British design classic – the English Rose kitchen

Having made nose cones for Spitfires and parts for Lancaster bombers throughout WW2, the late 1940s found Constant Speed Airscrews (CSA) Industries Ltd of Warwick in something of a quandary. The company entered peace time with a large workforce, huge amounts of machinery and a stockpile of aircraft grade aluminium at their Avon Works on the town’s Wharf Street, but no demand for their products. Surprisingly, CSA decided to make British design history in 1948, by launching what was quite possibly the first modular ‘fitted’ kitchen range in Europe…

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Tent peg bottle opener — perfect for the festival season…

California’s Red Flag Design have come up with a nifty, recycled solution to a common problem for festival-goers, the lost bottle opener. Save your teeth with this re-engineered ex-military tent peg, which now serves double duty — “Holds it down, opens it up” as the designers put it.

However, if you can’t find your tent, I don’t think it’ll help…