news Haden collaborates with Poodle & Blonde

Appliance brand Haden and luxury lifestyle brand Poodle & Blonde have joined forces to bring out an exclusive limited edition range of kitchen appliances. Inspired by Haden’s kettles, which were originally launched in the 1950s, the Margate kettle and toaster set features Poodle & Blonde’s best-selling Tottenham Dalmatian print. Haden says: ‘With the flourish of cocoa brush- stroked spots that move in waves of intensity for an abstract and modern take on the Dalmatian print, this collaboration combines

traditional design and shape for a truly one of a kind kettle & toaster set.’ Haden director Sachin Bagga commented: “We’re thrilled to be working with Poodle & Blonde. We absolutely love their unique British style and passion for all things interior. The Margate collection gives Haden and Poodle & Blonde fans an opportunity to bring interior design into their kitchens with a high-quality Haden kettle and 4-slice toaster.” Poodle & Blonde founders

Kierra Campbell & Whinnie Williams added: “We are so

DMD teams up with Ashley Thomas

David Mason Design (DMD) has announced a collaboration with designer Ashley Thomas. The housewares company said: ‘Working in partnership with Ashley, we have created the first phase of the launch of the Ashley Thomas Brand for DMD, scheduled for Spring 2020, with an extensive collection covering bakeware, teatime accessories and giftware. ‘Combining the strength of

DMD’s product sourcing team and design capabilities and

Ashley’s signature style, the Spring range demonstrates a variety of production techniques and shapes, creating a unique style for the home. ‘Ashley’s collections are

feminine and quirky, with the ethos of making a house a home. Whether it’s updating your kitchenware ready for family gatherings, adding personality to your home with quirky accessories or making your home welcoming with sweet sentiments and sayings, her signature style co-ordinates colourful mix and match, vintage-inspired

designs and conversational scenes, to achieve a playful and completely unique look.’

Ashley graduated with a first class degree in surface pattern design from Staffordshire University in 2007. Shortly afterwards she was employed by DMD as a designer. She then worked on a freelance basis for various greetings cards companies and was commissioned by retailers including Laura Ashley and Mamas & Papas. She joined the ‘Designers at Debenhams’ family in 2011.

Haus celebrates 15th anniversary

October 11 marked 15 years since housewares supplier Haus Marketing and Distribution started trading and the business is still going strong, with six brands and 12 members of staff under its belt.

Commenting on the company’s milestone achievement, Haus managing director Paul Shelley said: “I would describe the past 15 years as a really positive personal experience and one that I will be forever thankful. Our brands that have supported us from day one will forever be in my heart.

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“I have witnessed an overall commitment, evolution and change within this industry, something that has been phenomenal over the years - even more so in the last five. I have seen solid support from brands, retailers and our very own team. It has been a pleasure to watch the positives and work with everyone through the negatives. “That said, the personal education and development for me has been one hell of a ride. Put it this way, I started Haus at 30 with hair! On a serious note, I’ve met and continue to meet some great people. Over

the years I’ve made some lifelong friends, dotted here and there, and for that I will be forever grateful.”

excited to release these unique products. This is our first collaboration with Haden, and we feel honoured to be working with a British brand that has such amazing history.” Poodle & Blonde, which

celebrated its first anniversary on October 27, creates original prints inspired by the founders’ love of modern-day fashion and mid-century styling.

New look for LocknLock

Housewares supplier JWP has revealed a new identity for the LocknLock brand. JWP said: “LocknLock are a world leading food container manufacturer and are consistently ranked globally as a leading housewares company. So over the last 12 months they have been assessing ways in which to strengthen their brand positioning within the marketplace. Hence this new look branding, which will take effect on all product and packaging from January 2020. The main objectives of this new look are to focus on their core brand and to create more of a lifestyle approach.’ Adam Kavanagh, head of JWP, commented: “I’m very excited by this change of direction and I think the new branding will work really well across all platforms, including a new look packaging style. This will be a positive move forward and will help to create a strong brand awareness through visual consistency.”

Dominic West joins The Wine Show

L-R: Christian Derbyshire, Account Manager (South); Paul Shelley, Managing Director; Lyndsey Parry, Marketing Manager; Marc Kinsey, Key Account Manager

‘The Wine Show’ has announced the name of the newest member of the TV series’ presenting team. Joining co-presenters Joe Fattorini, James Purefoy and the Matthews Goode for season three is the actor, director, musician - and wine enthusiast - Dominic West. Dominic said: “When I was asked if I would like to join the Wine Show team recording in Portugal, trying some amazing wines, I couldn’t think of any reasons to say no! I love wine but I’m hardly an expert, so it’s been great fun to be on this journey of discovery - and I’ve realised there’s lots to discover.” Season 3 of ‘The Wine Show’ airs in 2020. Season 1 is now airing on Amazon Prime in the UK. • October/November 2019

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