Thursday, 30 December 2010

Cool 1970s Kingcraft kitchen scales

Just spotted this - fully working and fairly funky Kingcraft kitchen scales. They're the original 1970s deal, and cover both metric and imperial.
 They've got imperial and metric units, so you don't have to worry about converting any recipes, and with a couple of days left, they're selling for either £4.99 as an auction price, or £7.50 as a Buy It Now option.

 And while you're *ahem* weighing that up - it looks like John Lewis have got the Heston Blumenthal Orb Electronic Scales back in stock now.

Friday, 3 December 2010

1960's retro kitchen sink unit...

I rather like the look of this Remploy 1960's timber sink unit, with stainless steel top - the colours definitely work well together.

The taps have been removed, and there is some sagging which would need repairing but at the moment it's £10 with no bids and under 2 days left.

 If you can manage a little bit of repair work, you two drawers and three cupboards - the middle draw is a dummy panel and the handle needs re-attaching, but comes with the unit.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The search for the coolest washing machine...

We've had problems with our Zanussi washing machine for quite a while now, as it stops at random points in the cycle, meaning we have to drain everything and start again. So when it stops 3 times out of 4 it's immensely frustrating.
Luckily the shop has taken it back to fix and left us with a loaner, but it's prompted me to take a look at what's available if you want something that not only cleans clothes, but also looks cool.
It's a bit tricky, as the basics of clothes washing and design don't seem to have changed much, but then I found this:

 It's the OVO washing machine concept designed by Murat Ozveri, and yes, when it's not in use, you get a giant clock to look at. And when it starts washing, the screen also displays a load of information about the washing.
  Not just that, but it looks cool and the different colours you could choose would work well for most kitchens. 
  The only problem is that it was designed and built a while ago, but I can't seem to see it in any shops yet. Come on white goods people - we want more than just square boxes in our kitchens...

  Anyone seen any washing machines that are cool, and also available to buy? Help me out by linking them up in the comments!