304 Stainless Should Do.

For designer stainless steel for your designer home, it has to be said that you can find all sorts over at Trendir. There’s still some life in that old stainless steel dog yet.

It’s not that I have a current thing for sinks at the moment, but here’s another that’s made from 16swg 304 stainless.

I do like how they throw the grade of stainless out there like a badge of honour.

They’re doing us a great favour by raising public awareness.

We regard 304 stainless as being a bit of a middle ranking stainless; it’s not as expensive or high a grade as 316, but it’s not nearly as cheap as 420.

We make most of our planters from 304 stainless as it looks the same as 316 and won’t cause you any real problems unless you’re leaving rusty spanners on them and you live on Blackpool front.

Bespoke Stainless Steel at The Sheraton.

We got these pictures sent ot us of a pair of elongated bespoke stainless steel planters we fabricated for the Sheraton Hotel down at Heathrow Airport.

Here they are at either side of the foyer as you walk in.

Here’s one of them from the front.

Here’s one from an angle. (Although I’m sure you can see that for yourselves.)

And here’s one from the other side.

I hope these pictures give you some idea of the scale of the things as I don’t know the actual sizes.

Considering stainless steel photographs so appallingly as it tends to show up every single mark and fingerprint, I don’t think the chap who did these has done that bad a job.

I’m like so ahead of the curve.

Industrial Stainless Steel Pipe Shower

There’s industrial design and designer industrial. I’m quite sure the following stainless steel shower contraption falls into the latter of the two categories.

They almost remind me of some lamp fittings and water feature arrangements I toyed with a while back constructed from industrial pipe fittings.

You know, flanges for bases and elbows for spouts. It’s simply shocking that I was so severely laughed at for my sterling efforts. Like it was my fault the prototype galvanised versions rusted on the threads and I couldn’t get them apart without a vice and a monkey wrench. The final ones were always going to be made out of stainless.

Still, enough rambling about my failed design projects…..I like this shower.

Designer Kebab Shops

If there’s one thing I miss about dear old Blighty it’s the late-night kebab – or key-bob if you happen to be an American – run after allowing oneself to get a little too tipsy. Whether you need counselling in the form of comfort eating after being blown out more times than a worn tyre or just need something to soak up the beer, there’s nothing quite like unknown meat in unleavened bread covered in a bevy of sauces.

Unfortunately, most kebab establishments tend to be, shall we say, a bit cruddy. Obviously most neither notice nor care due various stages of blindness brought about by inadvertently taking jelly shots to the eyeball. However, it’s nice to see that certain kebab joints are bucking the trend with snazzy stainless steel counters: