Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Summer Sizzlers

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Summer Sizzlers

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Shades of glory Boushka Is it a lamp shade or is it a chandelier? It is both. Former artist-turned-interior stylist Laura Sole has just launched a lighting company called Boushka, and makes lasercut acrylic lamp shades both with and without glass crystal beading.

The designs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, costing from [pounds sterling]120 for a simple shade up to about [pounds sterling]400 for an intricate chandelier.

She will also create bespoke pieces.

Sole is looking for London stockists, but for now you can see and buy the range online at www.boushka.

co.uk, or call 020 8947 2461.

A softer touch Feather & Black What used to be known as The Iron Bed Company, famous for its twiddly wrought-iron bedsteads, has been bought by Feather & Black and is changing its look to something softer and fresher. The new Olivia range of whitepainted furniture has clean, good looks and solid structures. You can expect to pay from [pounds sterling]99 for a bench and up to [pounds sterling]899 for an eight-drawer chest of drawers and wardrobe. The bed base is available with extra wicker baskets for underbed storage. You can order bespoke headboards and valances, too. For details of your nearest branch, call 01243 380600, or visit www.featherandblack.com.

Space saver Freezer Lock From the company that introduced Lock & Lock food storageware comes the Freezer Lock range of stacking containers specially designed to save space in your freezer. Each container clicks onto the other and has a non-stick base.

From [pounds sterling]4.50 for the two-piece set up to [pounds sterling]12.50 for the larger three-piece set.

For mail order and details of local stockists, call 01254 503780, or visit www.jwpltd.co.uk..

Living is easy Selfridges SELFRIDGES has everything you need for another scorching summer, from its collection of original vintage gardening tools (from [pounds sterling]9.50), to state-ofthe-art Dan Cook barbecues and bucket grills (left, from [pounds sterling]20). You will also find a collection of hardwood furniture from Indian Ocean, picnic hampers (right, from [pounds sterling]65), and jazzy melamine plates and platters from French Bull (from [pounds sterling]6. …

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