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Bialetti Moka Express Aluminium Stovetop Coffee Maker - £14.99
The original and the best, the Bialetti Moka celebrates more than 80 years of classic design elegance and technological simplicity. From the early 1950s to the present day, Bialetti has manufactured over 200 million coffee makers. In particular, the Moka Express has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee.
BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL BODY SCRUB TOWEL - £24
Infused with Binchotan activated charcoal, this Japanese body scrub towel affords a little extra exfoliation and will leave skin feeling super-soft and refreshed. The two grey hues indicate a coarse and gentle texture, and offers the towel a minimal appeal. After use, slather skin with your favourite body oil or moisturiser for best results.
DONABE STEAMER - £150
The donabe steamer lets chefs at home or in a professional kitchen cook a variety of dishes with precision and without unruly oils or fat-heavy butter. With holes in the lid to let steam escape, the removable ceramic tray within can hold meats or vegetables above the boiling water below it. As a result of being cooked by steam, juiciness and brightness is afforded without the heaviness of frying.
Daisho Garlic Flavour Japanese BBQ Sauce
This bbq sauce is unlike North American iterations: it’s less viscous, less sweet and has a bold flavour with just the right amount of umami. Additionally, it’s made with simple ingredients (including non-GMO soy sauce, cane sugar, organic garlic, ginger and green onion) rather than filler oils and preservatives.
PHAIDON GREEN ESCAPES - £17
Toby Musgrave’s Green Escapes is a 384-page guide to the world’s most secluded, tucked-away or “secret” gardens. Ranging from rooftop terraces to tiny parks, community gardens and more, the comprehensive list covers a vast number of open-to-the-public locations. It’s a thoughtful guide for those who want to visit gardens while traveling, or others simply exploring their own city.
Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery - £8.99
Emma Sibley’s Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is quite literally a little book packed with inspiration for plant-enthusiasts especially those attempting to create a garden in a small space. With a breakdown of 60 popular plants, Sibley explains how to care for them and and includes notes on what to expect height, growth, flowering, and more.
Flyte Lyfe Planter - £230
Unlike any pot you likely own, this Lyfe planter from Flyte levitates. With a base made from oak, ash and walnut, the 12-sided planter hovers above—with no strings, devices or stands connecting the two. Magic, art, science and nature collide in this clever creation.
HAWS V200 10-Ounce Plant Mister, Brass
This brass Victorian-style mist-sprayer can hold 300ml of water and is notably more sophisticated than the various plastic versions available. Over time, the brass will also develop a patina, adding further character. As many green thumbs know, not all plants want to be misted (also keep in mind humidity, seasons and more) so while it’s a useful tool, it’s not for everybody in your plant family.
The Japanese Garden - £50
Across 300+ pages, garden designer Sophie Walker explores the magic of the Japanese Garden—from 800 years of history to the various aesthetics and philosophies incorporated. Undeniably, the Japanese garden is an art form of its own, and a living one. This book features 100 examples—with accompanying essays and notes by artists, architects and more.
Diva - Watering Can - £35
A design classic by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio the Diva The "Diva" Watering can, designed by Eero Aarnio, has a comma-like shape thrusting upwards towards the top of the spout, almost an expression of movement even when the object is not in use. "I believe that above all, utilitarian products should be functional, pleasing to the eye, pleasing to touch, and if they happen to bring a smile to your face all the better. That's a big plus and sometimes it's reason enough to buy the product."
Art for Baby: High-Contrast Images by Eleven Contemporary Artists - Board Book - £18
Newborn babies can't see in colour, using that as a base artists Josef Albers, Patrick Caulfield, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and David Shrigley got together with the NSPCC to make a collection of black and white works perfect for babies.
Logitech MX Vertical - £92.99
For the workaholics out there, the only mouse thats really worth your time is the ergonomic MX vertical. It won a red dot award for design in 2019 and is the only mouse thats been through thorough ergonomic testing. It's also USBC (so its future proof)
MOON - THE AREA OF INFLUENCE - £25
Legendary DJ/producer/composer Jeff Mills (aka The Wizard) is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by releasing a conceptual album inspired by the moon. Available as a double-LP (or on CD), the record, called Moon — The Area of Influence, will be made up of Mills’ nuanced, cinematic and Detroit-rooted techno. In his words, “This album and the imagination that helped to produce it should be considered as a proposition with open-endedness and no foreseeable conclusion.
JOY DIVISION: THE ORAL HISTORY - £20
Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner