This lovely large pottery charger was one of our more interesting finds last week.
We were wondering how to describe the subject matter. An elegantly dressed gentlewoman we figured – contemplating the day at the tea table with her cut flower and songbird.
It’s beautifully hand-painted and despite the piece being signed front and back, the artist was initially a mystery. But after some research, we’ve solved it! It’s the work of Laila Zink (1915-1999) for Finnish manufacturer Kupittaan Savi and dates from the 1950s/60s. It’s always good to keep learning!
It measures 36cm x 30cm and has holes to the reverse for hanging. It certainly makes for a very striking piece of midcentury modern wall art. She’ll be coming to our web shop very soon, but first dibs to our blog readers – priced at £175.
Do the chargers on your tech devices wear out after just a few years? Ours do! Currently, the one that charges Justin’s tablet is being held together with a thin strip of gaffer tape. My phone charger is literally hanging by a few wire threads.
If we were people that upgraded our devices every time a new version was released we probably wouldn’t have this problem – new device… new charger.
Needless to say, every device has a totally different connector… so each needs its own cable! A genuine iPhone charger from the Apple shop will set me back £19 and one for the iPad Mini, also £19.
The solution is one of those universal USB charger cables which fits up to 10 different devices. We can get one for less than £2 and it will charge both our phones AND Justin’s iPad.
- 4 in 1 multi-pin universal USB charging cable – Android, iPhone 4 5, Samsung Note3: £1.99, eBay
- 10 in 1 multi-functional universal USB charger/data cable for mobile phone/MP3/MP4/GPS: £4.91, MiniInTheBox
- Retractable charging cable, 4 in 1 multi-functional universal USB charger cable for iPhone, Android, MP3, MP4 etc (white): £7.99, Amazon