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Poncho Pleat Scarf by Han Feng (Ivory) code: 092159 Price: £225.00 A unique opportunity to purchase an original piece by Chinese designer, this versatile and highly contemporary pleated silk poncho is by Han Feng, whose exquisitely detailed work can be seen in the China Design Now exhibition. Han Feng was born in Nanjing, China and graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. She moved to New York City in 1985, beginning her career in fashion in 1989 with a signature collection of pleated scarves. Referencing traditional Chinese practices and brought strikingly up to date with 21st century silks, Han Feng employs embroidery techniques to beautiful effect with complicated twists and pleats to create dramatic and timeless fashion and accessories. This scarf is designed to be gathered and worn in a number of different styles making it highly versatile as a wrap, scarf or sarong. Available in one size only. Also available in hot pink and brown.
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    Crochet Scarf (Coral) code: 092132 Price: £65.00 Time and effort have gone into each of these wonderfully wearable crochet scarves. Made in a limited edition by Fair-trade company, Lowie, each one has been hand-made using the finest certified organic cotton. With ethics firmly in mind, they have only made a small run of each design and every piece has been hand-made so please allow for small discrepancies in measurements. Made from organic cotton. Hand washing recommended. Length: 150cm Width: 17cm. Also available in charcoal, cream and green.

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    Elephant Mask code: 090912 Price: £12.00 If spider man and princesses are wearing thin, then this fabulous elephant mask could be just the answer for dressing up and party time. A great way to stimulate little imagination too. Printed on recycled cardboard with an elastic band for tying. Measures approx: 30.5cm x 20cm. Bird and Elephant masks are also available.

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    Quilted Square Jacket by Han Feng (pearl/brown) code: 092156 Price: £475.00 A unique opportunity to purchase an original piece by Chinese designer, Han Feng whose exquisitely detailed work can be seen in the China Design Now exhibition. Han Feng was born in Nanjing, China and graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. She moved to New York City in 1985, beginning her career in fashion in 1989 with a signature collection of pleated scarves. Referencing traditional Chinese practices and brought strikingly up to date with 21st century silks, Han Feng employs embroidery techniques to beautiful effect with complicated twists and pleats to create dramatic and timeless fashion and accessories. This pearl / brown quilted jacket is made from 100% silk and is available in one size only. Also available in green/pink and black/pink.

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    Kyoto Sunburst Necklace code: 091150 Price: £100.00 Perfect for the Super-Modern wardrobe, this beautiful necklace by Francoise Monatgue is inspired by sunburst shapes and ultra-modern Japanes pleating styles. Francoise Montague has been the creator of costume jewellery for the French Fashion Houses of Nina Ricci and Franc et Fils since the mid 20th Century, when she took over the prestigious Parisian 'De Saurma' jewellery workshop in 1945. Her work is widely appreciated for its classicism and constancy of style. Normal Price: £195.00 You Save: £95.00 % Saved: 48.72%

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    Tape Measure Tote -Small code: 083710 Price: £80.00 Here's a bag that really measures up! The fabric of this remarkable tote has actually been woven from pieces of tape measure. Even the handle is made from one. It's incredibly strong and not short on luxury with a beautiful silk satin lining and two interior pockets - one secured with a leather and jade button fastening, the other a secure zipped stowaway for important bits and pieces. Hand-made in China by up-and-coming design company Goods of Desire - and who knows - maybe a collector's item of the future. Measures 34 x 29 x 2cm.

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    Morris 'Cray' Garden Tools Set code: 090409 Price: £20.00 A must-have for any stylish gardener - this gorgeous gardening set of hand trowel and cultivator is part of a range of "pretty useful tools" created for the V&A. Made by Wild and Wolf, it is decorated with a vibrant chintz design by William Morris, entitled "Cray". Produced in 1884 'Cray' was the most complex and expensive design due to it requiring the most printing blocks. The firm of Morris & Co. designed and produced a wide range of glass, tiles, furnishings and textiles which went on to become synonymous with the Arts and Crafts movement and the Victorian era as a whole. Design is from the V&A Collection. The trowel and cultivator are made from coated aluminium. Garden secateurs are also available in the same print.

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    Pansy Ring by Francoise Montague (Black) code: 093353 Price: £30.00 Francoise Montague has been the creator of costume jewellery for the French Fashion Houses of Nina Ricci and Franc et Fils since the mid 20th Century, when she took over the prestigious Parisian 'De Saurma' jewellery workshop in 1945. Widely appreciated for its classicism and constancy of style, this atelier’s pieces are made with colour rich material. Brooches, earrings and rings in luminous colours and classic floral motifs, such as this black pansy ring, are typical signature pieces. Ring size is adjustable. Made in France, at the original Parisian workshop.

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    Spitalfields Necklace by Clara Francis (available to preorder - due late May 2008) code: 094117 Price: £395.00 This intricate hand-beaded necklace is designed by Clara Francis for the Cherry on the Cake: Jewellery collection. The inspiration for this necklace design has come from a floral silk design by the Spitalfields designer Anna Maria Garthwaite(1690-1763). Exquisitely translated into beadwork Clara Francis uses peyote, tubular peyote and brick stitches, working with a drawn template to achieve the careful shading. In a satisfying link to the heritage of this piece Clara runs a stall on Spitalfields Market and can trace her own ancestry to the area. The Cherry on the Cake: Jewellery collection celebrates the launch of the new William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery on 24 May 2008, and is devoted entirely to jewellery bringing together 19 contemporary makers, designers and artists for the collection.

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    Pink Garland Lever Back Earrings code: 093735 Price: £50.00 Taken from a beautiful French jewelled bow pendant dating from 1760, these lever back earrings and its accompanying range comes in pink and clear stones. Silver plated. For pierced ears.

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    Anemone Necklace by Francoise Montague (Pinks & Violets) code: 093348 Price: £300.00 Francoise Montague has been the creator of costume jewellery for the French Fashion Houses of Nina Ricci and Franc et Fils since the mid 20th Century, when she took over the prestigious Parisian 'De Saurma' jewellery workshop in 1945. Widely appreciated for its classicism and constancy of style, this atelier’s pieces are made with colour rich material. Brooches, earrings and rings in luminous colours and classic floral motifs, such as this pink and violet anemone necklace, are typical signature pieces. Made in France, at the original Parisian workshop.

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