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OneLeg Gardening and Posture Stools that Rock

By John | 4 Jan 2018 15:00:00 | Full article...

OneLeg stool for gardening   Danish inventor, Susanne Schmidt was inspired to create OneLeg after finding an old "collar button" wooden, one-legged stool in her attic which had previously been used by her ex-husband, a bricklayer, for laying paving. The stool had a single wooden leg and flat top with a curved base to the foot.  Susanne took to using the stool in the garden to save her knees and back and after a while, felt sure that she

Making Hearing Aids More Glamorous!

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 15:00:00 | Full article...

Image:    There are currently over 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss, or one in six of the population. This looks to rise to 15.6 million by 2035, to one in five people. Over 70% of people over the age of 70 have some kind of hearing loss. Hearing aids generally tend to look awkward and bulky and clearly announce the fact that you have difficulty hearing. Very few people relish wearing one and will struggle on for as long as

Top & Derby: The Design Interview

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 15:00:00 | Full article...

designed2enable has a few words with Matt and Ben of Canadian design company Top & Derby, the people behind our beautiful new Chatfield Canes and Compression Socks.   Top & Derby Canes    Ben: Matt and I met while working for the international furniture retailer, EQ3. I did store planning and design for the each of the company’s corporate stores and independent retail partners around the world. Matt worked as an

Design Museum - Life On Foot Exhibition & Sabi Canes (Archive)

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 14:00:00 | Full article...

Camper Store, 5th Avenue NYC   If you are passionate about shoes, the Life on Foot exhibition at the Design Museum, which runs from 13th May - 1st of November 2015, could be right up your street! Life On Foot is the first exhibition for the much-loved family run Spanish shoe brand Camper. The exhibition explores the journey of traditional shoe making and the influences of contemporary design and technology. Learn about Camper's extensive archives,

National Arthritis Week: 12th - 18th October 2015 (Archive)

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 14:00:00 | Full article...

In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. Arthritis Research UK are a charity committed to preventing the onset of arthritis, developing a cure for arthritis and transforming the lives of those with arthritis. This National Arthritis Week, you are asked to share your stories of living with arthritis to help more people get closer to living free from the pain of arthritis. Arthritis Research are also raising awareness that on the 25th November, the Government will set

Product News: Staybowlizer Mixing Bowl Stand

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 14:00:00 | Full article...

Staybowlizer mixing bowl stand   Do you ever wish that you had a spare hand when you are cooking in the kitchen?  Well, this clever kitchen accessory does just that and is useful for several functions to make food preparation easier. Staybowlizer secured to worksurface   Staybowlizer is a silicone ring that acts as a third hand by securing bowls of all shapes and sizes whilst you mix and incorporate ingredients

Guest Blog by Kathy Lawrence

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 14:00:00 | Full article...

Supporting family and friends as they get older   Kathy Lawrence is co-founder of the When They Get Older web site. When my parents first began to need real help I was so grateful to have friends who could give me the benefit of their experience. But there was still an awful lot to learn. From how the NHS works to why you need power of attorney and how to choose a care home, most of us are entering uncharted territory as our ageing friends and relatives need more support.

Iris Apfel, Style Icon

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 14:00:00 | Full article...

image:   Iris Apfel first came onto our radar a few years ago when she was featured on Advanced Style Blog. At the grand age of 94, most people are slowing down in life but Iris is an incredible woman who has become a 'geriatric starlet', known for her iconic style and creative brilliance. A former interior designer, Iris and her husband Carl Apfel; a textile merchant who died earlier this year, landed a contract consulting on the

Guest Article By Arthritis Digest - Blood test for fibromyalgia moves a step closer

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 13:00:00 | Full article...

Image credit: Kim Strømstad   New research from King’s College London could lead to a reliable blood test for fibromyalgia, experts claim. The team will examine samples and measurements taken from 400 twin volunteers, in which one twin has chronic widespread pain. The samples will be compared with the DNA of the healthy twin to establish the differences and identify biomarkers in the DNA associated with the condition. "Currently

Guest Blog: By Gemma Flanagan for Models of Diversity #disabilityfight4fashionright Tour

By Katherine | 4 Jan 2018 13:00:00 | Full article...

Gemma Flanagan   I am like most Liverpool lovelies, I love fashion and feeling glamorous is not just a description, it is a way of life. Things changed a bit for me in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS), which left me in hospital for the best part of a year fighting against it and then in intensive rehabilitation. As a result of my illness I can no longer walk or stand unaided & rely mainly on a wheelchair. Throughout my life,

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