Maison&Objet Buying Trip – Part Two

Sam & Emily have been extremely busy over the weekend at Maison&Objet Paris and they are quickly making their way through the 3,000 brands attending the biggest design show of the year. Here are just a few of the highlights over the past two days…

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From our existing brands we have seen stunning bed linen from Bluebellgray which will be available from Amara very soon, elegant fine china from eccentric Christian Lacroix & chic new soft furnishings from Sonia Rykiel.

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The kitchen and dining table are set to have a makeover this year with fabulous new placemat designs from Chilewich, vibrant tableware from Sabre and even more innovative kitchen accessories from stylish yet functional Joseph Joseph.

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The Buying Team have also been on the lookout for the hottest new brands to join Amara’s ever growing luxury family, here is a selection of what they have discovered so far…

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Atmospheric lighting from Ebb & Flow


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Beautiful cashmere throws from Oyuna – oh and Sam!

With two days still to go, we can’t wait to see what else they find! 

The Weekend Wish List – 12th October

For this edition of the Weekend Wish List I have been chatting with Emily, Toni & Karen. They are all hankering after very different things this week, some to beat the winter blues & others to add a touch of luxury…

2cookbook-stand-white-greyToni – Office Junior

2toni-claydon-thumb-jpgI have recently started baking, due partly to the Great Amara Bake Off, and have found it really difficult to read my recipe book whilst I’m cooking! So my choice for this weekend is the Joseph Joseph Cookbook stand as this would mean I would be able to stop using random objects to hold my book open. Also, the fact that it folds down to book size means that it would be really easy to store in my specific baking cupboard.


Emily – Assistant Buyer

emily-laban-thumb-jpgIt’s got to be these set of 4 perfect little espresso cups from LSA, brand new in the autumn/winter collection they are just so sweet! Theres no time for wishing, I need them now! I love the metallic pastels and assortment of purples, they really brighten up the wintery blues & I could not think of a better cup to drink my coffee out of in the morning.

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Karen – Head of PR & Media

karen-waddilove-thumb-jpgI’m a huge fan of the Baobab Collection, their scented candles are some of the best in the world & the new Mykerinos Dark range is to die for. These candles have been given a sleek metallic make over and are inspired by ancient Egypt to make them even more luxurious. I’m also really excited for the Christmas range which will be in soon – I’m already saving the pennies!


emily-bird-thumb-jpgI am in love with this sofa from Orla Kiely, not only is it in my favourite autumn colour but the retro 50s inspired style really gives it an edge. Everything from Orla Kiely is guaranteed to brighten up any room and with the weather being unbelievably gloomy at the moment I want something in my flat to add a much needed splash of colour.

What are you wishing for this week?

Joseph Joseph Orb as featured in Great British Food

The fabulously innovative Orb pestle & mortar by Joseph Joseph is featured in the latest issue of Great British Food magazine. A strikingly designed piece of kitchenware it provides not one, but two receptacles for grinding herbs and spices.

Orb Pestle and Mortar by Joseph Joseph

 ‘Joseph Joseph is the king of contemporary British kitchenware, and its interpretation of the pestle and mortar is unusually attractive. The lid becomes a mini hand-held mortar – perfect for small amounts of spices that need blending – while the larger bowl can be filled with all manner of ingredients for larger tasks.’

A must have for any kitchen the Joseph Joseph Orb is dishwasher safe and comes packaged in a stylish box making fabulous gift idea for any cooking enthusiast.

Get Organised in the Kitchen with Joseph Joseph

Joseph Joseph are the innovators behind some of the most practical and stylish kitchen accessories available today. Always thinking outside the box, they constantly come up with fresh new ideas for solving old everyday problems, saving space, and creating fun colourful products that become must haves in every home. We have put together our favourite products from their latest collection- we don’t know how we ever lived without them!

Caddy Sink Organiser by Joseph Joseph

The Joseph Joseph caddy sink organiser will organise your washing up in an instant with its highly practical design. The main body provides ample space for storing a washing-up liquid bottle & brush, and the integrated rail provides hanging and drying space for damp dishcloths. A large draining plate within the base creates a dedicated area for placing wet sponges, and the concealed reservoir beneath the unit collects any drained water ready for disposal.

CookBook Stand by Joseph Joseph

Featuring a unique design, the CookBook stand opens and folds exactly like a book, which means it can be stored neatly away on a shelf with other books until required. When opened, the bookrests, page holders and back stand automatically fold out, providing solid angled support for most sizes of book or even an electronic tablet device. A non-slip foot at the base of the spine keeps the unit in place, and it simply wipes clean with a cloth. When closed the ingenious Joseph Joseph CookBook folds flat, becoming no thicker than an average book – a fabulous gift idea for any cook book collector!

Nesting Utensils by Joseph Joseph

Add a rainbow of colours to your kitchen with the Nest Utensils compact kitchen tool set by Joseph Jospeh. The ultimate in practical, space-saving kitchenware it includes a slotted spatula, spaghetti server, slotted spoon, ladle & solid spoon. They all stack together in a compact, self-supporting design, which not only looks great in the kitchen but eliminates the need for an additional utensils pot. When nested the tools are held securely together by small magnets in the handles. All tools are heat resistant and dishwasher safe – making this set a must have for any kitchen.

Cut & Collect Chopping Board by Joseph Joseph 

The Cut & Collect chopping board comprises a sturdy plastic chopping surface with a handy, integrated drawer that can be pulled out and used to collect chopped food or unwanted food waste. Simply slide the drawer out when preparing food and scrape the chopped pieces directly off the board into the drawer. The drawer can be completely removed and the contents poured straight into a pan or bin. The ultimate in tidy food preparation, the unit has non-slip feet and finger recesses moulded either side for easy lifting. In addition the drawer makes a convenient place for storing a small, sharp knife.

Get your kitchen in ship shape with the fabulous range of highly practical and stylish kitchen accessories from Joseph Joseph – which of our fabulous four is your favourite?

Innovate your Kitchen with Joseph Joseph

Add design driven practicality and style to your kitchen with the innovative range of kitchenware from Joseph Joseph.  The twin brother owned company is internationally recognised for producing some of the most stylish and technically innovative products available, each item being super stylish and highly practical.

Adjustable Rolling Pin by Joseph Joseph

The adjustable rolling pin takes the guesswork out of preparing everything from pizza, pie bases and pastry. It comes with three sets of removable discs that raise the rolling surface by different amounts, ensuring that the dough is rolled to an even thickness throughout & to the exact size required.

Flo Oil and Vinegar Set by Joseph Joseph

Joseph Josephs’ Flo Oil and Vinegar Drizzler set is ingeniously designed to allow the flow of liquids to be finely adjusted whilst pouring. Simply depress the large button on each cap to control the flow as you pour – pressing more for thicker liquids, such as oil, and less for thinner, such as vinegar. They also come with their own silicone coaster for smart, organised storage and are available in either green or black.

The Elevate range of kitchen tools is designed to improve hygiene and minimise the mess made by placing utensils onto kitchen surfaces during use. Each Joseph Joseph Elevate tool has an innovative weighted handle with an integrated tool rest, ensuring that when an Elevate utensil is placed down, its head is always raised off the work surface – must haves for any baking enthusiast!

Big Foot Reversible Chopping Board by Joseph Joseph

Joseph Joseph has reinvented every kitchen staple, including the chopping board. This Big Foot chopping board is heavy-duty and has large rubber feet, providing excellent grip on any kitchen worktop. Its easy-clean cutting surface will not blunt knives and the rubber feet can be conveniently removed and replaced on the opposite side of the board, making the product reversible.

Joseph Joseph’s unique ability to match form and function has earned them global recognition for their multi-award winning designs, bring your kitchen into the future with their colourful designs available now at Amara.

Joseph Joseph Gift Ideas

Joseph Joseph specialise in contemporary kitchenware and are internationally recognised for producing some of the most stylish and technically innovative products available. Their practical and funky kitchenware is a must have for any cooking enthusiast and they produce many fabulous gift ideas.

Baking Gift Set by Joseph Joseph

Ideal for any wannabe baker, this set comprises of four highly practical baking items from the award-winning range, in striking pink and aubergine colours, all presented in a stylish gift box.

Grip Serving Tray - Pink by Joseph Joseph

No hostess should ever be without this highly functional Grip Serving Tray, available in black, pink, green & white. Recently featured in Sheerluxe magazine’s Autumn/Winter issue as one of their home highlights, we especially love the hot pink colour!

Illustration Worktop Savers - Coffees by Joseph Joseph

For the coffee lover, this worktop saver features a striking design of different types of coffees on a black background. Made form toughened glass and with non-slip rubber feet, this multi-functional board provides a hygienic, odour – and stain-resistant work surface for all types of food preparation.

Elevate Carousel Gift Set by Joseph Joseph


The Elevate Carousel Gift Set by Joseph Joseph contains six colourful elevate kitchen tools, which have been especially designed to improve hygiene and minimise the mess made by placing utensils onto kitchen surfaces during use. Each Joseph Joseph Elevate tool has an innovative weighted handle with an integrated tool rest, ensuring that when it’s placed down, its head is always raised off the work surface- genius!

Kitchen Set by Joseph Joseph

A perfect new home gift or for a beginner in the kitchen is the Kitchen Set by Joseph Joseph. It includes six essential kitchen items from the award winning range, in coordinating green and white colours. This practical set is presented in a stylish gift box and all items are dishwasher safe.

 Joseph Joseph’s unique ability to match form and function has earned them global recognition for their multi-award winning designs and no kitchen should be without their innovative products.