Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

REALLY USEFUL Ideas & Bargains

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Alison Cork stocks up on fine wines, dreams of sunny days and smartensup with furniture from sustainable wood

Getting to grips with it Boring old wooden utensils make a stunning comebackwith Typhoon's Grip-It range. Combining sustainable beech with lime-colouredsilicone, these pieces are green in every sense.

Ergonomic handles with silicone banding ensure comfort, grip and control inthis cool kitchenware. Prices from [pounds sterling]2.

For more information, visit

Arm yourself against the sun The Appeal Group, known for awnings, has launcheda range of parasols. Using a cantilevered arm, the parasol can be angled whereit is most needed. Made of fade-resistant and water-resistant fabric, they comein eight colours. But prices are a singeing [pounds sterling]2,000.

For more information, call 0800 975 5757, or visit

A cantilevered arm will help position your Appeal Group parasol just where youneed it Freebie of the week Ilux's digital shower and bath fillers range putsyou in control in the bathroom. DW Burns ( has one of thelargest showrooms in Surrey, with a big range of sophisticated bathrooms,kitchens and accessories. It is offering readers the chance to win astate-of-the art ilux digital shower system worth [pounds sterling]925. To enter, visithomesand, or text "ILUX", followed by your name, to 87233(texts cost 50p plus your standard network rate). Giveaway closes 23 May.

Ilux digital shower ([pounds sterling]925), from DW Burns

Getting wired Garden Requisites uses traditional methods to make hand-wovenEnglish wirework for arches, trellises, canopies, porches and bespoke pieces.

The firm will be at this year's Chelsea Flower Show (stand PW31).

For more information, call 01225 851 577, or visit

Sustainable living Herefordshire-based company Wormelow Home & Garden has tworanges of Indonesian teak garden furnitureSimply Teak and the new Alloy Teak that are both made from Grade "A"sustainable wood.

For a limited period, it is including its 72cm oil jar (worth [pounds sterling]189) free withany purchase of its octagonal teak dining set ([pounds sterling]999, plus delivery). …

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