Different is as different does

Tension and Integrity

More and more, it seems like every High Street in every town is becoming home to the same shops selling the same products to the same people. If you’re not one of the same people and you’re looking for an alternative, or maybe you are one of the same people but you’re just looking for something different, looking in the High Street is becoming an increasingly familiar and disapointing experience … unless, of course, you are a fan of cookie cutter coffee shops!

We believe in the value and benefit to all of us of the small-scale manufacturer, and we are doing all that we can to establish a different approach.

We are embarking on a long-term mission to help establish stability for the small-scale manufacturers that make unique and bespoke tables and associated houshold accessories. Read about the development of the strategies and how we went about turning the idea into reality.  

Broaden your Horizons

Geodesic Domes

inside out


Into the Garden



Games Room

the science and the art of tension and integrity

Customer Service

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts.

It’s our job to make the customer experience a little bit better.”

Jeff Bezos, Founder Amazon

About Us

I have spent a long time designing and building customer-focussed systems for retailers, banks and mobile operaters. I decided that it was time to use that experience to build a shop that is more than a shop: a shop that is of benefit to the people that make things as much as it is to the people that buy things ... and to me!

More about Us


The products offered for sale on this site are products that I would buy.

I don't buy presents for other people that I wouldn't like to receive myself; I'm not going to offer for sale products that I wouldn't want to own myself.


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