tuiss Loves :: Baker & Bell

The camping season is upon us. For some it’s all about ‘roughing’ it and then for others there’s definitely more of a home from home ‘glamping’ feel going on. If you fall into the second camp (!) then Baker & Bell is the website destination for you. Filled with beautiful yet practical camping accessories, tents and bedding you will definitely be tempted.

Baker + Bell was born from one happy camper looking to find a place to buy practical glamping products for the perfect camping trip.

Baker & Bell

Dutch Oven

tuiss Loves :: LS Lowry

Celebrating the works of LS Lowry, Tate Britain is holding an exhibition of his works this summer. Sounds like a perfect way to while away an afternoon to us.

Lowry used a very basic range of colours, which he mixed on his palette and painted on the white background. “I am a simple man, and I use simple materials: ivory, black, vermilion (red), Prussian blue, yellow ochre, flake white and no medium (e.g. linseed oil). That’s all I’ve ever used in my paintings. I like oils… I like a medium you can work into over a period of time”. Looking closely at the surface of Lowry’s paintings shows us the variety of ways he worked the paint with brushes (using both ends), with his fingers and with sticks or a nail.

Hillside in Wales 1962 by L.S. Lowry 1887-1976

Hillside in Wales 1962

tuiss Loves :: Fred & Pickles

Not limiting itself to things just for the home, Fred & Pickles also has things to dress yourself in, jewellery to adorn yourself with plus lots of gifts for your nearest and dearest.

At Fred and Pickles we want to bring you the most stylish, design led and innovative lifestyle products on the web. We’ve searched the globe to bring you the most amazing things we can find to fill your home and life with. In fact, most of it we would like to keep ourselves! We’ve got jewellery from Sydney, ceramics from Edinburgh, glasses from Scandinavia and notepads from Brighton as well as a whole bunch of other fabulous things.

Flying Pigs

Flora's Fields

tuiss Loves :: Rigby & Mac

Shop three shops in one! Rigby & Mac is the online world of three ‘real’ shops that sit, almost side by side, in Dulwich, London. All the shops work a different style but all are presented beautifully and we really love the vintage slash eclectic look of the website. Shop by shop, or shop by product, for every room in your home.

The dulwich trader at No.9 combines country style with a touch of glamour. Tomlinsons at No.89 has a feminine, vintage feel and proves that pale is definitely interesting. Ed at No.41 is a modern and quirky fusion of Scandinavian design and global influences.

Rigby & Mac

The shops

tuiss Loves :: 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

Racing to the rescue this summer the National Trust has created 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Perfect for the long summer holidays, this programme of activities is fun, mostly free and guaranteed to help fill out the six weeks holiday.

Win badges, dress your ‘bee’, record your adventures and access secret challenges as you progress through the activities. Kids will love this and we think adults will too, tuiss definitely does!

National Trust 2

tuiss Loves :: Geocaching

What’s not to love? Fun, free and right on your doorstep. Geocaching is the perfect way to spend your summer days. Type your postcode into the search and be amazed at how many caches there are near to your location, there may even be one you could walk to straight away.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.