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Lighting This Autumn

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Our short British Summer is sadly at an end, the days are definitely getting shorter and the cold is slowly creeping in. So why not  brighten up your interior with some of our great lighting products, ideal for the coming winter months.

Whether it be a replacement for an old pendant lamp that you’ve been meaning to ‘get-around’ to changing or a desk lamp that will make working a little more enjoyable, we’re sure to have something for you.

Here’s a list of some of the TLS Staff’s favourite pieces…

Pendant Lights – The all important pendant light, not only a great light source but can also be the centre piece of any room. A real favourite is the Smithfield S from Flos. Designed by Jasper Morrison this pedant is ideal for providing a direct down light, and works particularly well over a dining table. Available in 3 colours.


Another popular choice is the Beat Lamp by Tom Dixon. The Beat Range is pretty comprehensive, with various pendant shapes and sizes as well floor and table versions, in different finishes. The pendant range really work well in multiples and the varying shapes complement each other well.


Table Lights – Table lights come in all shapes and sizes, for use on a desk, by the bed or just to brighten up a corner, they are a great flexible light source that can be easily unplugged and moved around. The Anglepoise Mini 75 has to be one our must have items, great for working under and available in some lovely finishes.Lighting_Blog3

Another good choice for a side or bed side table is the Flos KTribe T1 or T2 lamp. Designed by the famous Available in various finishes, to suit the environment, maybe the Transparent for brightening up a corner of the room or the Smoke or Soft version for a more ambient light in the bedroom.


Floor Lamps – Like table lamps, floor lamps can be used in various places to suit your needs, whilst most can be moved around easily you may need a hand with one of staff picks… The Arco Lamp. A true classic. The Arco floor lamp is a stand out signature piece of design. A heavy weight white Carrara marble base anchors this substantial lamp to it’s surroundings.


Another popular floor lamp is the Yamagiwa M2 floor lamp. Hand made in Japan, the lamp creates a warm soft light coming through the two shelters of glassfiber strings just like a traditional Japanese paper lantern (Bonbori).


That’s just some of our staff picks for lighting this autumn, but there are so many more to choose from. Take a look at our Lighting Section for hundreds of choices of lighting.

TLS LOVES – Animals

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Here at TLS we really love our animals! and we just can’t help ourselves when we find a great animal product.

We’ve got birds, bears, cats, dogs and more.


A long standing favourite at TLS is the Rimini Blue range of animals from Bitossi. Designed by Aldo Londi, each piece is unique with varying shades and textures.


Now back in-stock are Kay Bojesens stunning Songbirds, produced by Rosendahl. Each of these colourful characters comes with their own name and story. Including ‘Kay’ which is named after Mr. Bojesen himself. He was a great fan of the colour blue and was known to always either be dressed in an immaculate blue suit, shirt and tie or a white smock.


Another new arrival comes from Jane Beck. Jane supplies beautiful textiles, many of which are vintage and all made in Wales. These cute fabric doorstops are handmade by Gillian near Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, each one is made from vintage fabrics, so they’re all a little different.


We’re always on the lookout for more special animal products, and we’ll make sure to keep you posted on our newest finds.


Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015



Where would the British summer be without a Sale?  
We have some amazing offers on our ex-display furniture with up to 50% off leading brands including Hans Wenger, Flos, Arne Jacobsen, Tom Dixon and Hay.
You can view the full sale collection here.

And if you can’t find anything to suit we are also offering 15% off orders for any piece of furniture or lighting with the code SUMMER15.
So browse away and don’t forget to add the code SUMMER15 to your basket.

TLS Featured in The Telegraph Best 50 Interior Shops

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

We are very pleased to be featured in The Telegraph’s Best 50 Interior Shops,  alongside many other great stores.


Here’s what The Telegraph had to say – “Find big names at this big-hitter on the design-shop scene, which now has a brand-new space on Brighton seafront. Lighting and table settings with a strong modern aesthetic rub shoulders with Danish mid-century chairs from the likes of Carl Hansen. The whole lot is simply but beautifully curated.”

See the full list of stores here

New Brand – Living Union

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Living Union is a new premium British lifestyle brand that sources and collaborates with some of the worlds finest textile and product designers.

Company Founder Siobhan Di Rienzo explains, “I have a real passion for vintage fabrics and have long collected Stig Linberg and Lucienne Day. Around a year ago I was trying to source some cushions for the shop, but just couldn’t find what I wanted. That’s when I decided to manufacture some myself. I wanted a collection with heritage so contacted the Classic Textiles department at Glasgow School of Art, who hold a key British mid-century pattern archive, to see if they fancied collaborating with me. “To be honest I didn’t think they’d come back to me, but within 24 hours they got in touch to say that they’d been contemplating doing a project like this for some time but the right partner, with the relevant retail experience, hadn’t yet emerged.” and from there the journey began.

After a exciting exploration through Glasgow’s extensive archives and insightful discussions with Robert Stewart’s family, the first collection was launched at Home London  to a great reception. First collection pieces include cushions, tea towels, wall hangings and some lovely wooden cats.


Robert Stewart who revolutionised design in postwar Britain. A prolific craftsman, Stewart produced paintings, tapestries, graphics, ceramics and murals but it is his textile designs that have been most influential, in particular those produced by Liberty, Pringle and Donald Brothers in the 1950’s. He won many awards and became the head of the printed textiles department at Glasgow School of Art in 1949 where he worked for 35 years.

Stewart’s family played an important part in the launch of Living Unions’ first collection and have granted the rights to reproduce many of Stewart’s long out of production designs, so they can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation.

Living Union re-launches some of these classic designs as beautiful cushions and tea towels seen below.


(from left to right) Sun Man, Raimoult, Kilmun and Macrahanish. 45 x45cm £65.00


(from left to right) Macrahanish, Ardentinny–Green, Kilmun, Ardentinny–Orange. 66x45cm £19.95

Also available are these stunning limited edition wall hangings, which include a numbered certificate of authenticity. All of the Robert Stewart textiles re-launched by Living Union are printed at Classic Textiles Glasgow School of Art and manufactured in the UK.


(from left to right) Ltd Edition Wall Hanging by Robert Stewart (1), Ltd Edition Wall Hanging by Robert Stewart (2)

As well as re-launching classic mid-century textiles, Living Union has also produced these great wooden cats. Jasper and Floyd are inspired and named after beautiful old family pets. Cheeky in nature and beautifully crafted using natural materials. Jasper is made of solid oak and beech, Floyd is made of solid walnut and beech. Proudly manufactured in the UK.  Simple and contemporary in his design, these will make a great addition to any home.


(from left to right) Jasper, Floyd. H19cm £59.00

This is just the start for Living Union, with various new products, projects and collaborations in the pipeline. Including more from British mid-century textile designers featured in the Glasgow School of Art archives and collaborations with contemporary designers expanding with more great homewares and accessories.

They were recently featured on Mid Century Magazine who provide even more great insight into this new exciting brand.

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