Laura Ashley seem to have been revamping their lighting selection recently. Sure there are still the pretty shades and table lights you'd probably associate with the firm but they also have been selling more streamlined lighting such as the Coby desk light we featured last year and this Bradie task lamp.
Whilst the economic gloom shows no sign of abating there's still plenty to celebrate about Britain in 2012 with the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee looming large on the horizon. This Pearly Queen Large Frame Bag from Cath Kidston taps in to a nostalgic feeling of patriotism perfectly.
In the tradition of London's East End Pearly Kings and Queens the bag is adorned with a red white and blue button design, and striped strap. It has a retro resin frame and is a capacious 38.1cm x 28.9cm x 3.18 cm.
The bag costs £85 from Cath Kidston - check it out here