With its opulent frame and thick canvas cover, this deckchair carries along a special status. It is as comfortable as it is resilient, in contrast to many of its rickety competitors. The Jute seat belt, for example, has features that are hard to find these days. You do not simply hang in a chair as you do in a hammock; instead, you sit and lie down in a relaxed manner, and you are more refreshed when you get up. The width of the arm rests, as well as the simply attached footrest, and the three-part height adjustment are further indices of the comfort of this extraordinary piece of garden furniture. Beechwood Deckchair
Two things certainly come with owning a garden: first, the obligation to look after plants and lawns all year round and second, in return for all the work, the reward of enjoying a summer out of doors. For the former we have a range of tools on offer, suitable for all kinds of gardening tasks and easy to use because of their light weight and extraordinary quality – they won’t wear you out. For example these small hedge shears with their lovely “feel”. The blades are of forged, extra sharp carbon steel and give a very precise cut. They weigh less than 500 grammes and are a real pleasure to use, even after a couple of hours’ shearing.
A useful bag of sturdy cotton weave (used otherwise for deck-chairs) with eight side pockets that give you enough room for the transport and storage of small garden tools. The Manufactum Ash Tool Stand is a piece of furniture and as such will find room for long and short tools alike using the absolute minimum of space. The three bigger compartments take forks and spades with T- or D-shaped handle ends; the six smaller ones are for ordinary long-handled garden tools.
Transport and storage of tools
For home-owners who appreciate good workmanship and design a natural screen can be the perfect alternative to the conventional screening mat available in any chain store. Learn more about our other suggestions for decorating your garden or fencing in plants and ponds: for example our movable metal fence, flexible, multi-purpose and even suitable as shrub support; or the traditional hazel fences. Also in our range: large planting buckets made of oak wood and, for your rambler roses, a durable stainless steel climber trellis.
Garden Décor and Fences
Different options available: our classic nesting box comes in parts of pinewood for easy assembly. Othe nesting boxes, ready-built and suitable for direct use in your own garden, include models of larch wood, plaited fern, sea grass and coconut, or even breathable timer concrete. Squirrels and birds will always have something to nibble with our food dispensers – choose from a range of feeders made of wood, frost-proof terracotta or ceramics.
The Sensoboard has been shown to be an ideal training method. Standing upright on it requires active compensatory muscle effort encouraged by the board, which gives the impression of a shifting base. The board is equipped with a non-slip covering, and stands on a football which in principle should force the foot-board to tip over as soon as pressure is applied: however, this is prevented by rubber bands that do their best to return the board to its original position.
The name 'Frankfurt' isn't an accident. It indeed refers to the busy city on the Main, where it's been established for years as 'the' shoe made by Red Wing. It's the perfect footwear for professional people who have to spend long hours out of doors. It looks as good as new after 20 years – but the best part is what you can't see from above, namely the 'supersole'. It's petrol-, chemical- and heat-resistant; it's wonderfully shock-absorbent (helped by the soft Poron insole) and 'holds the road' well thanks to its aerated rubber. Everything's been done to ensure foot comfort. Originally of tough red leather, our more recent model is in stylish, big-city black.
Everyday writing instruments are often subject to fashion. Manufacturers tend to take advantage of this and produce new designs with alarming regularity. This speaks volumes for pens which can rise above this and still be on the market after decades – as for example the Pelikan fountain pen M150. It has been on the market since 1975 and comes with the tried and tested Pelikan pump and a hand-made nip. The German company of Pelikan was founded in the city of Hanover in 1838 and has been a reliable source of pens and ink and water-colours for generations of pupils, teachers, and others.
Pelikan Fountain Pen M150
You can still get the Sport Automatic Watch from us in its original finish – with the date window at a quarter past. The raised sapphire crystal fits closely on to the bezel. The lozenge-shaped hands are of polished steel and – like the digits – have been coated with a green luminous point. The second hand has been given a luminous dot. The movement is the renowned ETA automatic calibre, and has been slightly modified and regulated in five positions by Mühle to give noticeably improved accuracy.
The ball rolls and rolls, rolls into long channels, disappears in a tunnel, continues, concealed, on its way and finally appears from its hideout in a completely different place. The route taken by the ball depends entirely on the designer of the marble track - which may include children over the age of 4, who continue to discover new labyrinths even with simple constructions.
This building block system from Cuboro encourages children’s mathematical and geometrical imagination through play; for ingenious tinkerers, this becomes a mental challenge when the additional building block sets are brought into play.
Cuboro Basic Building Block Set
This leather comes from the Allgäu and is vegetable tanned. What makes this bag so special is that the material is neither pressed, lacquered, nor coated with plastics – it is merely oiled and fulled. As a result the leather gradually acquires a unique patina when exposed to the sun and humidity. Initially, discolouration – caused, for example, by rain drops – can be smoothed over with a damp cloth until the patina develops.
Bark Tanned Leather Shopping Bag
Since 1962 the Copenhagen watchmaker Ole Mathiesen has been crafting watches whose clean-cut appearance has long been held up as a peerless example of superb Danish design. Indeed, one of its exclusive outlets is the shop attached to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We now offer the OM8 watch, which Mathiesen – who for a while only used quartz for this model – has now equipped with a hand-wind mechanism specially designed for us
Real badger hair is the benchmark for shaving brushes. Its ultimate feature includes the fine silver tip badger hair, which is significantly finer than normal badger hair and provides, with the fine-pored creamy foam, a gentle shave for the skin. Through proper handling and maintenance, the badger hair bristles can remain in use for a good 10 years. Lasting nearly forever, the shaving brush’s horn handle is derived from the horns of Argentinean buffalo and manufactured in Sachsen. The grip is hand sanded and polished.
Silver Tip Buffalo Horn Shaving Brush
Neither a revival of an old model nor a piece of homage to the good old days, this watch will not only attract admiring glances but will serve your work-day needs for many decades. We mean ’work-day’ literally: this watch has been the number one choice for Finnish lumberjacks since 1952 – since when its features have been continuously improved. It’s exceptionally robust: the casing for example is of hardened stainless steel, not of soft precious metal. It’s has a hand-wind Unitas 6497-1 mechanism and is equipped with Incabloc® shockproofing . It’s pressure resistant up to 3 bar, a value normally reserved for wrist watches. Its single hand, like the hour and minute hands, is of polished rhodium.
In 1905, a small perfumery was founded in Paris. Since then, the name Detaille has become famous and is now held in high esteem in royal families as well as in the world of couture. The ‘Escrimeur’ eau de toilette comes with accents of lemon, bergamot and orange, an aromatic hint of rosemary and lavender and a sophisticated base note with accents of vetiver, cedar and sandal wood. It is discretely spiced with cardamom and a trace of musk.
Eau de Toilette Escrimeur
The market leaders – you can see them in any airport – come in various combinations of nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials. Ours are quite different! Apart from being more sturdy and being made of natural materials, our travelling bags have the great virtue of looking really good: plus, they’ll look even more exclusive with use. The outside is made of dense, closely woven pure cloth canvas: undyed, and neither coated nor proofed, in other words, natural. The inside provides enough room for everything you might need on a holiday visit to the family.
We’ve had in in our range for years – the “Giannina” espresso maker, which the company, founded by Carlo Giannini in Cellatica on the southern edge of the Alps, has been producing for more than 40 years. Now, the model is equipped with a base suitable for an induction stove. Beyond that, the caffettiera has hardly changed its external shape; form and material have remained the same (polished stainless steel instead of aluminum). The handle, cast with stainless steel and functioning simultaneously as a locking brace, is larger and therefore easier to grip than before. Giannina Induction Espresso Maker
Climbers confined by bad weather conditions to base camp in the Yosemite National Park, California (the legendary ‘Camp 4’) started to look for a sensible way of passing the time till the next ascent. Balancing practice seemed a good idea, and people tried this out on the ropes and belts in their climbing kit stretched out between trees or posts. In the 1980s someone came up with the more professional idea of the purpose-made 'slackline': a special belt that could be stretched to a variety of different tensions by means of a ratchet.
The town of Morioka is closely associated with the traditional production of cast-iron kettles and is also home to Iwachu, a family business of some 90 years now. The kettles are made using an ancient sand casting process. The finished products are sand-blasted and polished by hand.
This teapot is an unusual addition to any table - but that is not all. As it is made from cast iron, this teapot can also be used directly for boiling water and, by leaving it on the stove, it can also be used to keep tea warm. Initially, this takes a little bit of getting used to: fill the teapot only two thirds full of water.
The Bonnat firm was founded in 1884. Today it still maintains personal contact to the cocoa farmers that supply the beans and imports them directly, avoiding middlemen. No outsourcers either: the whole production is in-house under one roof. Bonnat don't mix cocoa beans from different regions, preferring to preserve the typical character and flavour of each type of bean. Only the best ingredients are used – cocoa that's been slowly and carefully 'conched', cocoa butter and sugar, with light-coloured Indonesian beans for milk chocolate and with additional powdered milk for full milk chocolate.
Bonnat Full Milk Chocolate
This famous traditional model has been in recent years really hard to get – the makers offering a variety of excuses, the usual one being that the machine tools used in their manufacture were too expensive to replace. But – we got Graef to repair the machine tools, and the hand-operated slicer with its 190 knife came back into production. Today, the machinery is still there, but has (for the usual reason: cost) been relocated from Germany to China. At any rate the heart of the ‘big Graef’ – its big, serrated knife –is still made in Solingen, Germany, and the slicer itself is assembled in Germany, too. Graef Hand Slicer
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