Word on the street is.. graffiti is so awesome.
Q I am looking for graffiti-style art. I tried doing some myself but it looked like I had vandalised my home.
A Digetex's new Urban Graffiti range will take centre stage in any home. The collection takes inspiration from street art and features bold graphic 80s prints and bright colours that have been adapted to indoor living. The prints are available on blinds, cushions, sofas and wallpapers.
Visit Digetex www.digetex.com or call 0161 873 8891 for more information.
Q My girls love dancing and they would like a funky bag on wheels to carry their outfits. Any ideas?
A I've found just the thing - a pretty trolley with loads of room for all their costumes. It folds flat for easy storage when not in use and is made from durable fabric that can be wiped clean. Costing pounds 20, it is a bit of a bargain and I am sure your girls will love it. Contact www.thecamouflagecompany.com for more information.
QI am looking for a white Chinese bedside trunk. Have you seen any on your travels?
A This lovely chest costs pounds 179 from Oka and is available in white, green, grey, red and black. It is great for storage and makes a fab bedside table. Call the Oka order line on 0844 815 7380, visit www.okadirect.com or pop into their shop in Commercial Street, Edinburgh.
Q I love cooking with my grandchildren and would like to buy some fun, safe kitchen utensils.
A Cooking Time's new Head Chef children's cooking utensils are perfect. The range includes five colourful silicone cooking characters complete with bendy arms and suction cup feet. Each character is a different utensil - a stirring spoon, whisk, measuring cup, basting brush and spatula. The set costs pounds 7.99 from www.cookingtime.co.uk.
Q I would like to buy a pink office chair with gas lift mechanism to brighten up my study.
A Argos sell a great one at only pounds 29.99.
Good quality and good looks. Call 0870 600 2020 or visit www.argos.co.uk for more details.
Q Where can I buy a holder for my remote controls? The ones I've seen look very cheap.
A This weighted grey fabric holder from IKEA will cope with all your handsets. It costs pounds 3 but looks good. No more fishing down the side of the couch for lost doofers.
Click www.ikea.co.uk or look in stores.
Q We have just had a conservatory built and want to buy a wicker chaise longue or a day bed. The budget is a bit tight.
A The Tangier chaise corner unit is only pounds 274.50 from www.tesco.co.uk. It's half price now and is just gorgeous. I'm sure it will look great in your new conservatory
Q I need a tall cabinet or cupboard to sit in my hallway. I have a lot of nick-nacks from my trips to Asia and want something a bit special.
A This Concubine wardrobe from Zenzu would be right up your street. Its simple, clean lines are influenced by traditional Oriental wedding cabinets so would be ideal for your collections. Each one is hand-painted to create a unique focal piece. It costs pounds 788 from www.zenzu.co.uk or call 01297 44 4496.
Q I am looking for wall panels that look like sheets of glass or Perspex. It needs to be durable because the room is in direct sunlight and the temperature can change quite dramatically throughout the day.
A www.lucyart.co.uk specialise in wall art in acrylic sheet form. It looks amazing and you can buy it from their collection or commission your own piece.
Call 0845 659 0660 for more details.
Q I have a small flat and need a storage unit for coats and other bits and bobs.
A The Domesticity Shed is an ingenious coat rack that stores so much more.
It's great for keys, bags, gloves and mail.
The "sheds" are small so you can hang more than one on a wall, maybe one for each member of the family. They come in orange, grey and white and are great for keeping the hallway table clear of clutter. At just pounds 8 each they are a real bargain from www.ezstyle.co.uk or call 08456 520 525.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 7, 2008|
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