Pick of the August products for your home

PUBLISHED: 17:22 16 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:22 16 August 2015

Alice in Wonderland wardrobe

Alice in Wonderland wardrobe

© Jake Eastham

From a classic deck chair to a ‘stick of rock’ mug, enjoy these fun summer additions to your home and garden

1. All decked out

Lie back and enjoy the summer in one of these three options

1a. Suffolk stripe deck chair, £70, www.gardentrading.co.uk

1b. Punch and Judy Deck chair, £40 for frame and £15 for sling, House at John Lewis, www.johnlewis.com

1c. Heyland & Whittle Adirondack with Ottoman, £179, Dobbies Garden Centres, www.dobbies.com

2. Rock on

Must-have ‘stick of rock’ mugs are the work of Lydia Leith who draws inspiration from her love of traditional British culture and nostalgia: “The first stick of seaside rock was made in 1887 in Yorkshire by an ex-miner with Blackpool written through it. Now every seaside town has its own stick of rock, which has been part of the seaside experience for generations. My mugs are a celebration of the British seaside and a desire to make people smile,” she says.

The mugs come in a variety of seaside locations including Margate and are £10 each from www.lydialeith.com

3. New flames

Leading aroma consultant Danièle Ryman’s range of six different massage candles make a lovely interiors and beauty gift combined. The candles are fairly small so would be best used to fragrance a bathroom or kept on a bedside table, with the advantage that the melted shea butter wax can be used as pre-bedtime hand treatment or massage oil. The candles are £30 each from www.danieleryman.co.uk

4. Nice ice

Even plain old vanilla becomes a super-stylish treat in a gold ice cream glass, £14, www.shop.royalacademy.org.uk

5. Summer snuggling

Keep cosy when the sun goes down with a range of products from Susie Watson, from Shetland wool throws £84 to glass-engraved hurricanes from £35, cushions from £38, metal garden chair £225 and bench £750, from Susie Watson Designs, Tunbridge Wells 01892 521 859, www.susiewatsondesigns.co.uk

6. Something bunny

Any child would fall in love with a gorgeous Alice in Wonderland-inspired White Rabbit wardrobe. It’s part of a new collaboration between Mary Gannon Design and Walker Books to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Hand-made to order in the Cotswolds by local craftsmen and decorated by illustrator Helen Oxenbury, the collection also includes a four-door storage unit, table and cushions in four designs. Prices range from £59 for a cushion to £3100 for the wardrobe and storage unit. For more information call 020 7823 3355 or visit www.marygannondesign.co.uk.

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