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20213ZACK CURO capsule holder

Stylish capsule holder for up to 18 Nespresso® capsules.

The elegantly finished holder is made of brushed satin 18/10 stainless steel and a contrasting black plastic inlay. The holder safely stores the Nespresso® capsules on both sides and can be rotated freely on the base, ensuring that you always make the right coffee choice.

The bottom capsule can be removed easily by pulling lightly. The other capsules move down and remained fixed in position until the next capsule is removed.

20214This stylish capsule holder is also available as a wall mounted version. The bottom capsule can be removed easily by pulling lightly. The other capsules move down and remained fixed in position until the next capsule is removed.

Available to order right now at Proleno

ZACK SCALA hairdryer holder

This exquisitely finished hairdryer holder is made of high-gloss 18/10 stainless steel. This practical bathroom accessory impresses with its typically exclusive ZACK finish which lends the design article its unmistakable appearance.scala-hairdryer-holder

The clear forms and the consistently timeless clear-cut design language through which the SCALA range fits harmoniously into a wide variety of bathroom worlds are the outstanding characteristics of this modern bathroom series.

The inside of the holder ring is fitted with a soft rubber lining to prevent the hairdryer from becoming scratched.

When it comes to wall mounting of the SCALA range you can choose between traditional drill fitting and modern adhesive fitting using the special adhesive ZackMount.

ZackMount is ideally suited for stable wall mounting without drill holes on almost all load-bearing, rough and smooth surfaces both indoors and outdoors. ZackMount can be removed from all surfaces without leaving any traces.

Mattress topper or mattress protectors are detachable bedding that fixes on top of or encloses a mattress to protect it. Some mattress protectors also protect the person sleeping on the mattress from allergens and irritants such as dust mites, bed bugs, mold, and dead skin (like dandruff). This article outlines some popular types of mattress protectors and toppers along with their special features:

mattress-topperPopular Types of Mattress Toppers

Luxury Mattress Topper
Luxury mattress toppers are comfortable, well manufactured and most notably affordable. They are filled with a luxurious polyester hollowfibre filling that retains its shape in order to provide your bed a constant extra layer of down-softness and lightness. Luxury mattress toppers are anti-allergenic treated, quality assured and certified. Their baffle walled cassette construction of ensures that they remains balanced throughout.

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
If you are struggling for a good night sleep due to hip or back pain, you should seriously consider memory foam mattress toppers because they allow your bed to actually mould to your body by eradicating pressure points. Pressure points are basically areas on your body which press hardest into the bed. The extra thick memory foam allows your mattress pad to perfectly suit your body. The support of memory foam may also ease pain, tension, and headaches.

Mattress Revivers
Mattress revivers are hypoallergenic, nontoxic, chemical-free luxurious mattress toppers which provide extra comfort to your bed so that you can get a good night sleep. They are especially filled with an anti-allergen cotton-rich cover that contains sumptuous anti-allergy bi component hollowfibre to protect your body from dust mites and allergens and helping you to sleep well.

Popular Types of Mattress Protectors

Classic Mattress Protector
Classic mattress protectors minimizes the wears and tears and stains to your mattress. What’s more, they are the most popular types of mattress protectors due to their affordable price. The upper surface of classic mattress protectors is a high-quality polyester cotton fabric that contains a polyester hollowfibre filling. The skirt of classic mattress toppers is a non-woven elasticized fabric.

Microfibre Mattress Protector
Microfibre mattress protectors are non allergic mattress protectors which feature a soft peached microfibre cover which contains a plump and supportive hollowfibre filling to ensure breath ability and additional comfort so that you can enjoy a peaceful nap night after night. Microfibre mattress protectors are available in m,any sizes and designed to fit mattresses up to 30cm deep.

Waterproof Mattress Protector
Waterproof mattress protectors are most popular and highly-recommended type of mattress protectors which prolong the life of your mattress by keeping it clean, dry and fresh. They have a soft-touch surface with waterproof and breathable polyurethane backing that not only provides you a good night sleep but also protects your mattress from body sweat, water and other spills. Take Care of Your

Mattress Toppers & Protectors
Most of the mattress toppers and protectors come with a complete care instructions guide. Make sure you wash your mattress protectors by following the manufacturer’s instructions on washing, drying and ironing. You can find these instructions on the packaging or on the labels sewn into the inside seam of each item.

11123428Which Ones are Better?

Well, there is no easy answer to that question, since both of these window coverings have basically the same function, but when it comes to details I think that you will be able to pick one over the other. In order to help you with your choice I decided to confront shutters vs blinds, and based on their comparison I think that you will be able to make the right decision.

Shutters – why Pick them?

Shutters can be found in many different colours and designs bur can be also easily painted in any colour in order to match them with the overall room colours. Being as they are, they can be mounted both inside and outside of the house. When mounted outside, they can be used as a decorative item for your house, but if you mount them on the hinges on the exterior wall, they can protect your windows from breaking during storms, strong wind, etc. These window treatments are typically made of wood, and being made of wood they will bring the natural element to your room décor. They will also bring that traditional look which people tend to search for, when decorating the rooms. However, they are more expensive than the blinds, but they can be cheaper if you are looking at the bigger picture, since wood shutters act as great insulators, which again means that they will save your money when it comes to heating and cooling bills in the long run. Plantation shutters are the best window insulator. Because they consist of slats which are fitted tighter than the blind slats, a smaller amount of light will be able to penetrate through them, which cannot be said for the blinds.

Blinds – what Makes them Special?wooden-window-shutters1

Window blinds are looking good on any type of windows, and they can be manufactured in many types of material, and the most common materials are: aluminium, PVC, MDF, metal, they can be also made in fabric (Roman blinds and Roller blinds), but since we are talking here about some sturdier window treatments we will leave them behind. Sturdier ones are made of wood or aluminium. Venetian blinds can be used on both windows and doors. Being made of thinner slats, you can always customise them and make them fit any size or shape of the window. Because of their material, they can be found in many different colours and shades and patterns, which is not the case with their opponents. They are also very easy to use, since they can be closed or opened by the twist of the wand or raised at the certain level of the window by pulling a cord. Faux wood blinds are made of PVC material and because of that they are very good option for the kitchen or the bathroom, since most of them are moisture resistant, while wooden ones can warp if they get in touch with water.

home_large11Final Choice…

Well that’s really up to you, but you should have in mind all of these factors and based on them make the right decision. Shutters are a bit expensive, but they will offer much more privacy, yet blinds, because of their versatility in materials and colours, can be easily incorporated into any type of room design, so the final decision should entirely be up to you.

Take a look at Shaftesburys for more info on our top end Plantation Shutters. Shaftesbury Shutters offer a full service, (design + fit) for a complete range of high quality Plantation Shutters.

Mark Row – Mark Row is a professional freelance writer and SEO Expert working for a number of websites.

ZACK LINEA double towel rail

The exquisitely finished towel rail is made of brushed satin 18/10 stainless steel. The practical bathroom accessory impresses with its typical, exclusive ZACK finish which lends the design article its unmistakable appearance.
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The clear forms and the consistently timeless, clear-cut design language through which the LINEA articles fit harmoniously into a wide variety of bathroom worlds are the outstanding characteristics of this modern bathroom series.

Get one now at Proleno

ZACK SCALA towel stand

The exquisitely finished towel stand is made of high-gloss 18/10 stainless steel. The practical bathroom accessory impresses with its typical, exclusive ZACK finish which lends the design article its unmistakable appearance.
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The clear forms and the consistently timeless, clear-cut design language through which the SCALA articles fit harmoniously into a wide variety of bathroom worlds are the outstanding characteristics of this modern bathroom series.

Don’t miss out, order one now at Proleno

ZACK MEL honey pot

Exclusive honey pot in the distinctive style of the ZACK design label. This article is distinguished by its straight lines and clear geometry combined with a contrasting mixture of materials.
The honey pot itself consists of transparent plastic with bordering made of black plastic in a matt surface finish.
The honey dipper is made of black, slightly pebbled plastic and brushed satin stainless steel.

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Available to buy now at proleno.com

Beautifully made, and sturdy and strong, this Hahn ceiling rack is perfect for showing off your pots and pans, even herbs or vegetables.
Hahn Oval Chrome Ceiling Rack
It’s made from 18/10 stainless steel, the highest quality grade, and given a shiny chromed finish. All the fixings are included, along with 6 x swivel hooks, 6 x pan hooks, 12 x S hooks, 32 x hanging links and 4 x ceiling hooks, so there’s plenty of space for your saucepans.

Why not hang salami, onions, paprika or bunches of herbs from it as well for added colour?

Available now from Proleno, on the web at www.proleno.com, on the phone on0207 965 7199

Bagel slicerThe bagel is back in fashion. Whether its because of its semi-starring role in TV show “The OC” or whether its simply down to a recent advertising campaign for New York Bagels is difficult to say but one thing that we know for sure is that the bagel is king right now and sales of bagel guillotines, especially the one featured in The OC, have rocketed. Its fast approaching iconic status and appears to be this year’s must-have kitchen accessory.

Both simple and safe to use, you end up with a perfectly sliced bagel and no need to go reaching for the Elastoplast!

Dishwasher safe, a good guarantee, expensive enough to mean something but inexpensive enough to not require a new mortgage, plus a lovely gift box, makes this a great Christmas gift too. But, if your other half is hankering after something that sparkles this won’t cut the mustard. On the other hand, its a great gift for a friend or a sibling!

Available from Proleno.

swimsshoeSWIMS from Norway is now distributing two products for men who take their shoes seriously – the Classic galoshes and the Mobster.

These products allow you to wear your favourite shoes regardless of any weather conditions and still look stylish – snow, rain or salt won’t ruin your expensive shoes. Even when driving a scooter or riding a bike, the SWIMS is a clever way of protecting your shoes and keeping them clean. The material of the lining has also been designed to “polish” your shoes when you wear them.

swimsshoeThey come in basic colours, such as black, brown and khaki, so they are great if your daily commute involves negotiating puddles at the station car park or skirting building sites en route to the office, as well as some fun bright colours (yellow, orange, purple) – great for evenings, weekends or simply to say “here I am!” They are available at retail stores in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow and also online at www.swims.com (where you can also find a full list of retailers worldwide).

Slip ’em on before walking wet, muddy and snowy streets. Slip ’em off when you arrive, having shiny and clean shoes wherever you go!