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Inspiration for Father's Day

PUBLISHED: 07:12 30 May 2015 | UPDATED: 07:12 30 May 2015

Mr Benn at 52 Festive Road

Mr Benn at 52 Festive Road


From a star of the seventies to a shower pavilion for your garden, find your pick of the prodcts right here in Kent

Count to three

Make it as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the following

Stacking enamel jars, £14.95 for three from www.dotcomgiftshop.com

Archimedes desk, £550, www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

Fabric tea light holders, £18, Primrose & Plum, www.notonthehighstreet.com

Chalk it up

Grand Illusions Vintage Paint is a recently launched chalk paint designed to replicate the milk paint of the 18th and 19th centuries. Water based, it has the eco advantage of also being VOC free and costs £18.95 for a one-litre pot. Kent stockists include Paramor Boorman Home Ramsgate, 01843 597571, French Inspired Interiors, Whitstable 01227 634138 and Le Petit Jardin, Tunbridge Wells 01892 541152. Some stockists are also holding Vintage Paint workshops; contact them for details or visit www.grandillusions.co.uk.

Star of the seventies

If you’re looking to invest in artwork or fancy an original Father’s Day gift idea for a dad old enough to remember the early 1970’s, how about these new limited edition signed canvases featuring the iconic Mr Benn? Never seen without his bowler hat (unless he was dressed up as a knight) he was the star of the BBC children’s TV series first broadcast in 1971. The artwork has been released in celebration of creator David McKee’s 80th birthday and is available from www.artyougrewupwith.com. Prices are £1450 for the main shot of Mr Benn’s home at 52 Festive Road and £950 for the (unframed) set of four images from the Red Knight, Mr Benn’s first-ever episode.

Shower power

Something you may not generally consider doing in your garden is showering. That could change with the new Wazebo mini wellness shower pavilion from Kos which can even be positioned directly on a lawn. Featuring a tubular metal enclosure and wooden slatted shower tray, it includes a single-lever mixer and large rainfall showerhead. The price had yet to be confirmed at the time of going to press, but find out more at www.zucchettikos.com.

Good in Wood

Oak Unico is a one-strip, smoked-oak wood flooring with a brushed, hand-scraped finish from award-winning flooring company Kährs. Prices from £93.60 per square metre, it’s available at stockists including Walk on Wood, Tonbridge 01732 350 600 or visit www.kährs.com.

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