Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Rossiters of Bath: Fish and Folk Stripe trays in store

Here in Bath the streets are always packed with tourists but never more so than at this time of year when the huge Christmas Market is on.
John Cleese came to switch on the town's Christmas lights this year - previous random local celebrities who have done the honours include the Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage and the Duchess of Cornwall. 

Bath has a lot of really good independent shops including Rossiters, the design led mini department store on Broad Street. The ground floor is filled to the brim with an array of colourful kitchenware, gadgets and gifts and amongst them you can find the Alabasta trays. At the moment they have the Blue Fish trays in the 49cm and 11cm mini tray sizes and the Folk Stripe trays in the 49cm and white 38cm sizes. They had the red 38cm ones too but they have already sold out. Rossiters don't do mail order but Bath is a town worthy of a day trip especially in December - the Christmas Market is on until the 11th.

Rossiters of Bath Christmas window on Walcot Street, with the Alabasta 38cm Folk Stripe tray in the foreground

38cm Folk Stripe tray. Photo: Asta Barrington

Monday, 21 November 2011

Lifestyle Bazaar: new Folk Stripe tray stockist

Lifestyle Bazaar is the latest London interiors shop to stock the Alabasta Folk Stripe wooden trays including the rare extra large 65cm round tray. It has them online now and in their lifestyle and concept store in Shoreditch. Last year London's Time Out magazine hailed it as one of London's best shops. They sell a vast range of modern furniture and accessories from leading designer brands such as Kartell and Alessi so it's great to know that our trays are being sold alongside such established names.

If you are in London, the shop is at 11a Kingsland Road, E2 8AA

Lifestyle Bazaar

Time Out 2010

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Galerie CO: Alabasta tray stockist in Canada

One of the great things about Ary trays is that they are manufactured from sustainable birch wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This eco credential appeals to the owners of Galerie CO, a gallery/shop based in Quebec which sells environmentally sound products for the home in store and online. The idea at CO is to present "a collection of pieces that are functional, contemporary and beautiful. They are also fun, a little eccentric and often entirely unexpected."

Galerie CO
They have just received their shipment of Alabasta Folk Stripe trays from Sweden in the 49cm and both 38cm colourways so now we are selling across the pond in both the US and Canada. Find them here.

By the way, on their news page about the Ary trays just in they mistakenly call me a 'he'. I can assure anyone reading that I am definitely female!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Gretel: Alabasta trays now available online in the USA

Gretel is an American online shop selling all sorts of lovely modern homewares from all over the globe. It's been going for a couple of years and was founded by British interior stylist Abby Kellett who states on their website:
"We source home accessories from around the world that we love (not just like) and hope that you will fall for them too. We admire products that are clearly hand-made and look for those with an emotional element to their design. We do believe in love at first sight (impulse buys), but we don’t believe in excess. Gretel’s collection is carefully curated and uncluttered, so that your home can be too."

Gretel US webshop
The selection has a European look - there's a lot of British and Scandinavian design with clean lines and tasteful colours. They now have in stock the birch wood Folk Stripe trays in the 49cm and both 38cm colourways, and at the moment they are the only US stockist for Alabasta trays.

screenshot from the Gretel webshop

Alabasta Folk Stripe trays. Photo: Andrew Wicks

Thursday, 3 November 2011

interiors@tides: New online Blue Fish tray stockist

interiors@tides is an online shop that deals specifically in coastal inspired products for the home. You can almost smell the salty sea air when browsing through the vast range of nauticalia, from driftwood mirrors and frames, tide clocks, personalised gifts, deckchairs and now Alabasta trays. Owner Nicky Brier tells me they have just jumped right to the top of her favourite products that they sell... webshop

They have just added the birch wood Blue Fish trays to their collection and are stocking the 49cm round, 43x33cm and 27x20cm rectangular and the 11cm round 'mini tray'. This small size comes in handy as a practical coaster - tea won't spill off it - or it can be used for keys, coins, jewellery etc. Delivery is free over £75. Find them all here.

43x33cm and 27x20cm rectangular Blue Fish trays. Photo: Asta Barrington

49cm round Blue Fish tray. Photo Asta Barrington

11cm Blue Fish mini tray. Photo: Asta Barrington