Eat Drink Boogie Repeat!

No, that’s not a description of what goes on in my house every night* – it’s the latest marketing strapline for the wonderful Rice range!

RICE is a Danish homewares and accessories company known for colorful melamine, handmade baskets, storage, and hand glazed tableware. The designs are made with a joyful spirit and with lots of details. The RICE dream is to make your everyday more colorful – whether you are washing, cleaning, baking or just relaxing in your home and was founded in 1998 by Charlotte and Philippe Guéniau.

RICE is all about fun, funkiness and functionality, but they work with their hearts as well. They make sure that they follow international standards regarding corporate social responsibility. Most of their products are made by workers in third world countries, and they make sure that all products are produced with high regards to human rights, healthy labour conditions and with no use of child labour.

It is always a happy task to unpack a Rice delivery and I did just that last week. We have always stocked a large selection of the bowls and cups and this top up of new designs was gorgeous.  The Blue Poppy range is really lovely but my absolute favourite has to be the Lupin design as these are my favourite plants (although sadly in my garden a big hit with our local snail/slug community too!)

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All the melamine tableware is BPA free and food safe so perfect for all the little ones at home.

In addition to the melamine, this delivery included the most stunning raffia storage in 3 different sizes and 2 styles (colourful houses and animal themes.)  The Raffia products are all handmade and their production supports more than 300 families on the Red Island of Madagascar. Each item takes about 5 days to make due to all the raffia work, applique, embroidery and other finishing touches and no two are ever exactly the same. Just gorgeous AND useful and a great addition to any bedroom or playroom.

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We also stock a selection of Rice bags, bubbles, fun masks, stationery (can you have too many notebooks? I don’t think so!)  and much more…so, if you need brightening up on these dark days, come into Lilla for some everyday magic!

Ruth x

 

*it is actually :-)

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