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Maxwell & Williams Cashmere Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer
Maxwell & Williams Cashmere Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer
Offered by Colanders
Price: 6.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, well made and great value for money., 15 July 2013
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Having just moved flat I had been searching a while for decent white porcelain, the various ranges available at Britain's favourite department store having proved disappointing both in terms of overall design and the quality of the porcelain. These score on both counts. The porcelain is fine: light, translucent and strong - the best I have seen at this price point. The design is simple and unselfconscious. They also stack neatly too. Recommended.


Steven Gambrel: Time and Place
Steven Gambrel: Time and Place
by Steven Gambrel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 27.86

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rich people's houses, 2 April 2013
To be honest I had not heard of Steven Gambrel until I chanced upon this book one day while looking for Ben Pentreath's monograph on English Decoration. I often find upscale U.S. interior design a little overdone, but I have to say in this case I was instantly seduced. This is a handsome book, beautifully photographed by Eric Piasecki, presenting a series of stylish East Coast houses and apartments that Gambrel has designed. He has a confident and sophisticated sense of colour, and an aesthetic which owes more than a little to the work of David Hicks. Maybe not how most people would (or could) decorate perhaps - there is a noticable penchant for high gloss walls and ceilings for example. That said it certainly provides a healthy dose of escapism and inspiration for more modest houses and flats.


963 - EDZ Merino Liner Gloves
963 - EDZ Merino Liner Gloves
Offered by EDZ Direct
Price: 9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for cycling., 18 Feb 2013
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Was looking some winter gloves for cycling, but having read a recommendation online I settled for these to go under my usual leather cycling gloves. Warm, snug but thin, I really can't fault them even on the coldest January/February days.


Mughal Architecture and Gardens
Mughal Architecture and Gardens
by George Michell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 1 Jan 2012
A magnificently produced book on the fabulous architecture and gardens of the Mughals. A thorough survey coupled with exquisite photography make this a must for both lovers of architecture and lovers of the Indian subcontinent. The kind of book you can lose yourself for hours in.


The Red Shoes [DVD] (Special Edition)
The Red Shoes [DVD] (Special Edition)
Dvd ~ Anton Walbrook
Price: 5.40

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incandescent, 31 July 2009
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Not sure what I can add to the exemplary review above by pfvll.

A truly great film done the honour of a truly sensational restoration. I studied and admired the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in the early nineties at a time when they were beginning to receive the recognition they deserved after years of neglect. I have to say I loved the look of the film then, but seeing it now with this brilliant restoration it gains so much texture and depth that really I have to take my hat off to the vision of everyone concerned, not only Powell, Pressburger and the cast, but Jack Cardiff and Hein Heckroth whose reputations gain most here.

Looks amazing on DVD, but I can't wait to check it out theatrically when it is reissued in December (and no, I don't work for the distributor - when you see the DVD you'll know what I mean).
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All brushes are not created equal, 23 Feb 2009
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Hard admittedly to get too worked up about a clothes brush, but in terms of simple quality and usefulness for purpose I have to give this full marks. It is very well made from a solid weighty wood with quality bristles and actually gets rid of fluff and dirt rather than just spreading it round a bit like cheaper brushes tend to. It looks like it will last a fair old while so should easily justify its price in terms of cost per use. This is styled as a travel brush, but is sufficiently large to use on an everyday basis.


Architecture Now!: v. 5
Architecture Now!: v. 5
by Philip Jodidio
Edition: Vinyl Bound
Price: 21.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Architecture Now 5 - 2007 survey, 4 Feb 2008
Taschen's wonderful annual review of the most noteworthy contemporary architecture is now in its fifth year. It covers new work by the usual jet-set starchitects (Gehry, Rogers, Calatrava etc,) but the majority of the buildings covered are by somewhat less well known practices, and generally more interesting for it. Something for everyone. A great inspiration and wonderful escapism. Elegantly produced, lovely photos, nicely laid out, and much cheaper than a subscription to Blueprint.


"Time Out" Guide to Naples ("Time Out" Guides)
"Time Out" Guide to Naples ("Time Out" Guides)
by "Time Out"
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the few Naples guidebooks., 26 July 2002
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Comprehensive, realistic and helpful guide to Naples, the Neapolitain Riviera, and surrounding area. Very much in the usual Time Out style so as good on the nightlife and shopping elements as it is on the sightseeing. Particularly good on the Sorrentine Penninsula, Amalfi Coast and the islands. The photos could be better though.


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