January 6th, 2012
New Rauch Wardrobes Collection
We are delighted to announce that we have introduced the Rauch wardrobe range of bedroom furniture into all of our stores.
These exceptional wardrobes are manufactured by Rauch Mobelwerke, a German based company, established since 1897. They are one of the most trusted and reputable Furniture manufacturers in Europe.
Their products offer all the features you desire as a customer including; …continue reading : New Bedroom Wardrobes Hit UK Bed Retailer
January 2nd, 2012
It was 4 am and over a Talisker on ice Donna asked me what makes me happy.
Late night metaphysical questions are best discussed naked under the covers with the lights out. But it seemed rude to leave Alan McCarroll in the lounge listening alone to my favourite Mark Oliver Everett album.
So fully clothed I explained that the state of happiness is not a life ambition. The pursuit of wisdom and inner enlightenment (notwithstanding loadsasex and loadsamoney) is the path for the righteous.
And I reflected on the day just passed, the Archers Sleepcentre annual day out.
I was amazed that Dean had slaughtered all and …continue reading : Wisdom is a memory pillow and wetsafe mattress protector
December 13th, 2011
For choice, style, versatility and value for money, IKEA PAX extra wide wardrobes are hard to beat .
But I think we have their match: Rauch (German, pronounced like a dog bark with phlegm). 90cm to 350cm, sliding mirrored doors to neat bi-fold hinged doors. Beech to Wenge, tie racks to internal drawers. Rauch has it all.
Over the last 10 days we have built 10 shop displays, 150 wardrobes, and may Ingvar Kamprad strike me …continue reading : Rauch Wardrobes versus IKEA PAX
December 3rd, 2011
I met Michelle Mone at Glasgow’s Retail Trust Ball on Wednesday.
From the point of view of an old guy who’s marathons are behind him (5 mins and straight to sleep these days), Michelle is a good looking woman.
Someone said she never looked better. Others that she’s a bit rough and not the type of girl I’d want to hang out with. I have to say she was charming, poised, and strikingly good looking, and may have been equal company to Ms Scotland and Ms England who were also there (I’m not sure why – they must like shopping).
So it made me think what bed the inventor of the Ultimo bra ought …continue reading : Michelle Mone needs Aloe Vera Divan
November 28th, 2011
The best guest bed you can buy in the UK today is the Kozee Sleep Supremo Deluxe, 3 in 1, guest bed.
Doesn’t price matter? Eh, no. We aren’t sleeping on it ourselves remember.
Kozee Sleep is my second favourite manufacturer of all time. I have been dealing with them since 1993 and I just love asking them to do something really difficult. Because you see, they are programmed always to say yes.
“When I come down to visit, can I have the best home made …continue reading : Best UK Guest Bed is the Supremo Deluxe
November 17th, 2011
The champagne bar at Glasgow Central overlooks the concourse. Nursing a Baileys with ice (a large one) I mused how I first stood on that concourse 30 years previous. What journey since.
It was the 83rd Scottish Furniture Trades Benevolent Association Annual Dinner. The cream of Scottish industry, Black Tie and Cocktail Dress, James Bond and Ursula Undress. If there had been a look-a-like competition, which would have been lots more fun than the Bingo, Angela and I would have won hands down.
Angela? Angela is my rock. Whenever life gets complicated I listen to her. What I understand soothes me. What I don’t understand, which is quite a lot, I believe without question. And she hugs me to her bosom as often as …continue reading : Scottish Furniture Annual Charity Dinner
November 15th, 2011
Oakdale Oak Bedroom Range
With the success of our Montrose rustic oak bedroom furniture range, we have now added the Oakdale, a range of natural American white oak bedroom furniture.
Oak wood is very popular with cabinet makers and quality furniture manufacturers as it is extremely durable. It stands up well to wear and tear and is great with ageing.
Its best feature is its longevity, even if you don’t look after it, it will probably have a longer life span than you.
So why buy The Oakdale Range?
…continue reading : Why Is American Oak Bedroom Furniture So Popular?
November 15th, 2011
Montrose Oak Bedroom Range
Bedroom furniture has been a real success for us this year, internet sales are 246% up on last year to be exact. On the back of this success, we have added a stunning new range of rustic oak bedroom furniture, the Montrose.
Hand crafted from the finest American white oak, each piece is enhanced with a rustic lacquer that will add a distinctive country charm to your bedroom.
Not only does the lacquer protect the oak, it also helps to retain its fine qualities and brings out the charming grain of the timbers natural appearance
Furniture manufacturers and cabinet makers love oak……Why?
…continue reading : New Rustic Oak Wood Bedroom Furniture Range Launched
October 22nd, 2011
Silentnight brought their Salterforth Show Stand to Glasgow: The Grosvenor Hotel on Great Western Road.
Silentnight have at last recognised how important a customer we are (my house is next door). No Greggs sausage roll for lunch but otherwise the show was truly custom made.
So what was there to see and lie …continue reading : Silentnight Beds and Mattress Show in Glasgow
October 3rd, 2011
Our internet office is moving to Hillington and to celebrate the fact we had a night out last Saturday. The Maltman, Glasgow: a Dystopian nightmare of misshapen bodies and twisted minds brought together to celebrate the demon drink.
Home from home for the internet office really.
The deafening sound, the flashing lasers and the fear of one of the dancing dervishes stopping to ask me a question kept me well under cover. I did catch a couple of happenings.
The two new girls had a tiff. “Who was the taller?”. Well, as they are sisters I thought the matter ought to have been settled years ago. I could see the guys thinking that of the possible attributes we might discuss, height wasn’t their first choice. For me I think Sharon has the better… …continue reading : Archers Sleepcentre Internet Celebration