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Big reductions in OKA's summer sale (above) and good deals in Luma's online clearance store; win a Kitchenaid mixer worth more than £600; and more
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Fair trade throws

Fair trade, fair buy

The company known for fair trade, organic bedding, towels and cashmere blankets is offering good deals in its online clearance store. Get 50 per cent off cotton bed linen seconds, 20 per cent off waffle-weave blankets and half-price velour robes (down to £34.50). Call 020 8748 2264, or visit

Mixing a new shade

Win a Kitchenaid mixer worth more than £600
Kitchenaid stand mixer
It may be 90 years old but the design of the Kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer is still a kitchen favourite, thanks to its tough good looks and wide range of attachments. To mark its 90th anniversary, Kitchenaid has introduced a new shade called Candy Apple (think glossy red nail polish) which comes with a new pasta-shape press attachment that makes everything from fusilli to spaghetti.

Kitchenaid has one stand mixer and a Kitchenaid cookbook (together worth more than £600) to give away to one lucky reader.

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before 23:59 on 12 August 2009.

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Go shopping

Look out for big reductions in OKA’s summer sale, including the nearly white Saltire coffee table reduced from £515 to £359, the large blue and white Sanskrit rug (305cm by 245cm), down from £550 to £467, and charming driftwood mirrors (below) down from £175 to £149.

There are lots more reductions to be found at OKA while stocks last. Visit

The Blaze table, parasol and a pair of chairs

A place in the sun

John Lewis
John Lewis has simple string hammocks you can attach to trees or sturdy posts in bright red or yellow (£14.50), flame scatter cushions at £12 and bright striped beach towels priced £17.50.

The Blaze table, parasol and a pair of chairs (pictured) is also great value at £96 including free delivery. Call 0845 604 9049, or visit

Set of four Art Nouveau brass hanging lanterns

Find some brass for this sale

Take advantage while everyone is away and bid for bargains at the forthcoming Interiors auction at Christie’s South Kensington on Tuesday. This sale is jam-packed with beautiful furniture and objects. A white wrought-iron console table in Art Nouveau style with a marble top is estimated at £1,800 to £2,500, a pretty French mirrored glass dressing table at £500 to £800, and a set of four Art Nouveau brass hanging lanterns (pictured) from £500 to £800.

Viewing from Saturday. For more, visit

Squint-upholstered chandelier

Hang around

If you love the Liberty look, make time to visit the West End store to see a Squint-upholstered chandelier (right, a one-off at £1,200) and Meg Mathews’s range of wallpapers (£89 a metre), both made using Liberty prints and fabrics.

There is also a range of new designs by six British artists, including Grayson Perry, who has come up with a fabric collection using bonnets, bicycles and teddy-bear motifs. Other specially commissioned merchandise includes printed cushions and notebooks.

At Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, W1, from 8 August to 2 September. For more information, visit

Colourful baby bedding and accessories

In primary colours

Colourful designs from the Seventies by the iconic German designer Thorsten Van Elten get a new lease of life in byGraziela’s first range of bedding and baby accessories. Cheery motifs in primary colours, including numbers, trees, ducks and trucks, adorn pure percale cotton.

Cot duvet sets £34; bumpers £32; single duvet sets £54; plus matching pyjamas and nighties £28. For more details, visit

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