; cool summer salad bowls; easy picnics and more
Table grill and self-watering flowerpot

Ingenious grilling

Eva Solo
Imagine being able to grill your food over charcoal at your garden table. Now, thanks to the ingenious table grill (£211) from Eva Solo, you can. The elegant porcelain bowl, available in either black or white, has a handle and a stainless steel griddle pan. It’s heatproof and small enough to sit in the middle of the table.

Other great products include self-watering flowerpots (£35) and fridge carafes (£54.50) which come with zip-up neoprene covers in six vibrant new colours. London stockists include Skandium and Selfridges.

Madras-check cushions
For information about other stockists call ICTC on 01603 488 019.

Sweet dreams of a Greek island

Toast Home
Conjure up the mood of the Med with some help from Toast House&Home. Organic cotton Aegean bed linen, inspired by traditional Greek-island bedclothes, starts at £14 for a stripey pillowcase, up to £82 for a super-king duvet cover; double-sized parachute silk hammocks come in a choice of colours with metal hooks, strong rope to hang them and their own little bag for £55, while simple Madras-check cotton tablecloths are £25, plus £18 for a set of six matching napkins. Cushion covers in bright colours cost from £10-£20. See or call 0844 557 5200.

Green salad bowl

Cool as a cucumber

Joseph Joseph
Serve cool summer salads in Joseph Joseph’s eye-grabbing new salad bowl which comes with matching servers for £30 in green, black or white. Alternatively use it to serve pasta, fruit salad or plain fruit. Designed by Morph UK, the team behind some of Joseph Joseph’s other fabulous products, it is bound to be another hit. Available from

Carluccio's picnic feast

Picnicing made easy

Want an easy picnic? Carluccio’s will make up a feast for two from £45 including antipasti, panfried lamb cutlets, lemon cake, cheese and biscotti, plus wine or beer, all in a neat blue coolbag.

Order 48 hours in advance and collect from your nearest Carluccio’s. The company is giving three away to Homes and Property readers (worth £45 each). For information see

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before 1 July 2009.

Orange Brabantia bin
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The ultimate in bin chic

Match your kitchen bin to the colour of your walls or units using Brabantia’s new, personalised Colour Your Bin service, which is available on the 45- litre-sized bin through selected retailers and via the Brabantia website.

There are 200 shades to choose from, or you can come up with one of your own, and it will set you back around £275 plus delivery. For stockists call 0845 602 4877 or see

Striped canvas garden furniture

Garden discounts

Graham and Green
Striped canvas garden furniture starts from £49 for directors chairs or deckchairs and £69 for a matching parasol; folding nyatoh wooden tables are £89, while pretty acrylic filigree wine glasses in clear, green or lavender are £6.95.

Plates, pitchers and tumblers are also available. A set of six cherry blossom-pattern coloured glasses are £45 and tropical print floor cushions are £21.95.

Register online with the company and quote code M9ES and when you spend more than £35, receive a 15 per cent discount. Valid until 31 August 2009. See or call 0845 130 6622.

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