This company is a brilliant source of home essentials. It is constantly coming up with fresh ideas and new products, many of which have been requested by customers.
For fun family cooking at Easter there are bunny cookie cutters (£11.93), decorative egg wraps (£2.48 for 24 wraps), chocolate egg moulds (£3.46 for two large and 36 mini-eggs), cotton drill egg cosies (£8.84 for four), Belgian chocolate egg baskets (£9.97), a yellow pastry roller (£8.32), and everything else you could need to bake your way through the holiday.
Order online at www.lakeland.co.uk, or call 01539 488100.
Off your rocker
Just arrived at Aram, a haven for modern furniture, is the Eames RAR Rocker chair in a range of new plastic colours, including mustard yellow (pictured, £360).
It’s a versatile design classic and comfortable, too. Other new colours include mauve, cream and ocean.
Go to the Aram shop at 110 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2, call 020 7557 7557, or visit www.aram.co.uk.
Danish dishes of the day
Danish homeware company Rice has had such success with its range of colourful mix-and-match glazed Italian tableware that it has brought out a collection of pieces in new colours.
Rectangular ovenproof dishes come in small, medium or large, generous wide-lipped jugs for drinks or flowers are brilliant yellow, while oval tea cups come in every colour. For your nearest London stockists, visit www.rice.dk.
Nice and bright, but with a pleasing retro twist, is this new wallpaper from Sanderson, called Dandelion Clocks (£31 a roll), which comes in four off-beat colour combinations.
It is part of the new Options 10 collection of fabrics and wallpapers for all rooms in the home. Other designs include whimsical line drawings, simple lino prints and inky Chinese watercolours. Designed by the Sanderson studio together with contemporary UK designers.
For information about stockists, call 0844 543 9500, or visit www.sanderson-uk.com.
© Mark Cator
Book of the week
Victoria and Lucinda’s Flavour of the Month: A Year of Food and Flowers, by Victoria Cator and Lucinda Bruce (Marion Boyars, £15)
How to make a glorious Easter feast, including recipes for baby roast lamb with all the trimmings followed by chocolate profiteroles and simnel cake, is just one of many seasonal temptations, mouthwateringly pictured (right) in a volume to give and to keep. Follow throughout the year for the best flowers and food.
Don’t blend in
Heal’s is having a bold and colourful citrus yellow spring launch of new products including the Caroline yellow glass table lamp (£100), a yellow acrylic lounger by Kartell (£911), a Cube room divider screen (from £950 plus fabric) and a lemon-yellow Panton chair (£173).
There is even a yellow blender from Kitchenaid (£120) and a yellow upholstered rocking chair called the Soft Rocker (£1,565) by Committee for SCP.
For more information, call 0870 024 0780, or visit www.heals.co.uk.
Free London holiday activities for children and teenagers include Maypole dancing, craft workshops and an Easter treasure hunt, 10.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday 8 April.
Renew old forks, knives and spoons by creating clay handles on 15 April, 2pm to 4pm; make stained-glass-window biscuits on 17 April, 2pm to 4pm; and there is a high-rise fashion workshop on 25 April, 2pm to 4pm.
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, E2. Call 020 7739 9893, or visit www.geffrye-museum.org.uk.