Archive for May, 2011

May
24
2011

Howards Storage World for sale

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Fancy getting into the world of storage retailing? Antipodean retailer Howards Storage World (HSW) is selling-off their Sydney shops for £95,000. The price includes all of Howards fixtures and fittings and over 7-years of goodwill.

Better still included in the Howards Storage World Sydney business are 2 x retail stores within the city’s major shopping centres. So if you’re £95k Pom looking for a fresh start down-under, why not give our friends in Australia a call.

May
23
2011

Are your seagrass baskets responsibly sourced? Seagrass is facing extinction.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The BBC’s Nature Editor Matt Walker reports this week that Seagrass Net has just completed it’s first global survey of seagrass finding that nearly 15% are at risk of extinction. Over sedimentation via runoff from watershed and deforestation in developing parts world alongside nutrient overloading from agricultural and sewage run-off is causing massive decline. Add to this the effects of seafloor dredging and seagrass is globally at risk.

Are your seagrass baskets and storage boxes being made from responsibly harvested resources?

Seagrasses are important habitat for manatees, sea turtles, and fish such as sea horses and Seagrass Net director Profession Frederick Short told the BBC that:

” Seagrasses are both direct food for important species and as they break down within the coastal ecosystem, they are part of a vast food web that provides food to many organisms within the coastal ocean, including many commercially and recreationally important species.

Unfortunately, being submerged in the ocean they are rarely directly seen except by swimmers or snorkelers.”

Prof Short’s findings are to be published in the journal of Biological Conservation but before you purchase a cheap seagrass basket online it’s worth checking whether the retailer is responsibly sourcing it’s seagrass baskets and boxes as we are here at STORE.

May
23
2011

Stylist.co.uk says STORE is “Chic”

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

 

Guru’s of fashion and style Stylist.co.uk published some nice photographs of our products in their glossy magazine STYLIST this month…Thanks for the rave review guys!

May
20
2011

The Independent “adores” STORE product

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Our friends at The Independent featured our favourite Bath Caddy in their Home Focus article last week, saying that they “adore the Lovers Bath Caddy…everything you need to make bath-time blissful!”

May
11
2011

Daily Mail votes our fruit bowls in best top 10

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Did you spot our fantastic Danish fabric fruit bowls in today’s Daily Mail and also on their website?

They were chosen as part of their eight of the best range and very splendid they looked too propped with The Daily Mail’s lemons!