Fabulous Alfresco Eating!

2 May 2018

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.

We love them and we hope you will love them too and, as a bit of a special introductory deal, we will throw in one of their super oil drizzlers and a top quality spatula with the first three sold.

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.

Plum-tastic!

10 May 2017

Back again for a THIRD year! 

Last year was fantastic and this year is shaping up to be even better! We will be judging the ‘Best Interior’ again and we can’t wait!

Last  year, and 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 it was a terrifically difficult task as the standard of presentation was unbelievable!

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!

Look out for more of the same this year as the classic ‘vdubs’ will be back to fill up the town centre and East Street, full of fun, music and entertainment!

It was a great event last year, and this year promises to be even bigger and better!

SUNDAY MAY 27th – DON’T MISS IT!

 

 

Piazza Italia

24 Apr 2017

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.

Horshams’ Piazza Italia XI had a lot to live up to – after all the event has been getting bigger and better now for the last ten years!

Live up to it it did though – the weather was kind, and over a hundred thousand visitors were treated to a wide range of fantastic entertainment.

Cars – well there were plenty of them to drool over – even a visit from a Bugatti Veyron no less! The Bullseye Scooter Group came mob-handed with their superbly restored and ‘modded up’ Vespas and Lambrettas and there were some classic British bikes to see too!

Friday saw  Ferrari alongside Mini (The Italian job!) as well as theatre (The Two Gentlemem of Horsham were a scream!) and opera. Fabulous street theatre (including Gordini The Gondolier) and all things food and drink!

Plenty of fun provided by the Stay Safe Driving school with their young drivers experience all in the Kwik Fit Safety Zone.

Saturday saw a fab display of the famous Fiat 500’s alongside Porsche (ok – not strictly Italian but hey a bit of flexibility!) Alfa Romeo and Maserati.

Comedy Chefs Jake and Sidney Pie (they were hilarious!) kept the crowds entertained as well as some beautifully performed Opera from the bandstand and roving harmony singers roved and entertained wonderfully.

So to Monday – several Mclarens roared into town and parked up in the square with dozens of Alfa Romeo in the Carfax.  Lamborghini, more Fiat 500 and Abarth. To be honest the list goes on; Bugatti, Audi, Jaguar – even one of the great Michael Schumachers Ford Benettons turned up.

That was just some of the cars! The food market was sumptuous, the La Moda Charity Fashion Show was a great success and there was more street theatre, singing and dancing than you could shake a stick at!

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!

The Amazing Lampe Berger

8 Apr 2016

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 Nee

5 Nov 2015

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!