Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Go on, Make a Stir

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Go on, Make a Stir

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Perfect for children's rooms .

Noolibird Toile de Jouy meets farm animals with Noolibird, a new mail-order company for children's rooms, set up by Lewes-based Nula Shearing, whose parents set up Clothkits back in the Seventies, and who has previously worked as a designer for Jane Churchill.

Expect fresh, bright furnishing fabrics (from [pounds sterling]7 a metre), curtains, bed linens, wallpapers and borders, suitable for babies and younger children's rooms.

Call 01273 858124 or see

Win a Spanish olive tree The Viva Espana Show Don't miss this Spanish lifestyle-and-property show, from this Friday to Sunday at Olympia.

We've got together with the organisers to give away 50 pairs of tickets (worth [pounds sterling]20 a pair) and, to one reader, an orange tree worth [pounds sterling]250.

To enter, email tickets@whatevercomms. putting Viva Espana/Homes & Property in the subject box and your name, address and phone number in the main email. Make sure it arrives by tomorrow midday.

The show is open 10am to 6pm on the Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are [pounds sterling]8 in advance and [pounds sterling]10 on the door.

For more information,call 0870 906 3764.

Get colour into the kitchen Cucina Direct Colour comes into the kitchen at Cucina Direct this spring. Colour-coded chopping boards ([pounds sterling]22.95 for a set of four) will be a boone to people who prefer different surfaces for meat, vegetables, fish and cooked foods.

The set of seven stacking melamine mixing bowls comes in the colours of the rainbow ([pounds sterling]39.95 the set), while French knife manufacturer Laguiole match them with vibrantly coloured handles ([pounds sterling]34.95 for a boxed set of six).

You'll find lots of other good things, too, in this excellent catalogue.

Call 0870 420 4300 or visit www.cucina

Classic Provencal wools Cabane Cabane, purveyor of Provencal products and the like, has expanded its range to include Pyrenean wool products made by a man called Pierre who recently revived a mill in his home town and got weaving the cosiest slippers, cushions and blankets. …

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