Jumat, 26 Oktober 2012

Ex-Display - Duravit Happy D

Ex-Display Offer
Duravit Happy D
Wall Mounted Vanity Unit American Walnut + 650 1TH Washbasin,
Close Coupled WC, Axor Uno2 Single Lever Basin Mixer
+ Schneider Prideline 2 Door Mirror Cabinet 600

On display in the Soak showroom

Retail  £2847.60

Sale Price only £1695  SOLD

Sabtu, 20 Oktober 2012

Thoughts on Cersaie 2012

Firstly apologies for the delay in posting this.  Went to Cersaie with the dregs of a viral infection and it returned - now on day 40 and so far it is winning ...

We started off in the main tile blocks, and colourwise things seemed more restrained than previously.  Summed it up in a Twitter post as 50 shades of neutral, as all shades of beige, greige, taupe, stone and grey led the way.

Purestone by Piemme
Metropolis from Epoca
Palladio vanity unit from Sbordoni
Satin from Valentino
Oasis furniture
Bisazza Variations Marzia
Bisazza Variations Fabia
  But of course there were bright colours - this is Cersaie after all; full of fire and passion, panache and colour with outstanding innovative designs and trends for the forthcoming year.  Here comes the colour!

Trend had a beautiful bright and eye-catching stand and showcased many of their Liberty mosaics.
Liberty Pearl by Trend
Liberty Red by Trend
Peacock from Trend
Stunning new high gloss furniture from Sbordoni to complement their Palladio traditional range.
Palladio vanity unit from Sbordoni
Sbordoni have also introduced a soft black nickel in their Neoclassica range to include stands, mirrors, taps and wastes and accessories.
Neoclassica soft nickel stand, taps and accessories by Sbordoni
Also showcased at Cersaie was the Florentia range of shower enclosures and Piatti Doccia trays.  Sbordoni firmly believe if you prefer a traditional bathroom you should have the choice of traditional shower enclosures and trays to enhance the showers.
Florentia Shower Enclosure by Sbordoni
Piatti Doccia trays from Sbordoni
Close up of Sbordoni shower enclosure and tray in gold finish
Bisazza looked glorious with white display stands enhancing their mosaics - their new range Variations is simply wow to see up close and personal ...
Bisazza Variations Fabia

Variations Marzia from Bisazza
 Variations Dark Line in shimmering shades of brown and gold.

Variations Dark Line
Bisazza Hayon with Brick mosaics
Vibrant colours lit up the Oasis stand as they introduced updates to their Luxury and Master ranges.

Oasis Luxury Collection
Oasis Luxury Collection
Oasis Master Collection

Oasis Master Collection

We saw many more companies and stands than those featured here and for creativity, innovation and sheer panache you can't beat Cersaie and the 2012 was no exception.

Minggu, 14 Oktober 2012

In the Pink in honour of Breast Cancer Care Month

In case you hadn't noticed all over the world October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which draws attention to this disease by encouraging women to take advantage of screenings, or donate money to research into finding a cure. 
You will see Pink Ribbons in stores, particularly at beauty counters and companies such as Marks and Spencer with their Pink range of clothing, Asda with their "Tickled Pink" range, and Estee Lauder and many others supporting this cause. 

So going with the thinking pink theme here's a few items that are in the pink ....
Some tiles from the Valentino range ..
Valentino Romantica tiles
Valentino Tiles - Romantica
Valentino Romatica in Rosa; Romantica Rosa, Fregio Romantica Rosa and Pavimento Rosa
Valentino Tiles - Rosa
Valentino Romantica in Rosa; Bocciolo Rosa, Fiore Rosa, Fregio Romatica Rosa and Pavimento Romantica Rosa

Bisazza Variations Domizia
Bisazza new Variations - as seen at Cersaie 2012

Catalano Muse on white stand with chrome towel rail
Catalano Muse on White Stand
Catalano Muse basin on white stand with white towel rail

Catalano Sfera basin, back to wall WC and bidet
Catalano Sfera on pink background

Bisazza Mosaics - Winter Flowers in Pink
Bisazza Winter Flowers

Bisazza Glass Flowers
Bisazza Pink Glass Flowers - inspired by Andy Warhol's pop flowers

Bisazza Mosaics - Calicanto Shading
Bisazza Calicanto Shading Blend

Bisazza Mosaics - Camelia Shading
Bisazza Camelia Shading
Oasis Infinity in Pink with Pink Glass Top Basin
Oasis Infinity with a stunning glass basin shown here in Pink - Infinity is on display in the Soak in Style showroom.  

Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon made from roses
Click here  for more information on Breast Cancer Care Pink Fridays.