Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Talented Mr Morris

One of the nicest compliments I heard recently was a customer saying that she recognised the design eye in the products we choose - we're really pleased that it shows!

 I asked Ian about his favourite products one day and he instantly chose the range of cards by Mark Herald for Art Angels!  Mark’s charming work is "informed by a fascination with the natural world".......Inspired to celebrate this delightful range - Ian set about painting a backdrop for our first Spring inspired window!  

in situ in our middle window - with cushions by Lush Designs, Finlay Fox and Billie Badger felted slippers and new in for spring - grow your own plant kits from Canova!

New in too from PiP Studio - Chinese Rose Design White Dinner & Side Plates.  Why not pop by and pick up this fabulous PiP Studio Royal PiPland shopper absolutely free with all purchases over £30!

Brimming with joyful, playful, "Ditsy" and Bright Ideas!  The 'This Week' planner from Caroline Gardner's "Say So" range is an inspired "Mother's Day" Gift!  -  put a Spring in your step with a visit soon!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

If it's not Chilly's, it's not cool!

If it's not Chilly's, it's not cool

Chilly's Bottles are a revolutionary new water bottle, built using double wall vacuum insulation, meaning they will keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for up to 18 hours.

They're stylish and environmentally friendly, and due to their size you'll want to take your Chilly's bottle with you everywhere.

We are always keen to show our support for local talent and innovative products so when James Butterfield showed us Chilly's back in 2012 we placed our first order!

"You can have it in any colour - as long as it is black" 

When Chilly's first launched it was only available in black and (although very stylish) many customers fed back that other colours would be great too.  To launch the new range of colours James had the clever idea of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo!

This platform raised finance to cover the production costs the target was £7,500 and they had three weeks to reach that goal. With unbelievable support from friends, family and Indiegogo members they were able to surpass the target and raise £8,867.

Fast forward to January 2014 and we are really proud to be the first shop to take delivery of the new technicolour chilly's.

So Why Chilly's?

24 hours cold
Ice cold drink wherever you go

18 hours hot
Careful drinking hot drinks…
Chilly’s works a little too well

Not going to destroy your bag

Outer shell stays at room temperature
No condensation or burnt hands

Preserves flavour & freshness
Drinks that taste as they should


ps the red one makes a great Valentine Gift!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

We love Archway - Share the Love!

Cupid is out and about in Archway, shooting his arrows in the form of these "I love Archway" pin badges.  

We are as delighted as our customers are that here is such a buzz around Archway right now so let's celebrate the area and share the love - pop in store and pick up your "I love Archway" badge for just £1.50 and enter yourself in our Valentine's Draw for this amazing Pamper Hamper.

Ian will draw the winning ticket on wednesday 12th February and the winner will be notified by email and text!

Our quirky "Archway N19" range of candles and postcode coasters were popped into so many stockings this Christmas! The Archway Branded range has proved so popular we are expanding the range all the time.  Loads of new products to be launched soon!

p.s have you seen our Archway History Board on Pinterest?  Have a look and share any pictures you'd like to see there!