Archive | February, 2011

bookbindery case for the Kindle

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bookbindery case for the Kindle

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Chris Ford

The new Kindle from Amazon is a real game changer,  and so I think are these cases from PadandQuill via the Etsy site.

A beautiful bookbindery case creating that feeling of holding an actual book in your hand…because you are!

Premium quality materials are used to create an Italian bonded leather cover and then lined with premium bookbindery paper.

A precision-engineered Baltic birch frame router cut to within 1/20,000 of an inch to snugly cradles your Kindle3. Sound impressive? It is. Rubber bumpers are then added to the frame to keep your Kindle nice and secure. (We test every case with an actually device to ensure a seamless fit)

A Moleskine style strap that keeps your case from opening when you want it closed

Kindle Case

Precision crafted to cradle and protect your device, with a classic red bookmark allowing for quick and simple removal.

This really is a fantastic and they haven’t stopped with the Kindle, they have created similar cases for all sorts of other devices including the Iphone ,  I’ve just placed my order and you can too by heading over to Etsy.

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Notebooks designed for your life passions

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Notebooks designed for your life passions

Posted on 24 February 2011 by Chris Ford

Only a notebook that you want to write in is worth having, and Moleskines’ collection of  notebooks  really feel special, in fact they are  simply a pleasure to write in.
The notebooks Moleskine produce are made to the best quality, yet they remain slim and stylish, no wonder some of the best writers (past and present) have sworn by them.

Now enter the new Passion range, the new Moleskine collection specially designed for your life passions.
Recipe, Wine, Book, Film, Music, Wellness: 6 journals to collect and organize information, comments, memories, clippings and reviews concerning your very own Passions. Each journal comes with a fully embossed cover, bearing a texture of themed illustrations.

These notebooks are for any creative, or professional person wanting a quality notebook. Like all good things, you get what you pay for, and you won’t be disappointed with your purchase.

The Moleskine Passion range is available from Amazon and all other good retailers from £9.71 and upwards

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A Chip off the old block…

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A Chip off the old block…

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Chris Ford

We all love chips, yes they aren’t that that great waistline but they are a guilty pleasure for most of us.

This week is national Chip week and with that in mind the Potato Council has released some excellent chip recipes my favourite of which is the home made over chips, which aren’t that bad for you either :

Homemade Oven Chips

Homemade Oven Chips

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 700g /1 1/2 lb potatoes
  • Olive oil

Method

  1. Pre heat oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6.
  2. Cut the unpeeled potatoes into 1cm thick chip wedges
  3. Wash and dry well on kitchen paper.
  4. Place on a non-stick baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, season to taste.
  5. Bake for 40 mins, turning halfway through cooking.

TIP: Spice up your chips by adding cayenne pepper when you season.

for more recipies and info on National chip week head over to

http://www.lovepotatoes.co.uk/love-chips/homepage/

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You can leave you’re gloves on…

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You can leave you’re gloves on…

Posted on 21 February 2011 by Chris Ford

Most of us now have or are starting to get touch screen phones,  the problem is when its cold you want to wear gloves, and these screens don’t work with gloves………….. until now!

Smartouch Gloves

SmarTouch Gloves are super soft, gloves with special conductive material woven into the thumb and index finger, so you can tap, pinch and scroll even when it’s minus whatever outside. Skin-like responsiveness? App-solutely. Staying toastie whilst fiddling with your gadgets has never been easier.

Four different styles

The Gloves come in four different styles, Black and Navy for Men and Black and striped for Women

Available from Firebox.com for a bargain £14.99

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The Gentry Grooming Co

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The Gentry Grooming Co

Posted on 16 February 2011 by Chris Ford

Founded in 2004, The Gentry Grooming Co is the brainchild of ex Apprentice contestant Adele Lock. After appearing on the first series  of Lord Sugar’s hit show in 2005, Adele was determined to take The Gentry Grooming Co to the next level and make her mark as a successful entrepreneur in the male grooming industry.

The Essentials Range was born, a luxurious grooming range consisting of seven daily skincare products, including The All Over Wash, The Face Wash, The Face Scrub, The Shave Oil, The Shave Cream, The Face Balm and The Styling Cream.

The range  is over 93% natural, PH balanced , free from  alcohol, parabens and chemical preservatives and contin NMF’s (Natural Moisturising Factors.

I have been trying the range for the last two weeks and I have to say they are a pleasure to use, the pepperey scent from the face wash really wakes me up in the morning ready to fight for my spot on the train. Like alot of men I find that some products far from sooth my skin actually irritate it due to all the chemicals used in the usual big brands, so I love the fact that these products are 93% natural.

Adele said  “Our research proved that men have more delicate skin than women. We also realised that the majority of men believe that shaving irritates their skin and so there was a definite need for products that enhanced the skins natural balance”.

Now while Im sure none of us want to think we are more delicate than women its nice that a company has put some thought into their mens products and what goes into them.

Stockists: www.gentrygrooming.com / www.houseofraser.co.uk / www.washbag.com / www.theenglishshavingcompany.com / House of Fraser Manchester & Glasgow / The Gentry Grooming Co Salons

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The Good Book

The Good Book

Posted on 15 February 2011 by Chris Ford

I had been looking around for ages trying to find a unique gift that really went with my friends personality and then I stumbled upon this The Good Book.
Posing innocently as what would appear to be a modest book of some spiritual calling, The Good Book has been tampered with. Beneath its cover, someone has craftily cut out a flask shape from every page, and has also kindly inserted a stainless steel flask. All you have to do is ensure you keep it topped up with your favourite spirit.

£14.99 from  IWANTONEOFTHOSE.com

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Retro Underwear this Valentines Day

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Retro Underwear this Valentines Day

Posted on 01 February 2011 by Chris Ford

With Valentines Day fast approaching its time we start thinking about that special someone in our lives, and one thing you must not forget is to look your best on the special day. We of course hope our other half will wear something special in the bedroom  so if your lady makes an effort why shouldn’t you?

Two new brands have recently come to our attention, first there is Stylish men’s underwear brand Oiler & Boiler.

Inspired by the preppy vibe of the Hamptons, Oiler & Boiler provides a stylish choice of underwear for the discerning man about town.

Capturing the essence of a Long Island summer holiday and available in preppy and quirky prints or simple block colourways, these are an ideal choice  for the man looking to make a statement this  Valentines Day.

With prices starting at just £10, Oiler & Boiler is available at Fenwick’s, House of Fraser & Selfridges as well as online at www.rockundies.com

Next up we have new and exciting underwear brand, Luis & Juke.

Driven by the energetic sounds and styles of the fifties, Luis & Juke is on a mission to bring retro to a new young audience. Boasting fun, flirty and brightly coloured prints, all at an affordable price tag starting at just £13.

Luis & Juke is available from a wide range of stockists, including Topman, Selfridges, Fenwick’s, House of Fraser, Urban Outfitters and on-line at

www.rockundies.com

But there’s more, we have managed to organize a special discount for our readers of 10% off all Luis & Juke and Oiler Boiler products (including sale items).

All you have to do is visit www.rockundies.com and enter the discount code VAL11    (offer valid until Feb 11th)

mr.black@gentlemensgoods.com

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