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Saturday 03 May 2014 by ISABEL
Linen tea towels Michael Angove exclusive design for avenida home


Painterly designs and graphic motifs that will add decorative notes to your kitchen. Menagerie 100% linen tea towel, exclusive design by Michael Angove for Avenida Home.  Linen tea towel available at SCP, London www.scp.com 


Antennae May 2014

Thursday 17 April 2014 by ISABEL
Linen tea towels by Nathalie Lete for Avenida Home

What's hot in kitchens by Nathalie Wilson

No surface escapes French artist Nathalie Lete distinctive hand, linen tea towels included. 

I love the intro words by Rupert Thomas in this month's The World of Interiors special kitchen and bathroom supplement issue. "Domestic life's little luxuries also make an appearance, from shiny new cooking appliances to traditionally hand-printed tea towels and table linens.... Not only fit for purpose, all are good looking enough to enjoy living for decades, if not quite for centuries"


Hand Made in the UK

Friday 04 April 2014 by ISABEL
Avenida Home round table mats by Alabasta

Gypsy Spirit

Lift your room and your mood instantly with a splash of boho colour, says thehousedirectory.com's Nicolette Le Pelley.

Hand Made in the UK using the finest materrials Folk Stripe Round Table Mats and Drinks Coasters by Alabasta are an exclusive design for Avenida Home.


Garden Florals

Monday 03 March 2014 by ISABEL
Elle Deco Rose Pink by Michael Angove for Avenida Home

Garden Florals By Amy Bradford

Prints, embroideries and appliqued fabrics featuring prettY blooms formed a counterpoint to the trend for modern digital florals that has reigned in recent seasons.  Work a traditional country garden look with trailing roses, clusters of daisies and romantic watercolour prints, on everything!

"Pink Rose" Round Table Mats and Drinks Coasters By Michael Angove for Avenida Home. Exclusively available at Article Design, Dublin and SCP, London (www.scp.com) 


Valentine's Dinner for Two

Saturday 02 February 2013 by ISABEL
Avenida Home Tablemats

Add witt and romance to a simple dinner - His and Her's Table Mats by Nathalie Lete.


Colour adds beauty to everyday living

Saturday 12 January 2013 by ISABEL
Farmers Market

The way I work and live - I read, travel, eat, walk, look, dream - I discover colours along the way. I think colour first and everything I make and do is inspired by my colour findings. Colour adds beauty to everyday living. New Year, New You does not necesarily needs to be exercise and diet, think colour first and add beauty to your everyday living. Be inspired! 


History in the Making of Beautiful Homes

Sunday 21 October 2012 by ISABEL

Article Dublin

Today’s introduction goes to a shop that houses as much interesting history as it does extraordinary gifts. In the thriving heart of Dublin, Article sits in a Powerscourt House that housed Richard Wingfield the 3rd in the 18th century. By 1830, this gorgeous building was sold to the government for official use and was eventually turn into a boutique shopping center in 1981.

The interior of the building still holds the charm and character it had when constructed a few centuries ago. This precise craftsmanship is still visible in the traditional Irish tendril plasterwork on the ceilings of the shop and much more of the space around.

Article shop opened in 2010 by John Adams in what used to be Wingfield’s dressing and bedroom and has been a source of inspiration to anyone who walks inside its confines. There is a wide array of carefully chosen gifts and home accessories available there and the place is bound to stun the visitors with its many details.

Last but not least, you can find contemporary British designers like Alabasta, and longside the National Gallery and V&A beautifully fitting in the displays of this shop. Some of the trays offered here are available to view on the Article Dublin website but make sure to visit 22 Powerscourt Townhouse, South William St if you find yourself near Dublin.


Unveiling Nathalie Lete’s New Story: The Butcher’s Daughter

Thursday 06 September 2012 by ISABEL

The Butcher’s daughter.

If you’re looking for something a little different for your table settings, our Butcher’s Daughter tablemats fit the bill. Bursting with eccentric and fun imagery, these unusual designs brim with humour and are sure to inspire a spot of table talk. The Butcher and The Butcher’s Wife designs feature a collage of quirky motifs set against a traditional chequered background. If you fancy creating a unique tabletop set, Butcher’s Daughter is also available as square drinks coasters. We also think this design works well with Nathalie’s Charcuterie Coq and Hen placemats and Deli worktop saver.

The family orientated theme is eccentric and fun – typical of Nathalie Lete’s underlying and addictive humour. Featuring the entire family from the butcher himself to his mum, dad, wife, son and daughter, these square drinks coasters make for an unusual gift, or will add a touch of eccentricity to your own table settings.

This new Avenida Home collection is available on our website and shall be showcased for the first time at Maison et Objet in Paris from 7-11 September, Hall 7, D63.

Alternatively for those living in the UK, catch the first glimpse of these products at Tent London 2012. For this first hand experience, make sure to visit us at Stand F17, Hall T1.


FT- How to spend it – Van der postings

Sunday 02 September 2012 by ISABEL
Finantial Times Sep 2012_72dpi

First-class dispatches from Lucia van der Post, the grande dame of luxury

Every household needs a tray…or better still, two, or three and there is no better trays than the iconic birch wood trays. Dill is the latest and most beautiful Chinoiserie design by Michael Angove, they come in natural and black and are available from Avenida Home.

NEW from Avenida Home

Why not bring a sprig of greenery to your table settings with Michael’s Dill round placemats. Set against a bold black background, the vivid greens and striking whites of the dill and feathery sword fern make this comtemporary Chinoiserie print jump out at you. Surprisingly lifelike, you’d be forgiven for thinking a butterfly had just landed on your table setting. Also available as round drinks coasters, go with the natural theme and pair your Dill coasters and placemats with Michael’s Feathers tablemats.


Homes and Gardens: Whimsical Woodland

Wednesday 29 August 2012 by ISABEL

Striking design that brings nature indoors

As we gradually find our way into Autumn, the winds of changes remind us of the green and gracious space around us. However as the leaves start to fall down, we encourage ourselves to bring the leaves indoors and recreate what is outside. In the October 2012 issue of Homes and Gardens magazine, we see the Dill Chinoiserie by Michael Angove as a part of the accessories list inspired by sylvan scenes. Why not visit Avenida Home for Dill Chinoiserie placemats and drinks coasters.


Ary Trays in North Yorkshire: Newby Hall and Hornseys Gallery

Saturday 18 August 2012 by ISABEL

Therein lies a beautiful experience, a midst the green meadows of York.

In the countryside of North Yorkshire in the small market town of Ripon, there exists a beautiful gallery known as Hornseys Gallery, currently managed by Daniel Hornsey, a second generation of this successful familly run business. Hornseys houses a well edited selection of unusual gifts to suit most pockets and occassions.

If there is also an opportunity for you to move a few miles away from Ripon, you will find our products in the gorgeous hall and garden of Eden some may call the Newby Hall. This place is one of the most astonishing gardens in the country with plenty to see and do with a wide array of gifts to bring back!


Head to the Watermill at Aberfeldy

Thursday 16 August 2012 by ISABEL

Explore the Watermill – the UK’s Independent Bookshop of the Year – and lose yourself in the gift shop next door

Jayne and Kevin Ramage had a vision to create a place that inspires. They succeeded in the proceedings and in doing so, they have helped many visitors dreams come true as well. If you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful spot and experience the Watermill first hand, you will not be disappointed as it has got to be one of the most relaxing and pleasant spaces I have visited for some time!

Books, music, an art gallery, coffee, lunch and cakes are all housed in the beautiful restored Watermill building and as a bonus for those unique gift seekers, there is Homer, the gift shop next door. Situated in the barn next door to the mill, this shop sells design-led homewares and accessories and with the creative horizons of Jayne Ramage, it manages to host an array of contemporary Scottish designs sitting cheek by jowl with vintage pieces from far-flung corners of Europe.


EasyJet In-fight Traveller Magazine August Issue

Tuesday 14 August 2012 by ISABEL

Alabasta attracts attention even in the skies. Folk stripe design by British brand Alabasta is featured an an example of brilliance in Swedish homeware

The knack for balancing functionality and creativity is ode to the brilliance of Swedish homeware and accessories. It comes to no surprise that when we flick through the pages of the August 2012 issue of Easy Jet‘s in-flight Traveller magazine, we see the brilliant Alabasta Folk Stripe piece featured in the destination guide to Stockholm.

The people behind this iconic Swedish product have been carefully mastering their craft of manufacturing birch wood trays for over 60 years. 


Be the one to stand out in the crowd

Friday 10 August 2012 by ISABEL

The award winning, design led department store in the heart of Bath that never ceases to impress

The round 49 cm Ary Tray designed by Alabasta is without a doubt, the eye catching spot on this inspiring window display at Rossiters of Bath.

The 20×27 cm small tray featured as a part of the display is also from the Alabasta Blue Fish collection by Ary Trays. This is the alternative handy choice that fits perfectly those two intimate cups of tea and their accompanying biscuits.

Rossiters of Bath have been around since 1961 and continue to be one of Bath’s most prestigeous and authentic homeware shops. Their selection of functional and beautiful home accessories is amazing. Make sure to pay a visit if you find yourself in Bath.


Homes & Antiques: A Decade of Design

Thursday 09 August 2012 by ISABEL

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the London Design Festival

We love browsing Homes & Antiques magazine as it is always full of inspiring ideas, interesting things to see and do. The recently published September issue is one to read. Check out the feature on London Design Festival and make a date in the diary to go to the Domestic Matters exhibition curated by Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting.

The London Design Festival will be taking place from the 14th – 23rd of September and it is set to host much art and talent in most fields of design. If you are not a regular commuter to the East End of London this is the time to discover this vibrant part of the city. Pop in to the multi-faceted design event Tent London 2012, and be the first to discover some of the greatest emerging talents in the design world. Avenida Home will be in Hall T1, Stand F17 and will unveil for the first time, the Alabasta place mats collection.

Inspiring photograph by Jan Baldwin showing the Folk Stripe place mats designed by Alabasta. Full collection will be showcased at Tent London 2012 T1, F17. Be sure to look at the website Avenida Home.



Sunday 15 July 2012 by ISABEL

New Brand distributed by Avenida Isabel

Avenida Home is a design led British brand founded by Isabel Saiz – The idea behind its first table top collection is to bring together art, craftsmanship and functionality.

Featuring on the place mats , table mats and coasters are much loved pieces of art by Michael Angove and Nathalie Lete and contemporary designs by Alabasta and Puddin’head.

The products are a celebration of British craftsmanship. The strength and durability is due to the high quality materials: 4.8 mm eucalyptus board from renewable sources, rich black baize felt on the reverse, and a protective fine melamine coating heat resistant to 160°C.


FT – How to spend it. Special arts edition

Sunday 19 February 2012 by ISABEL

Ary Trays inspired by one of Britain’s most venerated painters

It was a great priviledge working with Ary trays and lending my expertise to the team at Francis Bacon Estate to make his art accessible to a wider audience. Read more about the Financial Times story here

Using traditional methods with modern printing technology, Ary Trays continues to offer the most complete and flexible quality service to its discerning clientele.

For almost twenty years Isabel Saiz, Director of Avenida Isabel Ltd. and exclusive UK agent for Ary Trays, has been working with designers, craftsmen and manufacturers successfully developing brands and products for the most prestigious heritage brands: the National Trust, Farrow & Ball, the National Gallery to name a few.


Homes & Gardens best shopping buys

Sunday 19 February 2012 by ISABEL

Homes & Gardens shortlist Michael Angove and Liberty as their favourite designs 

Despite being the smallest on show, the spoons tray from Michael Angove’s Drawings Collection, stands out from the crowd


Homes and Gardens Shortlist

Wednesday 15 February 2012 by ISABEL

Michael Angove designs continue to be a favourite of all major interior design editors. His timeless ‘Spoon’ drawings are available in 5 different shapes and a variety of 4 beautiful colours:

Exclusive to Liberty

Ary Trays Edenham Liberty Print Tray is also featured in Homes and Gardens this month.

These trays are handcrafted using the finest Scandinavian birch wood, and use beautiful Liberty fabric for a gorgeous effect. The marvellous trays are exclusive to Liberty, who also stock a wider selection of trays including Michael Angove designs within their inspiring new kitchen department.


Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday 14 February 2012 by ISABEL

What better way to be served a romantic breakfast in bed then on a delightful birch wood Ary tray of scattered hearts designed by Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.

Whatever your plans, we wish you a wonderful Valentines Day!


Terracotta Home Accessories

Friday 03 February 2012 by ISABEL

We are very pleased to announce that a stunning selection of Ary Trays have been selling brilliantly well at the beautifully stylish and inspiring new boutique ‘Terracotta Home Accessories’.

Situated in Al Tilal Complex, Kuwait, ‘Terracotta Home Accessories‘ run by Moneera showcases’ the very best of vintage-chic home accessories blended with a touch of the modern day.

Immaculately displaying everything from adorable pillows through to functional book ends and tableware, this sumptuous selection carefully edited by Moneera is an inspiration to all. Not afraid of buying in depth what catches her eye, the selection of trays and tray tables by Ary Trays is one of the best world over, so it’s no surprise that Michael Angoves ‘Chinoiserie’ along with the National Gallerys beautiful ‘Tulips’ are the boutiques best sellers.

A luxurious home boutique filled with hand-picked exclusive designs from around the world – Terracotta Contemporary Home Accessories is a new destination for the most discerning designer in Kuwait.


News of the beautiful Folk Stripe design by Alabasta has reached India

Thursday 02 February 2012 by ISABEL

Alabasta Folk Stripes featured in Elle Deco India

News of the beautiful Folk Stripe design by Alabasta has reached India.

Best of Drawers and Tableware

The January edition of Elle Deco India lists a beautiful Tray Table designed by Asta Barrington within their ‘Best of Drawers and Tableware’ feature. Appropriately named ‘Folk Stripes’, this striking combination of colour created from intricate patterns evokes feelings of nostalgia and modernity. The tray tables are handcrafted in Sweden. 


Homes and Gardens feature Michael Angove’s shortlisted design for the ‘Gift of the year’

Wednesday 01 February 2012 by ISABEL

Homes and Gardens feature Michael Angove’s shortlisted design for the ‘Gift of the year’

No stranger to the iconic birch wood trays, the highly inspiring Homes & Gardens magazine have once again chosen to feature an innovative design from Michael Angove Chinoiserie Collection in their February 2012 issue.

Inspired by sustainable living, Michael Angove’s Dill design is all about bringing the outside into the home. These beautiful trays are handcrafted using Scandinavian birch wood from an FSC certified well managed forest.

View more designs by Michael Angove here


World of Interiors shortlist

Tuesday 13 December 2011 by ISABEL

The National Gallery and V&A designs stand out in the crowd

Functional and beautiful, these are treats to have in any home. They are a true affordable luxury and an ideal Christmas gift. You can buy them at the National Gallery shops and Fortnum and Mason. Both shops are looking magnificent this festive season and are full of amazing and unusual finds.

For retailers that are missing this great opportunity these Swedish design trays are available to the trade from Avenida Home. It is very easy to order online and you only need to spend £250 on your first order.

This classic wooden tray adorned with Bronzino’s “An Allegory with Venus and Cupid” is individually hand made in Sweden from the finest Scandinavian birch wood. What better way to be served breakfast in bed than on a National Gallery Masterpiece birch wood tray.

This high quality decorated tray, features Strawberry Thief by William Morris. This pattern from the V&A‘s textile collections is one of the most popular of the Arts and Crafts period.

Strawberry Thief is one of William Morris most treasured designs, a timeless piece that continues to inspire interior decorators.


Dill', the latest design by Michael Angove, is now available from Liberty and Fortnum & Mason

Tuesday 22 November 2011 by ISABEL

'Dill' is the latest addition to Michael Angove’s popular Chinoiserie Collection. The design features delicate flora and fauna images that provide a stunning setting in any room. Inspired by sustainable living, Angove has created a liberated new design of detailed naturalism.

Each tray is completely unique

New techniques developed by Ary Trays enable the beautiful wood to show through Angove’s designs, creating a completely unique tray each time.

Back to basics

In a world filled with plastic and non-biodegradable material, why not go back to basics with a natural, functional, and completely unique birch wood tray.


Michael Angove designs available at The Linen Works

Wednesday 02 November 2011 by ISABEL

Micheal Angove’s beautiful Luna Spoons design is now available at The Linen Works, a wonderful online natural home shop offering full of stylish simple and functional products that grow more beautiful as time goes by.

Both Easy Living, and Homes & Gardens magazine have picked up on Angove’s innovative design and featured the 38cm Scandinavian birch wood tray in their November issues. You can view these features below!


Let Avenida help you to create a colourful, inviting and eye-catching window display this Christmas

Tuesday 01 November 2011 by ISABEL

At this time of the year, house proud hosts are always on the look out for that little something special to impress their guests. There is an tray design and size to suit every mood and occasion. Don’t miss out, take a look at our amazing designs


Alabasta Folk Stripe design featured in Mollie Makes Issue 7

Tuesday 11 October 2011 by ISABEL

We love Mollie Makes, the brand new lifestyle and craft magazine, and we are thrilled to see our beautiful Alabasta designs featured in issue 7!

For more information about making, collecting, thrifting and crafting, subscribe to Mollie Makes.


Puddin’head | The New Artisans

Friday 07 October 2011 by ISABEL

Puddin’head have been featured on the front cover of The New Artisans: Handmade Designs for Contemporary Living by Oliver Dupon. A book that has sourced the cream of contemporary craft from all over the world.

The practice of handmade craft has undergone a huge resurgence in recent times. This book captures the new mood – a return to a preference for the unique and the artisanal. Dozens of designers and makers are featured, who use craft techniques rather than mass-production methods to create stylish, whimsical, covetable objects.

Design expert and acclaimed blogger Olivier Dupon has sourced the cream of the contemporary craft world from all over Europe, Australia and the United States. His keen eye and creative flair have led him to be featured in many style magazines. Complete with an introduction as well as the author’s personal recommendations for inspiring shops, websites and blogs to visit, this is the perfect resource for discovering unique and beautiful objects handcrafted by new, talented artisans from around the world.

Puddin’head is the creation of Richard McAdam. From early cartographers’ descriptions to the New World and its fantastic creatures to the surrealist movement’s of the subconscious imagination, Richards sources of inspiration are diverse. If there is any underlying thread in his work, it is the gentle humour that is more whimsical than hard-edged.


Bluebellgray chair receives Elle Approval badge at TENT London

Friday 07 October 2011 by ISABEL

Anabel Cutler, Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration selected this Bluebellgray chair, crafted by Roger Lewis as one of the top things to see at TENT.

Bluebellgray is an exciting, young, Scottish textile design company specialising in the home interiors market. Influenced by a love of colour and all things floral, the designs are something unique and special, each design is painted by hand in the Bluebellgray studio before being printing onto natural cottons and linens using state of the art printing technology. The printing methods used by Bluebellgray enable every brushstroke and colour to be captured enhancing the feel of the hand painted design. The pieces have a sense of provenance and the designer behind the product, adding to the feeling of exclusivity.


Feather Tray included in The Financial Times Gift Guide!

Wednesday 05 October 2011 by ISABEL

Michael Angove’s detailed and enchanting feather designs for Ary Trays have made it onto the Financial Times ‘How to spend it’ guide! – A website full of worldly pleasures selected by the Financial times award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine.

You can view the whole range of Michael Angove’s wonderful illustrations here


Alabasta Folk Stripe featured on Style NV

Tuesday 04 October 2011 by ISABEL

We are honoured that interior stylist Victoria Metcalf has featured Ary Trays on her weekly list of products to look out for! Thanks Victoria!

View more from Alabasta Folk Stripe collection here!


Paisley design featured in Homes & Gardens

Tuesday 04 October 2011 by ISABEL

This month, Homes & Gardens magazine have taken a look at the ever-popular and classic paisley print and added it to their October style-guide. Paisley has been a huge feature on the catwalk this year, so why not bring fashion into your kitchen with this timeless and intricate print!

Made from birch wood and fine cotton Tana Lawn fabric, ‘Birch Wood and Fabric Collection’ are made in the traditional way in Sweden.


Drawings by Michael Angove' featured in The Observer Magazine

Wednesday 28 September 2011 by ISABEL

The Observer Magazine have picked up on Angove’s award-winning designs, and featured a tray from Ary’s 'Drawings by Michael Angove' collection in their lust list!

Made from sustainable wood and hand finished, Ary Trays are not only beautiful, but functional and robust.

View even more innovative designs from Angove 


Alabasta at TENT!

Tuesday 27 September 2011 by ISABEL

We had a brilliant time at London’s TENT design show over the weekend showing off our brand new collections!

In case you missed it, here’s our lovely stand – complete with an Elle Decoration Approved label for Alabasta’s new Folk Stripe Collection:

If you missed us, or didn’t get the chance to come by, follow this link and discover more pieces by Alabasta 


Michael Angove adds a new dimension to his timeless ‘Drawings’ collection

Tuesday 20 September 2011 by ISABEL

Angove’s ‘Cherry Spoon’ design features a detailed drawing of an intricate Edwardian silver spoon, and a fresh red cherry elegantly dropped alongside which really does look good enough to eat!

This special edition tray comes in a new useful size (32 x 15 cm) and best selling colours.

Be it cakes, clothes, or kitchenware, it seems cherries really are the perfect way to top off something sweet!

Follow this link to discover more pieces from Michael Angove 


Elle decoration approved, for the second year running!

Tuesday 13 September 2011 by ISABEL

For the second time running Elle Deco has selected Alabasta Folk Stripe design for Ary Trays as one of the top ten products to see at Tent London!

Watch the space! The full collection will be available to order on the 22nd of September.

For further details and information contact Isabel Saiz

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Alabasta Folk Stripe in Homes & Gardens!

Tuesday 06 September 2011 by ISABEL

Inspirational magazine Homes & Gardens has again featured an orignal and cutting edge design from Alabasta.

Alabasta’s “Folk Stripe” collection features striking rainbows of colour, each created from intricate stitched patterns, portraying reassuring feelings of nostalgia and modernity.

View more stylish collections from Alabasta here.


Alabasta Featured In Homes & Gardens!

Tuesday 23 August 2011 by ISABEL

We're over-the-moon that this beautiful Alabasta design featured in the August edition of Homes & Gardens!

Alabasta is a brand new collection designed follow this link to discover more pieces by Alabasta.


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