New York in Technicolor

A few weeks ago, we released a series of Cityscape roller blinds with beautiful cosmopolitan skylines of New York, London and Paris.

Continuing along that same theme, we stumbled across these fabulous illustrations by Dutchman Remko Heemskerk. Created during his time spent living in the Big Apple, these retro style images are stunning and use colour in a vibrant and unique way.

We think they really stand out and would make a fabulous piece for your wall. You can buy the images from Remko’s site and perhaps you could even pair them up with our Cityscape New York blind for an all American experience.

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The £20 million Easter Egg

Hot on the heels of our most expensive Ming vase post a few weeks back, the story of this Faberge Easter egg will have you running to the attic in search of buried treasure.

Bought by a scrap metal dealer for the paltry sum of £8,000, the egg was due to be melted down for its gold.

Luckily the buyer happened across an article in a newspaper which revealed the egg’s true value. One of only 50 made for the Russian royal family it has recently been sold for a whopping £20m and is due to go on display for the first time in over 100 years.

One reason not to cancel your Times subscription if ever we heard one!


Radiant Orchid In Your Dreams

Pantone’s colour of the year is a much anticipated and oft discussed topic in the world of design. Each year they choose the most popular colour for the forthcoming seasons and give it the moniker Colour of the Year.

In 2014 it was the turn of Radiant Orchid. An ‘expressive, creating and embracing purple’ it is supposed to draw your eye and disarm you with its charm.


Who are we to disagree with Pantone? Such a sweet, soft colour that’s also interesting and imaginative it somehow breathes life into its surroundings and provides a magical aura around itself.

So where else would you expect to find it than a Sabine Reinhart design. ‘In Your Dreams’ is typical of Sabine in that it is intricate, interesting and ethereal. It also uses Radiant Orchid to full effect, creating a magical garden of flora and fauna.

Head on over to tuiss to have a look at the design and the colour in all their glory.

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Scented tuiss Curtains

If you’re tired of having to constantly refill your air freshener, pricy as they are, then our new range of Aroma curtains by tuiss could be just what you need.

We’ve been working with our manufacturing partners to develop a unique new scented fabric that’s not only beautifully made and wonderfully vibrant, it will also give your home a beautiful fragrant smell.

The scent is designed to last for up to three years and is available in a range of flavours. There’s chocolate, lemon, orange and lime among others so you can pick your favourite aroma as well as your favourite colour and keep your home smelling as fresh as it looks.



Most Affordable Luxury Item…tuiss Blinds!

Over the past few weeks we’ve been bringing you a list of some of the most expensive luxury items in the world. From tree based sound systems to million pound ming vases, we’ve brought you high end products with price tags to match.

To end our series, we decided to flip the concept and bring you luxurious items at a surprisingly affordable price.

Have you guessed it yet?

That’s right, it’s…us!



Tuiss is the home of affordable luxury, providing tremendous quality, fabulous finishing touches and real attention to detail without the enormous expense.

From exclusive aluminium toggles, engineered to be the perfect size and weight, through to individually stained slats, at Tuiss you get so much more for your money.

Don’t just take our word for it though, head over to our brand new website now to find out what real value means.


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Travel…from the comfort of your home

Ever wanted an amazing view from your window but had to settle for the pile of rubbish in next door’s yard? Well, no longer!

Our in house designers have just come up with these incredible new Cityscape roller blind designs that gives you permanently spectacular scenery from your window.

Whether you dream of living in a New York City apartment or a London penthouse, there’s a design for you. Maybe you prefer the laidback French living style or are an intrepid traveller with cosmopolitan ideals.

Whatever your persuasion, our new Cityscape blinds will have you yearning for far off places, all from the comfort of your own home.




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Most Expensive…Luxury Sound System

Next up on our list of luxury items for the home is this unique ipod dock. The iTree, as it is aptly named, is made from a single tree trunk. The speakers are mounted inside and it is designed to face a wall so that the sound reflects back into the room for even higher quality music.

It even has wireless streaming and, for the environmentally or style conscious among you, you can choose which type of wood you’d like to use. The choices are cherry, poplar or spruce. And the price? Just a cool $14,000 (£8,400) will secure you this organic beauty for your home.




World’s Most Expensive…Ming Vase

The next chapter in our most expensive items for the home series focuses on the world’s priciest Ming Vase. The item in question was sold at auction in 2010 for a whopping £53 million – more than 20 times its pre-auction estimate.

The vase was made for the Chinese Emperor in the 19th Century and made its way to London before residing in the flat of an elderly man. It was discovered upon his death and put up for sale where the bids skyrocketed. It had previously been insured at just £800 – what a find!


Harris Tweed in the Home & the Races

To coincide with the start of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, we decided to blog about the iconic fashion item often associated with horse racing – Harris Tweed. This company produces clothing with a distinctive weave and a classic design that has seen an upsurge in sales over recent years as it moves back into the mainstream. The timeless look is also beautiful in the home, offering a rustic feel and a traditional style. At Tuiss we have a range of linen romans and curtains on the way with just that rural look. Watch this space and enjoy the races.


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