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Don't miss the Graham and Green half price sale, add a touch of summer to your garden with a stripey deck chair, and the latest brightly coloured kitchenware
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Colour wash

Get a splash of raspberry, orange or strawberry from your morning shower with Grohe’s new Rainshower showerheads. There are six to choose from and each comes with an eco-button to reduce water usage by up to 40 per cent by adding air into the waterflow. They cost from £113 and can be fitted to all standard shower hoses.

Call 0871 200 3414, or visit

Blue/white deckchair

Shore thing

Garden Trading
Beach blue bistro table and chairs (£135 the set) or stripey blue-and-white deckchairs (£60) from Garden Trading are just some of the new products that herald summer’s arrival.

Complete the seaside theme with a windbreaker (£90) or the sturdy table and two stools (£300) set that folds away for the car boot.
Call 0845 608 4448, or visit

Black/ivory chest of drawers

Price less

Graham and Green
Furniture, lighting, mirrors and home accessories are going to be sold at up to half price over the weekend. Examples include a gold trianon mirror from £695 down to £347.50, raspberry jewel lamp from £85 to £42.50 and black/ivory chest of drawers from £1,395 to £697.50.

29 to 31 May, 10am - 3pm, at Unit 2b Capital Interchange Way, TW8 0EX. Off the Chiswick Roundabout. or call 0845 130 6622.

Lemon press

Steaming hot

That’s a Good Idea
New platinum-silicone steam cases from Spanish company Lekue might come in two sizes and, since they go in the microwave, can cut fish or veg cooking times to a couple of minutes. They are also fridge, freezer and dishwasher safe (regular £23/large £40).

Other good ideas include a silicone lemon press (right, £5.95). Call 01254 503780 or visit

Dining chair

East to west

Vice Versa
Filmmaker-turned-art collector and shopkeeper Yoram Eshkol-Rokach has brought a touch of Sri Lanka to Shoreditch with the opening of his new boutique-cum-gallery Vice Versa, which sells an original mix of furniture and collectables that fuse eastern and western tastes.

Classic Louis XIV-style dining chairs with a twist (£595 each), volcanic-inspired ceramics by Ajith Manjula (from £180) and Victorian cast iron grates recycled as coffee tables (from £395) in colourful painted frames are just some of the products on offer.

23 Bateman’s Row, EC2. Call 020 7739 6123 or visit


Swiss twist

Kuhn Rikon
The Swiss knife manufacturer that introduced us to colourful carbon-bladed knives with matching sheaths has launched a new range of silicone kitchenware and gadgetry, including a rainbow-coloured balloon whisk (small £9.95/large £12.95), ergonomic tin openers in five bright new colours (£10.95) and child-friendly silicone-tipped spoons and spatulas shaped like birds.

Call 01902 458410 or visit

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