This September saw the return for a second year of the totally awesome Horsham AmeriCARna.
Even Bigger and even better than last years inaugural event this is fast becoming a ‘must do’ free day out in September with something for everyone.
Cars, food, fantastic classic American music on the bandstand only scratches the surface of describing how varied this extravaganza is!
Best place to see what you missed this year is here by viewing the full video of Horsham Americarna 2018 and re-live some of the highlights and check out why people loved the show.
Get Ready for the next Horsham Americarna 29th September 2019
Details of this an all town events on www.horshamtimewellspent.co.uk
We saw them, We loved them,
We wanted one, so We decided to sell them!
Ok, so this is how it happened! We were visiting family in France and dropped into a posh garden centre to have a look around. We came upon this absolutely fantastic range of outdoor products from Holland and decided that we wanted one for ourselves.
Well, it was a bit too big to get into the car! so when we got back to the UK we had a look to see if we could source one here. To cut a long story short, we loved them so much that we decided to sell them.
A gorgeous, design-led solution to outdoor entertaining, this fantastic range will not only provide you with a super-simple cooking platform but also give you a fire-pit type heat source to huddle around on a chilly evening.
All sorts of other cool accessories available including wood storage, food preparation, seating, as well as tools for grilling directly over the flame.
Take a look here at how deliciously creative you can be.
If you need any more information, just drop us an email, give us a call or, better still, pop into the shop and we’ll tell you all about them.
Last year’s event was fantastic and next year is shaping up to be even better!
Back by very popular demand, the fantastic classic VW’s once again provided a fantastic reason to spend a day in Horsham!
We were proud at La Source to be involved in the event last year as sponsors of the ‘Best Interior’ (what else?) and can’t wait to be snooping around again next year!
Our Interior Designer Nichola and La Source Partner Sylvie spent most of the morning last year poking their heads into cars, vans and buses and eventually boiled it down to two! Believe it or not they were only separated by the colour of a kettle! Yep – that’s how close it was!
Horsham Plum Jam
As proud Partners of Piazza Italia from it’s birth all those years ago, we at La Source always look forward to this wonderful event.
Cars – well there are always plenty of them to drool over and The Bullseye Scooter Group have a habit of turning up mob-handed with their superbly restored and ‘modded up’ Vespas and Lambrettas (some classic British bikes snuck in too!)
Frankly it was exhausting! Everywhere you turned in Horsham there was something exciting to see or do and – if you couldn’t make it this year – get down next year, you don’t know what you are missing!
Take a look at the link below to see what you missed last time, and for details of next year’s event.
It was way back in 1898, that the amazing Lampe Berger story started.
In response to a major preoccupation at that time – a sepsis in hospitals – Maurice Berger, a pharmaceutical dispenser, invented a system of diffusion by catalysis, for which he filed a patent. This revolutionary technology, which purifies the air in enclosed rooms, was soon to be applied for private use, giving birth to the Lampe Berger company.
The little lamp which destroys odours saw its apogee during the1930s: fragrance provided the dimension of pleasure; the Lampe Berger became a collector’s item, each lamp being associated with a designer and major manufacturer such as Cristal de Baccarat, Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Emile Gallé, René Lalique, and then the top porcelain producers of the 1950s… Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau, Colette or Picasso each had their own Lampe Berger. Lampe Berger has continued to develop and reinvent itself and with over 5 million litres of fragrances and 800,000 lamps sold every year around the world, Lampe Berger is still a huge success, over a century after it was invented.
Always a French company from the start, Lampe Berger enjoys a truly international reputation – distributed in 56 countries, present in 7,000 sales outlets around the world. Welcome to a unique experience in home fragrance.
These are just a few of the lamps that we have in the showroom we usually have between 40 and 50 in at any one time and we always strive to have the new models as soon as we can.
We also carry a significant selection of fragrances from Lampe Berger’s wide range – again between 40 and 50 at any one time. With so much choice, we are pretty confident that we will find one that you like!
Click here to see a selection of our current range.
Martin was born in Sussex but is torn between Sussex and his love of Fife where his family have lived for generations. He spent his summer holidays playing on the beaches, surrounded by the volcanic rock formations that are a characteristic of the area. He did not realise at the time what a huge influence it would have on his work in later life.
Martin always wanted to be involved with art and design and despite his fathers wish for him to be apprenticed to a trade, he went to art college and studied graphic design.
After working for several advertising agencies as a general artist, Martin moved on and went to work at the Evening Argus in Brighton and ran the art studio for 20 years. What an experience watching the changes in the printing industry as it evolved from moveable type, which was labour and space intensive, to computers which took up no space and little manpower. Martin then founded his own business and worked freelance solely producing artwork on his computer.
Finally at this time of his life he is able to indulge in all the influences that had affected him. The colours and textures from his childhood, the new technologies and the disciplines of his working life all came together and inspired him to use the paints, colours and resins that make up his work.
Martin had a life threatening illness several years ago, he was put on a course of treatment that was somewhat debilitating and life changing. As the drugs left his system last year he not only regained his creativity but felt as if it had been given a huge boost. He has so many ideas racing through his mind that before he has finished one piece of art the next one is forming in his mind. He has developed a technique that allows his work to be guided by the movement of the paint itself and the outcome surprises even Martin!
We have around thirty examples of Martin’s work in the showroom at the moment, and we are constantly changing them around to give a fresh feel to the display.
Also, Martin regularly does commissions for us as part of our Interior Design project work, so even if you don’t see anything the right size or colour in the showroom – just ask! – Martin will create a piece especially for you!