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44 Scotland Street

This is an exclusive to Life in CONTEXT series of products with unique designs focused on the popular 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh.

Antique Reproduction Globes (5 items)

Travel back in time with one of our wonderful museum quality reproduction globes. Each is a hand made true replica based on the original globe gores. They express the beauty and prestige of ancient cartography from the great age of exploration. Attention to detail is of utmost importance and the new gores are cut and applied to paper-mache spheres in the traditional way. We have a globe to suit every style of room, use or budget. Each comes carefully packaged, mostly in gift boxes. We hope you enjoy our collection.

1921 Weber & Costello Globe

Arguably the perfect study desk globe, featuring paper gores hand applied in the traditional manner. Accurately depicts the world in 1921 by the renowned Chicago cartographers Weber & Costello. Roaring, yes...and still colonial! 18cm diameter x 30.5cm

Antique Reproduction Terrestrial Globe with Compass in Base

Classic terrestrial globe with stunning compass incorporated with the rosewood base. Features expertly hand applied paper gores in the traditional manner. 14.5cm diameter x 21cm.

On Top of the World, Constellation Plane on 1921 Globe

It must have felt like private travel. The passenger list was handed out before take-off. A well-known banker in seat 3A. The Prime Minister and his wife row 5. Greta Garbo all the way in the back, incognito Gracious conversation was an art. Aged clarets and Krug champagne. Real silver on starched linen. Refueling in Athens, Amman or Aden, enjoying a Corona or Chesterfield with the local station chief. Lobster cocktail, foie-gras, cheese and coffee with petit-fours. Travel the world in style wih our exact replica of a 1950s travel agent's globe. Hand buffed and polished aluminium Super Constellation circling a 1930s original hand applied paper gores globe. 26.5cm x 22cm diameter.

Trianon Globe

This elegantly designed Globe in a minimalist color palette of cream and sepia is artistically hand crafted to produce an attractive, luxurious and contoured piece which will compliment any living space. The globe is presented in the same manner as the French 18th century library originals with its solid wood base which has been polished, distressed and purposefully given an aged effect. 10cm diameter x 27.5cm.

Versailles Globe

This globe proves that somehow the French were able to create simple yet utterly scintillating globes. This Versailles Globe would make an attractive addition to any desk or sideboard. It features lovely wood texture and feel, the polished sheen of bronze and brass?14cm diameter x 16cm.

Bath & Body

A selection of our favourite Branche d' Olive everyday luxury Bath & Body products: full range available in store and mail order so please contact us if the product you are looking for is not currently listed.

Books, Journals & Writing Paraphernalia

In this section you will find our collection of quirky journals, wonderful retro style writing paraphernalia and a small selection of interesting books we like, that we hope you will also enjoy.

Cards (12 items)

For those who need to say a few words to someone who's away, or those who simply want a little Scottish souvenir in a form of a card, we offer a wonderful selection of exclusively designed for CONTEXT Interiors, by Edinburgh illustrator Iain McIntosh, range of amusing cards with Scottish and Edinburgh references. We offer FREE UK postage on all our cards.

Life in CONTEXT Bertie Card

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh card with Bertie from iconic 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Bruce Card

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh card with Bruce from iconic 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci n'est pas un piper Card

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version states "Ceci n'est pas un piper" and appears on our card. We also offer a wall sign and a mug with the same design. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe Card

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version is designed by Iain McIntosh, states "Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe" and comes in the form of a card. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Door Knocker Card

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh card with The Door Knocker from iconic 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Haggis Card

Wonderfully unique card with an amusing design! Her Gracious Majesty ardently affirms that eating haggis promotes bodily vigour. AULD SCOTLAND wants nae skinking ware that jumps in luggies: but, if ye wish her grateful prayer, GIE HER A HAGGIS! (Robert Burns). FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT How to Cook a Deep-fried Mars Bar Card

If you're finding it difficult to pick a recipe for a speciality which would delight your guests' sophisticated palate, then your troubles are over! Our 'How to Cook a Deep-fired Mars Bar' card will tell you, or your addressee, how to prepare this extremely decadent Scottish gourmet. Enjoy! FREE Postage.

Life in CONTEXT Keep Chill and Carry On card

II World War poster design slightly amended by Life in CONTEXT states 'Keep Chill and Carry On'. The illustration on the card by Iain McIntosh. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Nessie Card

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh card with legendary Loch Ness Monster. A true and accurate likeness of THE LOCH NESS MONSTER. Also known as 'NESSIE'. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT Thistle Card

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh card with the Scottish national emblem. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your Tea Card

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the infamous 'excellency' of Scottish hospitality. Designed by an Edinburgh illustrator Iain McIntosh (design also available on tea towels, mugs and posters). You'll Have Had Your Tea - Edinburgh (Morningside) rhetorical question implying a host's mean spirited attitude to a guest. The presumption being that the guest is already replete so nothing will be offered by the host. FREE postage.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your Trams Card

Following on from the great success of our You?ll Have Had Your TEA range we are delighted to offer this exclusive design by Iain McIntosh - You?ll Have Had Your TRAMS. The reference is to the beleaguered Edinburgh tram project that has been under construction since 2008. Following massive cost increases, significant delays and acrimonious contractual disputes we respectful note that up until 1956 Edinburgh had an entire tram system? FREE postage.

City of Edinburgh Art Collection (9 items)

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland since the 15th Century, presents the dual face of an old city dominated by a medieval fortress and a new neoclassical city whose development from the 18th Century onwards exerted a far-reaching influence on European urban planning. The harmonious juxtaposition of those two highly contrasting historic areas, each containing many buildings of great significance, is what gives the city its unique character. We enjoying living and working in this wonderful historic yet contemporary city and have brought together a fine selection of images that convey these many different aspects of the enigmatic city.

A Walk in The Gardens - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print by Rob Hain

This 'vibrant hotchpotch' is the signature style of artist Rob Hain. The subject features a classic view of Princes Street Garden with Edinburgh Castle. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed, 45cm x 33.5cm

Crossing The Forth Rail Bridge - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print by Rob Hain

This 'vibrant hotchpotch' is the signature style of artist Rob Hain. The subject features an abstract view of the historic Forth Railway Bridge as viewed from the pier in South Queensferry. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed - 37cm x 37cm

Edinburgh by Rail - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print

Nostalgic British Railways image 'Edinburgh - It's Quicker By Rail. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed ? 37cm x 37cm

Edinburgh by Train - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print

Nostalgic British Railways image 'Edinburgh - See Britain By Train. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed ? 37cm x 37cm

Edinburgh Castle In Summer - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print

This 'vibrant hotchpotch' is the signature style of artist Rob Hain. The subject features a classic view of Edinburgh Castle as viewed from the north side of Princes Street Gardens in summer. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed - 45cm x 33.5cm

Greyfriars Bobby Edinburgh Framed Black & White Photograph

'Greyfriars Bobby' by Douglas May. Beautiful black & white image of the statue to Edinburgh's most famous canine resident of yester year that stands at the corner of Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge in the shadow of Greyfriars Kirk graveyard. Open Edition Lithograph, luxury mounted and complete with attractive plain black frame - 43 x 31cm

Hawker Harts Over Edinburgh Castle Framed Print

Reproduced from the archive of the National Museum of Scotland, this beautifully mounted and framed print captures the wonderful sight of two Hawker Hart planes flying over Edinburgh Castle. 40cm x 35.5cm.

The Grassmarket - Luxury Mounted & Framed Print by Rob Hain

This 'vibrant hotchpotch' is the signature style of artist Rob Hain. The subject features an elevation of the historic Grassmarket area of Edinburgh with the Castle in the distance. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed ? 45cm x 33.5cm

Welcome to Edinburgh Luxury Framed Rob Hain Print

This 'vibrant hotchpotch' is the signature style of artist Rob Hain. The subject features an abstract three dimensional plan of the Old and New Towns with all the landmarks of this World Heritage City. Open edition print, luxury mounted and framed - 37cm x 37cm

Classic Home Decor

An outstanding selection of much sought after historic & nostalgic collectibles awaits. Each piece is carefully selected to represent the finest quality items hand made use traditional materials and methods. Create a unique contempoary or classic statement and invest in an object that is made to last and stand the true test of time.

Classic Nautical Style (3 items)

Our nautical collection celebrates a lifestyle choice that transcends time and passing trends. All of our products have been carefully selected to offer the highest quality of museum standard reproduction. We hope you enjoy our unusual and unique collection of fascinating artefacts.

Captain's Pedestal Writing Desk for Office or Home Study

Captains made good use of notoriously cramped quarters in the ship's stern section (deckhands were housed before the mast). The captain's desk was tailor made to offer maximum comfort and space in a minimal floor area. Drawers to house the crew's papers, sealed sailing instructions, logbooks, charts, instruments and a pair of flintlock pistols. Brass corners to protect from damage when being moved around. Sturdy construction to withstand often violent ship's movements. Well-travelled. Sturdily made of cherry and maple and available with black or ivory detail. Leather inset top. 170 x 75 x 78cm. Additional delivery charge applies - please contact us for details.

Navy Chair - Honey finish

Classic study chair, perfectly matched to the desk range. 55 x 60 x 79cm

Vintage Style Wooden Navigator's Office Desk

Travellers? and seafarers of yore had to be resourceful in order to survive. Desks on board ships had to be cleared and stowed at a moment?s notice. Things had to be multi-functional. In the case of this desk, the two supports could act as steps into the navigator?s bunk, or to mount a camel, whichever came first. The desktop, complete with drawers and brass bound, could act to stop musket bullets when under fire. Leather top, hand rubbed French finish, somewhat beat-up; proof of its many voyages and colourful history. Several finishes are available to order so please contact us for more details, availability and delivery costs. Size: 140 x 70 x 78cm.

Context Art Gallery

An eclectic and unashamedly quirky selection of artwork awaits your exploration. We work with some of Scotland's finest artists/illustrators/designers to offer the opportunity to own a limited or open edition print, all of which we supply complete with luxury archive quality mounts and bespoke frames carefully selected to complement each individual piece of artwork. We particularly focus on the city and architectural details. We hope you enjoy browsing our collection.

Distinctive Furniture

Our collection aims to offer you an exciting mix of original, high quality furniture suited to a discerning customer who is looking to invest in classic design. Each piece is selected on the basis it is built using the finest materials and traditional techniques by craftsmen.

earthBorn Ecological Paint

We are delighted to offer the full range of earthBorn paints - the U.K's leading brand of eco paint. Their products are kinder by design; kinder to the environment and kinder to your health. earthBorn paints are high performance designer paints. earthBorn paints utilise advanced formulations and are essentially modern paints with a string sense of tradition. They are the only eco paint range licensed by HM Government to carry the prestigious EU Ecolabel. Extensive range of over eighty stylish colours available and if you have an opportunity to visit our shop you can see the stunning claypaint finish first hand as we have painted the walls in two shades!

earthBorn Paint

earthBorn offer a range of eco paints and natural varnishes designed to provide a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional paints and varnishes. Whether you are looking for VOC free paint, organic paint or varnish or water based paint then earthBorn Paints has a product in its portfolio to suit your specification. Please browse the different categories for more information.

For the Gardener (3 items)

Here we offer a selection of good quality garden tools and gift ideas for those with green fingers!

Garden or Allotment Row Marker

Quality stainless steel row marker with five metres of strong line - a great tool for every gardener. Size: 26.5cm x 12.5cm x 5.5cm.

Gardener's Strong Pruning Knife with Wooden Handle

This quality pruning knife is an essential addition to any gardener?s trusted tool kit. Neat design with folding blade for safe storage.

Sturdy Long Handled Gardener's Trowel

This quality long handled trowel is made of stainless steel with a comfortable wooden handle. Great addition to the tool kit or thoughtful gift for a keen gardener. Gift packaged - 51cm x 11.5cm.

Garden Accessories (3 items)

In this section we have brought together an eclectic range of fun and practical objects that will help enhance any outdoor space, from a city patio oasis to a rambling country estate...

Cast Iron Door Bell with Deer Head and Antlers

Very attractive cast iron door bell with deer head detail, complete with antlers! Great rustic style for town or country setting. Suitable internal or external use.

Cast Iron Leaf Design Wall Hook

Attractive leaf shaped cast iron hook ? useful around the house or in the potting shed!

Cast Iron Wall Hook, Classic Design

Classic cast iron wall hook ? useful around the house or even in the potting shed!

Gifts For Her (7 items)

If you are looking to buy an original gift for a special lady then you are in the right place! Go on, break the mould and explore our collection of beautiful desirables?

Cashmere Soap Vintage Advertising Large Tin Wall Sign

Attractive large metal wall sign featuring the vintage 'Cashmere Soap' brand. A great piece of original wall decoration for your bathroom, en-suite or shower room. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging. Durable wipe clean surface, suitable for use in high humidity areas.

Certus Rifles Vintage Advertising Large Tin Wall Sign

Nostalgic large metal wall sign featuring the vintage advertising - "Certus" - Expert Rook, Rabbit and Gallery Rifles brand. A great piece of original wall decoration. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging.

Chocolat Revillion Vintage Style Kitchen Wall Clock

This cheerful wall clock is a must have accessory for all Chocolate lovers! A clock like this would have been used to advertise drinking chocolate in French bistros during the 1920's and 30's. Wonderful retro feel with vintage appeal. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Classic French Cafe Wall Thermometer - St Etienne Chocolat

Very attractive and classic French 'shabby chic' style wall thermometer. Bring a touch of stylish 1920's cafe society into your kitchen. Matching St Etienne red and white wall clock also availabe - makes a great feature when grouped together. No battery required, made in England. Size 25.5cm diameter.

Don't Panic Don't Panic Large Tin Wall Sign

This is a lovely metal sign featuring a reproduction of the wartime poster 'Don't Panic Don't Panic'. A great piece of nostalgic wall decoration. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging.

Mermaid Bath Salt Vintage Advertising Large Tin Wall Sign

Attractive large metal wall sign featuring the vintage 'Mermaid Bath Salts' brand. A great piece of original wall decoration for your bathroom, en-suite or shower room. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging. Durable wipe clean surface, suitable for use in high humidity areas.

We Can Do It Vintage Large Tin Wall Sign

Women?s rights were forged from steel during World War II by Rosie the Riveter, pictured in J. Howard Miller?s 'We Can Do It!' Now this iconic feministic picture is features on our attractive large metal wall sign. A great piece of original wall decoration. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging.

Gifts For Him (31 items)

At Context Interiors we strive to take the pain out of buying gifts for those hard to buy for men in your life. We like to think of our unique assortment as a Cabinet Of Curiosities; an eclectic mix of historical artifacts, objects of practical appeal and decorative items with character and beauty.

24 hour Glasgow Railway Station Wall Clock

This wonderful wall clock features simple lines, bold and easy to read numbers based on the original artwork from Victorian clockmaker Alex Mitchell who supplied the Caledonian Railway Company. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Alex Mitchell Glasgow Station Vintage Design Wall Clock

This wonderful wall clock is a replica of a Scottish railway clock and bears the name ?Alex Mitchell, Glasgow?. Incorporates a ticking seconds dial. 2 Quartz movement (AA batteries supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

America's Cup Columbia 1901 Ship Small

This 1900s racer Columbia has a strong and commanding presence and combines historic toy with marine model apparel. The model is built plank-on-frame and has cotton, beautifully hand stitched sails, brass hardware and a table stand. 90cm diameter x 94cm. This is a wonderful gift idea for all those who are inspired by the wonder of the ocean.

Antique Style Terrestrial and Celestial Globe Bookends

Decorative, beautiful and practical these Terrestrial & Celestial globe bookends symbolise the advancement of cartography. Exact museum quality reproduction, they feature paper gores that are hand applied in the traditional manner. 25cm high x 36cm long, a great addition to any bookcase, shelf, home library or fire place!

Artists Hand Model in Cherry with Distressed French Finish

Classic artists model beautifully reproduced in cherry with a stunning distressed french finish. Lovely detail with each finger nail elegantly carved.

Bad Day Retro Design Tin Wall Sign

Bad Day In Progress, Approach at Your Own Risk....well who doesn't know someone who would enjoy having this sign attached to the office, study or kitchen wall?! Vintage lettering and distressed finish for an authentic retro look, this quirky wall sign benefits from concealed fixings.

Black Cat Cigarettes Large Advertising Tin Wall Sign

Fantastic and iconic Black Cat Cigarettes nostalgic wall sign. Vintage brand and classic advert from a bygone era when smoking was good for you... Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging.

Brass Anchor Bottle Opener

This is a flawlessly handcrafted, solid brass bottle opener with an anchor design. This authentic reproduction of classic style is a perfect idea for a nautical gift. The opener mounts on the wall, screws included. 5cm diameter x 8cm.

Brass Three Minute Sandglass Timer

The pocket glass of the boatswain. Used to measure ships speed, counting knots, timing minutes. A small gift with big presence and practical purpose! 3.5cm diameter x 9.5cm long, comes complete in attractive gift packaging.

Bronze & Leather Bound Three Drawer Telescope

Our bronze three drawer telescope comes beautifully gift packaged and is designed to stow away in a cramped cabin, only to extend to a serious 46cm extent. Hand tooled brass tubes, covered in leather for an authentic feel. Feel like a sea captain scanning the horizon from a heaving aft-deck! 5.5cm lense diameter.

Ceramic Phrenology Head from Authentic Models

A tool of trade for the desk of a Victorian doctor. Crackled porcelain like Staffordshire china. A highly interesting and challenging gift or quirky home accessory. Alternatively buy two to use as a unique set of book ends!

Classic Cruiser 1930 Large

A 1930s Classic Cruiser and yet utterly contemporary! Striking red and white hull sits upon a sleek black and chrome stand. This is a wonderful quality product, plank-on-frame construction, all cotton sails, brass fittings...inspired and striking presence! Measurements: 129.6 x 21.3 x 113.7cm.

Cooper Cycles Vintage Advertising Large Tin Wall Sign

Cooper Cycles original vintage advert featuring a rather ecentric looking red haired Scottish gent complete with kilt and sporran! A great piece of original wall decoration that could be used as a quirky addition to your room. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging. Durable wipe clean surface, suitable for use in high humidity areas.

Desktop Polished Aluminium Art Deco Style DC3 Plane on Stand

The DC3 earned the epithet ?Workhorse of the Skies?. Thousands were produced from the end of WWII into the 1950s by the Douglas Aircraft works. Military, civilian, government, private, you name it. Utterly reliable. Even now it?s possible to find them flying from remote airports, landing on the tightest strips. Legendary and nostalgic. Aluminum, riveted propellers, noisy, but also safe and familiar. This stunning polished aluminium desktop model is a great accessory and authentic replica. Size 27 x 36 x 17.5cm.

Etienne Turgot 1739 Map of Paris Portfolio

An extraordinary feat of Cartography Published by Etienne Turgot in 1739, this Paris map is one of the most decorative and celebrated maps ever made. Every street and building of the pre-Hausmann era is shown. Not a window, chimney-piece or turret has been omitted. Today?s suburbs were yesterday?s orchards. Windmills dotted the landscape. Its creation was a Herculean project that took over five years to complete. Turgot?s Plan de Paris (25 sheet art paper portfolio) is a remarkable technical achievement, a flight of the imagination created many years before the first manned balloon flight and the invention of photography. This portfolio is beautifully presented with 25 heavy weight art paper sheets that can be framed individually or pasted directly onto a wall to achieve a stunning and unique feature measuring 2.4m wide x 2m high.

Fokker Triplane Scale Model

It's been a century since the Wright flyer lifted off from the sands of Kitty Hawk. Powered flight has come a long way since. The planes that made them famous are available as models in a unique collection. Hand built. Fabric on lightweight, wooden frame. Detailed engines, markings, spoke wheels. Finely detailed, but also conveying true feel and emotion.

J Mitchell Albert Dock Liverpool Tea Importer Wall Clock

Classic wall clock with a subtle nautical style and a fine weathered look. Based on a design made for J Mitchell & Son, Tea Importer Albert Dock Liverpool. Lovely heritage green colouring. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Lewis and Clark Compass

A needle pointing north. Antique science captured in admiralty brass. Allowing sailors to cross vast oceans, explorers to discover continents. An instrument of exploration that changed the world of Renaissance, forever...This small wooden compass is a replica of that used by Lewis & Clark in their journey across the uncharted territories. 7.8 x 7.8 x 2.2cm

Madeira Ship Honey

This small and attractive boat is a wonderful, slightly antiqued piece perfect for nautical home d?cor. Lateen rigged, they recall a sunny day on a Portuguese beach. Colorful and hand carved from a solid block of wood. The boat measures: 45 x 8.5 x 42cm. The colour is honey, we also have a choice of red.

Madeira Ship Red

This small and attractive boat is a wonderful, slightly antiqued piece perfect for nautical home d?cor. Lateen rigged, they recall a sunny day on a Portuguese beach. Colorful and hand carved from a solid block of wood. The boat measures: 45 x 8.5 x 42cm. The colour is red, we also have a choice of honey.

Maserati Desk Racing Car Model in Polished Aluminium

Sleek and stylized, extravagantly finished aluminium. Sinuous elegance. Iconic desk piece for the man who grew up in the era of legends like Fangio, Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss. Maseratis and Ferraris racing in the Grand Prix at the Monza circuit. Vintage outlines, in cool, hand cast and polished metal. Comes complete with a very attractive give box and flag, size 27 x 10.5 x 7cm.

Polished Brass Reception Desk Bell on Wooden Bass

This fun and practical polished brass reception bell is based on an original design from a Sailors Inn. Features high pitched 'ping' and attractive wooden base. A great way to call for service or perhaps a novel way to raise the family for dinner! Size 13cm diameter by 10.5cm high. Gift packaged.

Quality Magnifying Glass with Brass Rim and Fine Wooden Handle

This is a seriously high quality magnifying glass that is a pleasure to use and also looks great when not in service. Good weight and balance featuring a hand turned wooden handle, brass finial, ground and polished glass which magnifies x3. A lasting accessory for bookshelf or coffee table. Form & Function in perfect harmony. Comes in an attractive gift box, size 25cm x 10cm x 2.5cm.

Retro Design Black & White Swiss Station Wall Clock

Stunning Swiss inspired clock with red baton hands and a sweeping second hand for a distinctive look. The movement is virtually silent, making it perfect for reading rooms, bedrooms and music rooms. Bold retro styling! Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 30cm diameter.

Sopwith Camel Biplane Scale Model

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It had a combination of a short-coupled fuselage, heavy, powerful rotary engine and concentrated fire from twin synchronized machine guns. The Camel was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other Allied fighter in the First World War. This stunning hand built scale model has fabric attached to a lightweight wooden frame. Detailed engines, markings, spoke wheels. Finely detailed, but also conveying true feel and emotion. Size 26 x 38 x 12.5cm.

Vaugondy Globe in Box Small

This is a very attractive coloured Vaugondy world globe circa 1745. Presented in a beautifully designed gift box complete with historic information leaflet. Each globe is hand crafted in the original manger using paper gores. 8.5cm diameter, comes complete with a card stand for easy display.

Victorian Brass Pocket Compass in Gift Box

This is an elegant reproduction from the original 19th century campaign trail. This Boussole Victorienne with its wonderful brass lid is clearly a quality piece, incorporating the classic compass rose design. Perfect gift for a passionate explorer. Comes in an attractive box. 8.5 x 10 x 1.5cm,

Vintage Flight WW1 Replica Propeller

At one time flight was all about wood and canvas, and even bamboo. A local cabinetmaker busy with the fuselage, a cane weaver making a cockpit fauteuil. Flight was accomplished with basically one handle to pull and a couple of gauges to check. Visual sighting by identifying roads and churches. Hand sculpted in wood, distressed and finished in an aged, smooth patina with a French finish this metal clad vintage flight replica is a serious collectors item. 186cm x 15cm x 9cm, comes complete with wall mount brackets.

Vintage Style Brass Pocket Compass in Gift Box

The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery. This small polished brass pocket compass with made to last a lifetime with a hinged lid to protect the glass. Comes presented in an attractive gift box. 4.75x6.5x1.5cm

Vintage Style Bronzed Pocket Compass in Gift Box

The compass opened the world to exploration and discovery. This small bronzed pocket compass with made to last a lifetime with a hinged lid to protect the glass. Comes presented in an attractive gift box. 4.75x6.5x1.5cm

WW1 Replica Propeller with Clock

Wood propellers used to be replaced as often as tires. Old ones were usually taken home, completed with a clock, and hung over the mantel. Mechanics, pilots, flight-crew. They wore propeller tiepins and badges and transformed propellers into memorabilia. We are delighted to offer this unique museum quality reproduction - 120cm x 10cm x 6cm. Clock runs on a single AA battery and can be rotated so the propeller can be hung either vertically or horizontally. Also available to special order in a larger size, 186 x 15 x 9cm costing ?159 - please contact us if you would like to purchase the larger size.

Gifts For Kids (10 items)

At Context Interiors we appreciate the joy of finding gifts that are not only fun but combine an element of inspiration & education. Our range comes wrapped in colourful, whimsical boxes and focus on items that offer an interactive mix of history and adventure. In essence we aim to present a selection of fun craft activities, games and puzzles that keep both children and parents entertained for hours.

Balloon Mobile Pastel

This is an adorable balloon mobile which combines original decor and history. Due to their design and grace balloons have fascinated for centuries. Now, you can be captivated by these pastel coloured objects floating peacefully in your or your children's room. The dimensions are: 85 x 66.5 and 8cm diameter for a single balloon. This mobile is well packaged for ease of postage and pre-strung for ease of installation.

Balloon Mobile Primary

This is an adorable balloon mobile which combines original decor and history. Due to their design and grace balloons have fascinated for centuries. Now, you can be captivated by rainbow coloured objects floating peacefully in your or your children's room. The dimensions are: 85 x 66.5 and 8cm diameter for a single balloon. This mobile is well packaged for ease of postage and pre-strung for ease of installation.

Build a Boat In a Bottle Children's Craft Kit

All the tools and instructions required to make your very own ship in a bottle! Great fun to build, then a lovely object to keep for years to come. Comes in an attractive box so makes the perfect educational child's gift. 12.5 x 11.5 x 6cm

Children's Craft Gift, Pirates Treasure Boat and Money Box

Pirate lore has never gone out of style, nor in Hollywood... not anywhere else. Inside this pirates chest are all the necessary components for adventure on the high seas: build and rig a wooden pirates galleon - all the elements are there, even a map to fabulous treasures abounding. 14 x 8.9 x 9cm

Create a Message in a Bottle Kit

One of our best selling gifts is based on the timeless allure of creating your very own message in a bottle. Known to have travelled half the globe, message bottles are still sought out by young and old. Ours comes with a glass bottle, note paper on which to write a message, cork, and sealing wax to make it watertight. A great great gift idea that comes complete with an attractive gift box. Size 20.5 x 6.2 x 6cm.

Gift Boxed Junior Navigator Compass

An explorers priority, direction... where will the compass lead? Perfect for learning to navigate, this child's compass comes with a sturdy cord tie and is presented in a beautifully decorated box. 9.5 x 9.5 x 2cm

Its A Toss Up, Children's Juggling Balls in Gift Box

Three hand-stitched professional juggling balls, proper colours, bright and cheery, inviting you to toss 'em up. Learning instructions drawn out in lid of gift box. 14.3cm diameter x 6cm

Solar System Mobile

Gazing into the night sky that magnitude our solar system seems infinite and overwhelming. It?s easier to understand native creation myths, Newtonian and Galilean theories, and great historical discoveries when viewing the solar system on a smaller, more comprehensible human scale. Reduced to both scientific and decorative models of our planetary system, revolving around the sun and not the earth as early scientists believed, this mobile will fascinate the young in age and youthful in heart. Well packaged for ease of postage and pre-strung for ease of installation on perfectly balanced wires. Maximum dimensions 135cm wide x 45cm long, long thread for hanging at whatever height suits your space, this mobile is a stunning addition to any room.

Three Model Boats to Build, Paint and Decorate

Build and paint your own fishing fleet! Set includes instuctions, three wooden models and signal flags for that all important finishing touch. Size 11 x 12.5 x 4cm, gift packaged.

Traveller's World Globe In Box

Our traveller's globe in a box is a fun and educational object. Beautifully illustrated with many exciting destinations to explore - the world goes round! Size 10 x 8.8cm

Historic Maps

In the 1700s each atlas held a large fold out map of the world. Usually named 'Orbis Terrarum', Latin for Sphere of the World. These maps were coloured by skilled artists who highlighted boundaries, washed in oceans and mountain ranges, and delicately embellished cartouches. In this spirit we have obtained museum quality reproductions that are expertly hand coloured and come complete ready to hang with archival quality mounting and framing. They feature mahogany wood frames with fine gold leaf fillet detail, acrylic glazing and professionally finished backs, dust cover and hanging wire.

Hit The Bar (1 item)

Step of the track most beaten and decide to create your own private club. Perhaps sanctury would be a better description! Our range of home bars offer you the opportunity to hang out in excellent company and surrounds and be the envy of friends and family. What's more you decide the opening hours!

Casablanca Home Bar by Authentic Models

You love to hang out at Harry's Bar in Singapore, with its long expanse of polished mahogany and stools, brass rails to lean on, and above all its Singapore Sling and Bloody Marys. Admit it, this bar can't and shouldn't be replicated at home. Here you want a simple, fun, unobtrusive piece of furniture, easy to put away, but also easy to roll into the centre of the action. A bar should invite discourse (familial, philosophical) and reminiscences. It should support loudness, but also stillness. This bar exceeds imagination. It has wheels, game three boards, and a glass top that displays your baby-pictures or the snapshots from your latest tiger hunt. It also stores oodles of bottles and gear, and wheels into tight corners. 104 x 52 x 110.5cm

Home Fragrances

Branch d'Olive's range of Bouquet Aromatique room diffusers are a new concept in home fragrance. This innovative product operates by capillary action utilising rattan evaporating sticks. These are placed into the attractive square glass bottle to draw the scent gently into the room.

Life in CONTEXT

Life in CONTEXT is a new and exclusive range of quality home accessories and gifts that we have designed in collaboration with the acclaimed Edinburgh based artist/illustrator Iain McIntosh. Drawing inspiration from a cornucopia of sources, the new collections are unified by Iain's iconic style, which is best for known for appearing portraying the characters of best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith's work. Over the coming months, we will be adding many new designs and products, so please watch this space for new additions including a series focused on the popular 44 Scotland Street novel series.

Lighting Department

We have carefully selected a unique range of beautiful and stylish high quality light fittings that offer something a bit different from the run of the mill offering you see time and again.

Living/Dining (3 items)

Are you frustrated with conventional mainstream products, defined by the bland and ubiquitous brands of every high street or out of town retail park? We certainly are and have strived to bring together a unique selection of furniture and accessories that are not only practical but are also eclectic and inspiring. We hope you enjoy!

House Games Wooden Coffee Table with Six different Tops

Bring out the laughter, drama and drink. Go for check or broke. If loaded dice and backgammon are more to your taste, change the board. Or unearth the dominos and pull out the green board. When not in the mood for games, flip the board and go for cherry wood top or classic leather. A world of entertainment at your fingertips. Store rule books and boxes or magazines on the lower level. Additional delivery charge applies to our furniture collection - please contact us for details.

Inlaid Traditional Wooden Butler's Tray Table

Very attractive hand made wooden free standing butler's tray perfect for dinner parties and celebrations. Butler's trays are very useful in the dining or living room. The tray detaches easily from the base for carrying food or removing plates. They can also double as drinks trays or serving sideboards. The base folds up with strong fabric straps. 87 x 65.5 x 43cm

Man of Eight Replica Rowing Skull Wooden Bookcase

An Olympic sport, upper class, academic, admired by the privileged, accessible to the very smart and highly athletic. These long, narrow and fast wooden racers were cut up in sections when retired. Transformed into bookcases they lined the halls and bars of fraternities the world over, Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. Oars were painted with crests and races, names and dates, and wall-hung. Our man of eight shelves is an exact replica of a late 19th C. prow of a rowing skull that once cut through the rippling waters of the Thames River. 216.5 x 46.5 x 25cm. Additional delivery charge applies - please contact us for details.

Luxury Toiletries

Ladies & Gentlemen, your attention please. We are delighted to offer a fine range of toiletries for your pleasure and enjoyment...

Metal Wall Signs (9 items)

We have an expanding collection of Life in CONTEXT metal wall signs designed by Iain McIntosh. Group them together to create a unique and cost effective Scottish memento installation.

Life in CONTEXT Auld Reekie Metal Sign

Auld Reekie, Victorian nick name for the city of Edinburgh, can now hang on your wall in the form of a metal sign exclusively designed by Ian McIntosh, reminding you of your visit to the beautiful and no more 'Old Smoky' Edinburgh. The wall sign is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installation.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci N'est Pas Un Piper Metal Sign

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version states "Ceci n'est pas un piper" and and comes in the form of a metal wall sign that is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installtion. A must have addition to every surrealist art lover's collection!. We also offer a mug and cards with the same design.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci N'est Pas Une Bagpipe Metal Sign

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version states "Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe" and and comes in the form of a metal wall sign that is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installtion. A must have addition to every surrealist art lover's collection!.

Life in CONTEXT Edinburgh Castle Metal Sign

This exclusively designed by Ian McIntosh street metal sign is a perfect memento from the Scottish Capital. The wall sign is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installation. Hang it on your wall to remember the stunning fortress which proudly overlooks the city of Edinburgh from atop of volcanic rock.

Life in CONTEXT Keep Chill and Carry On Metal Sign

II World War poster design slightly amended by Life in CONTEXT states 'Keep Chill and Carry On'. The illustration by Iain McIntosh.

Life in CONTEXT Mary King'ss Close Metal Sign

This exclusively designed by Ian McIntosh street metal sign is a perfect memento from the Scottish Capital. The wall sign is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installation. Hang it on your wall to remember Edinburgh's spot shrouded in myths and urban legends, and tales of ghosts and murders...

Life in CONTEXT Nessie Metal Sign

Metal wall sign with legendary Loch Ness Monster by Iain McIntosh. A true and accurate likeness of THE LOCH NESS MONSTER. Also known as 'NESSIE'.

Life in CONTEXT Royal Mile Metal Sign

This exclusively designed by Ian McIntosh street metal sign is a perfect memento from the Scottish Capital. The wall sign is pre-drilled in each corner for ease of installation. Hang it on your wall to remember this beautiful Old Town's street which serves its passers-by with an eclectic mix of attractions, from shops and restaurants, through historical spots to Edinburgh Festival's street performances.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your Tea Metal Sign

Infamous 'excellency' of Scottish hospitality is now humorously stated on our metal wall sign in a form of a stunning design by Edinburgh illustrator Ian McIntosh (design also available on mugs, cards and tea towels). You'll Have Had Your Tea - Edinburgh (Morningside) rhetorical question implying a host's mean spirited attitude to a guest. The presumption being that the guest is already replete so nothing will be offered by the host.

Mugs (8 items)

How about this afternoon you try Scottish famous thistle tea in one of our illustrated by Iain McIntosh mugs with fun references to the City of Edinburgh and the land of Scots? This lovely collection of ceramics which you can see below is totally unique and exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors.

Life in CONTEXT 44 Scotland Street Bertie Mug

This is a mug from an exclusive to Life in CONTEXT range of products inspired by 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. This mug features an image of an extremely brainy Bertie! Illustrated by Iain McIntosh.

Life in CONTEXT 44 Scotland Street Bus On the Mound Mug

This exclusive to Context Interiors mug from the collection of products inspired by 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith features an iconic LRT bus as it travels down The Mound in Edinburgh. Scotland's most famous castle in the background. Illustrated by award winning artist Iain McIntosh.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci N'est Pas Une Bagpipe Mug

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version states "Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe" and appears on a smart ceramic mug. A must have addition to every surrealist art lover's collection!

Life in CONTEXT Haggis Mug

Wonderfully unique mug with an amusing design! Her Gracious Majesty ardently affirms that eating haggis promotes bodily vigour. AULD SCOTLAND wants nae skinking ware that jumps in luggies: but, if ye wish her grateful prayer, GIE HER A HAGGIS! (Robert Burns).

Life in CONTEXT Nessie Mug

Ceramic mug with legendary Loch Ness Monster. A true and accurate likeness of THE LOCH NESS MONSTER. Also known as 'NESSIE'.

Life in CONTEXT Piper Mug

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version states "Ceci n'est pas un piper" and appears on a smart ceramic mug. We also offer a wall sign and a card with the same design.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your TEA Mug

Infamous 'excellency' of Scottish hospitality is now humorously stated on our ceramic mug next to a unique image of a tea pot ( the same design by Ian McIntosh is also available on tea towels and cards). You'll Have Had Your Tea - Edinburgh (Morningside) rhetorical question implying a host's mean spirited attitude to a guest. The presumption being that the guest is already replete so nothing will be offered by the host.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your Trams Mug

Following on from the great success of our You?ll Have Had Your TEA range we are delighted to offer this exclusive design by Iain McIntosh - You?ll Have Had Your TRAMS. The reference is to the beleaguered Edinburgh tram project that has been under construction since 2008. Following massive cost increases, significant delays and acrimonious contractual disputes we respectful note that up until 1956 Edinburgh had an entire tram system?

Mugs & Flasks

A nice collection of unusual mugs, flasks, hip flasks and water bottles. The perfect way to enjoy your beverage.

Museum Collection (3 items)

Create your personal museum by filling your living space with our historical and artistic objects of imagination. This collection is a pleasing amalgam of the natural, the scientific, and the world of craft and expertise.

1541 Mercator Navigator's Terrestrial Globe

Decorative and well executed desk globe with stand from the great age of exploration. Stand is detailed turned wood with a warm walnut finish. Exact museum quality reproduction of 16th Century Mercator globe, feature paper gores, hand applied in the traditional manner. 26.5cm x 30cm, comes complete with gift box.

Artists Horse Model in Cherry with Distressed French Finish

Classic artists model beautifully reproduced in cherry with a stunning distressed french finish. Fine attention to deatil. Pefect for sketching or attractive accessory.

Solitaire Di Venezia Game with Wooden Base and Hand Blown Marbles

Solitaire Di Venezia...individually hand blown glass marbles, full of colour, against a solid ebony board. Art in itself, functional and fun as solitaire. 30 diameter x 3cm - Marbles 25mm

Posters (9 items)

We offer a wonderful collection of Life in CONTEXT exclusive posters designed by an acclaimed Edinburgh illustrator Iain McIntosh. All the posters are size A3. More designs to come! While we develop this section of our website, if you live outwith the EU please contact us via the website or by email with your address so we can provide you with a delivery quotation based on the specific items you are interested in.

44 Scotland Street Bertie Plane Poster

This is an exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith poster. It features a unique image of Bertie flying a paper plane illustrated by Iain McIntosh. Printed on thick board, size A3.

44 Scotland Street Bertie Saxophone Poster

This is an exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith poster. It features a unique image of 5-year old saxophone player- Bertie! Illustrated by Iain McIntosh. Printed on thick board, size A3.

44 Scotland Street Bus On The Mound Poster

Exclusive to Context Interiors, this unique image features an iconic LRT bus as it travels down The Mound in Edinburgh with Scotland's most famous castle in the background. Illustrated by award winning artist Iain McIntosh. Printed on thick board, size A3.

Life in CONTEXT 44 Scotland Street Poster

This is an exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith poster. It features unique images of Bruce, Irene, Bertie, Cyril, Big Lou and Domenica MacDonald illustrated by Iain McIntosh. Printed on thick board, size A3.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe Poster

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version is designed by Iain McIntosh, states "Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe" and comes in the form of a poster. We offer the same design on mugs, metal wall signs and cards. Printed on thick board, size A3.

Life in CONTEXT Edinburgh New Town Poster

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors poster shows a great artwork of New Town District illustrated by Iain McIntosh.

Life in CONTEXT How to Cook a Deep Fried Mars Bar Poster

If you're finding it difficult to pick a recipe for a speciality which would delight your guests' sophisticated palate, then your troubles are over! Our 'How to Cook a Deep-fired Mars Bar' poster will tell you, step by step, how to prepare this extremely decadent Scottish gourmet. Enjoy!

Life in CONTEXT Keep Chill and Carry On Poster

II World War poster design slightly amended by Life in CONTEXT states 'Keep Chill and Carry On'. The illustration by Iain McIntosh. Printed on thick board, size A3.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your TEA Poster

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the infamous 'excellency' of Scottish hospitality. Designed by an Edinburgh illustrator Iain McIntosh (design also available on tea towels, mugs and cards). You'll Have Had Your Tea - Edinburgh (Morningside) rhetorical question implying a host's mean spirited attitude to a guest. The presumption being that the guest is already replete so nothing will be offered by the host. Printed on thick board, size A3.

Practical Stuff (1 item)

Here we aim to bring you a selection of good looking and practical products for the home and garden. We think first impressions count - so take a look at your door mat to see if you deserve a new welcome home each day!

Cast Iron Door Wedge

Attractive and practical cast iron door wedge.

Retro Interior Accessories

An Aladdin's Cave of inspiration awaits. Our collection of interior accessories aim to bring you a mix of playful, eclectic and practical individual pieces that can work in either classic, traditional or contempoary settings. We hope you agree and enjoy!

Study/Library (1 item)

Our collection has been created in the classic tradition of European cabinet ateliers. Constructed from superior woods, traditionally seasoned and kiln-dried. Brass hardware similar to that used by makers of campaign furniture for the armies of the British Empire. These pieces are characteried by dove tailed joints and moulded intricate details.

Drawers That Go for Office or Study

The protagonist of one of my favourite crime novels would have liked our 'Drawers That Go' to clean up a mess of papers on his office desk. Smartly wheeled around on invisible rollers, large spacious drawers? A bottom one destined for that bottle of your finest malt? Mark the beautiful, seductive cherry used for the drawer fronts, slightly slanted to surprise and enamour. Two nautical style hand rails at the top for easy handling. An added smaller drawer at the top for your paper tickets (First Class to Bangkok and Rangoon perhaps?) Available in deep ruby red or subtly distressed ivory. 42 x 50 x 80cm. Please contact us for availability and delivery quotation.

Taylor of Old Bond Street (5 items)

Taylor of Old Bond Street was established in 1854 during the reign of Queen Victoria. In essence they offer everything a gentleman could wish for in personal care. More information and products coming here soon - in the meantime if you have queries then please do not hesitate to contact us

Taylor of Old Bond St Badger Brush and Shaving Cream Gift Set

Excellent pure badger shaving brush and sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl (150g) gift set, beautifully presented in a black gift box. A great starter set or practical gift idea for the man who has everything!

Taylor of Old Bond St Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion

A truely classic fragrance, Mr Taylor's Sandalwood Aftershave lotion follows a tradition passed from generation to generation and is the ideal way to complete a proper wet shave. 100ml, complete with attractive box.

Taylor of Old Bond St Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Traditional sandalwood scent shaving cream in a bowl (150g). Can be applied using a shaving brush or alternatively directly on the palm of the hand and then applied to the face, where the shaving brush is then used to work up a lather. A true classic!

Taylor of Old Bond St Sandalwood Talc

A true gentelman's deserves only the finest talcum powder from Taylor of Old Bond Street collection. This talc has a subtle and discreet classic sandalwood fragrance.

Taylor of Old Bond St Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl

Classic hard shaving soap (100g) presented in an attractive and durable wooden bowl.

Tea Towels (7 items)

Exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh range of tea towels with Scottish references. All the tea towels are cotton. While we develop this section of our website, if you live outwith the EU please contact us via the website or by email with your address so we can provide you with a delivery quotation based on the specific items you are interested in.

Life in CONTEXT 44 Scotland Street Tea Towel

This is an exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith tea towel. It features unique images of Bruce, Irene, Bertie, Cyril, Big Lou and Domenica MacDonald illustrated by Iain McIntosh.

Life in CONTEXT Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe Tea Towel

This Exclusive to CONTEXT Interiors unique artwork is inspired by the famous Rene Magritte painting "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). Our version is designed by Iain McIntosh, states "Ceci n'est pas une Bagpipe" and comes in the form of a tea towel. We offer the same design on mugs, metal wall signs and posters.

Life in CONTEXT Deep Fried Mars Bar Tea Towel

If you're finding it difficult to pick a recipe for a speciality which would delight your guests' sophisticated palate, then your troubles are over! Our 'How to Cook a Deep-fired Mars Bar' tea towel will tell you, step by step, how to prepare this extremely decadent Scottish gourmet. Enjoy!

Life in CONTEXT Nessie Tea Towel

An exclusively designed by Iain McIntosh tea towel with legendary Loch Ness Monster. A true and accurate likeness of THE LOCH NESS MONSTER. Also known as 'NESSIE'.

Life in CONTEXT Scotland Street Tea

Designed by 44 Scotland Street illustrator Iain McIntosh we are delighted to offer this handsome caddy of Famous Edinburgh blend tea bags by Brodies. The Melrose Drysdale Tea and Coffee Merchants have been blending fine teas in Edinburgh since 1867. They are still a family-run company and the Famous Edinburgh has been blended by Brodies for over 75 years. The tea is blended to suit the soft waters of Scotland. It is a blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. It is ideal for all day drinking and best enjoyed with some Scottish home baking! If you are based outside the UK and would like to order please email us at info@contextinteriors.co.uk as our website is not currently able to calculate the extract postage and we will get back to you with a quote by return.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your TEA Tea Towel

Infamous 'excellency' of Scottish hospitality is now humorously stated on our tea towel in a form of a stunning design by Edinburgh illustrator Ian McIntosh (design also available on mugs and cards). You'll Have Had Your Tea - Edinburgh (Morningside) rhetorical question implying a host's mean spirited attitude to a guest. The presumption being that the guest is already replete so nothing will be offered by the host.

Life in CONTEXT You'll Have Had Your TRAMS Tea Towel

Following on from the great success of our You?ll Have Had Your TEA range we are delighted to offer this exclusive design by Iain McIntosh - You?ll Have Had Your TRAMS. The reference is to the beleaguered Edinburgh tram project that has been under construction since 2008. Following massive cost increases, significant delays and acrimonious contractual disputes we respectful note that up until 1956 Edinburgh had an entire tram system?

Tin Wall Signs (2 items)

We have a massive collection of tin wall sign styles and designs available in store. Here are some of our nostalgic favourites that can add a cool vintage or perhaps retro feel to your room. Group together and mix sizes to create a unique and cost effective installation.

Keep Calm & Carry On Message Large Tin Wall Sign

Iconic Ministry of Information Poster design created for use in the event of Britain's invasion by Germany during World War II. This simple and classic design was never publicly display (for very obvious reasons)and was recently rediscovered from the archives and has great appeal with the bold text, timeless message and signature red colouring. Original and fun wall decor for any room. Size 30 x 40cm, hole in each corner for easy hanging.

Marmite Nostalgic Advertising Tin Wall Sign

Large nostalgic advertising metal wall sign ? ?Marmite?. You will ever love it or hate it! Ready to hang, size 30 x 40cm.

Tripod Lamps (3 items)

An eclectic selection for the descerning buyer. Our tripod collection are particular favourites. Form follows function and results in the ultimate accessory to compliment a unique and sophisticated interior.

1940's Nickel and Brass Searchlight

Right from the bridge of a 1940s Navy destroyer... heavy cast bronze and aluminium, it must be nautical. Is part of its appeal that its just engineered, not designed? Form follows function.... Balanced on a surveyors tripod. Looking like a million dollars, it smells of salt and sea while managing to convey cool and modern. Its salvage, vintage salvage. And it translates into sophisticated home d?cor. 58 x 20 x 200cm

Half Mile Ray Searchlight Tripod Lamp

A faithful reproduction of a 1930s navy lamp. It is mounted on a mahogany tripod stand, its angle adjustable with a clever piece of 1930s technology. The overall look is cool, contemporary and at the same time historically correct. Max 60w bulb (not supplied), fitting comes complete with integrated dimmer switch. Size: Base at widest 60 x 60, height 164cm

Replica 1928 Cadillac Car Head Lamp on Surveyors Wooden Tripod Base

Piercing the dark. Fronting a mile-long curved and polished hood. Nestled between sculpted wheel fenders while framing a huge chrome radiator. Bronze Art Deco accents.... A combination of polished aluminium and brass brings home 1930s style, perfection and craftsmanship. Check out its details, its imposing size, and the tall ebonized tripod complete with a travel compass dating back to the Mille-Miglia of the 1920s! 180 x 74 x 74cm

Unique Gift Ideas

If you are searching for gift inspiration then look no further!

Vintage Flight (7 items)

Our Vintage Flight collection, inspired by the great age of flight encompasses intricate hand made iconic plane models, stunning replica WW1 propellers, clocks and much more. An small selection of our eclectic range is presented here for your consideration...

1937 Hindenburg Zeppelin Model

An exact replica of the 1937 Hindenburg zeppelin - oversized model for a legendary air ship. Be warned, this is seriously big! Incredible attention to detail with hand painted fabric stretched over a hand glued light weight wooden framework. A dramatic and historical model that celebrates the golden age of travel. Size 112.5cm x 22cm x 23cm.

Autour Du Monde Polished Aluminium Plane on Stand

Replica of an authentic travel agents airline advertising object. This attractive addition to a desk or display unit features an iconic 1950s Constellation plane in polished aluminium hovering gracefully above a stylised globe base.

Blue Balloon, 18cm

Why not add some colour, history and originality to your interior? This marvellous balloon is an object which represents almost a quarter of a century of aviation successes. Balloons have always been viewed as fascinating objects due to their design and unique ornamentation, and now a reproduction model of one can peacefully float in your home filling the space with bliss and vividness. This item is made of papier m?ch? and features hand applied balloon strips, hand woven netting and basket. Diameter 18 cm x 30cm.

Green Balloon, 18cm

Why not add some colour, history and originality to your interior? This marvellous balloon is an object which represents almost a quarter of a century of aviation successes. Balloons have always been viewed as fascinating objects due to their design and unique ornamentation, and now a reproduction model of one can peacefully float in your home filling the space with bliss and vividness. This item is made of papier m?ch? and features hand applied balloon strips, hand woven netting and basket. Diameter 18 cm.

Rainbow Balloon, 18cm

Why not add some colour, history and originality to your interior? This marvellous balloon is an object which represents almost a quarter of a century of aviation successes. Balloons have always been viewed as fascinating objects due to their design and unique ornamentation, and now a reproduction model of one can peacefully float in your home filling the space with bliss and vividness. This item is made of papier m?ch? and features hand applied balloon strips, hand woven netting and basket. Diameter 18 cm.

Red Balloon, 18cm

Why not add some colour, history and originality to your interior? This marvellous balloon is an object which represents almost a quarter of a century of aviation successes. Balloons have always been viewed as fascinating objects due to their design and unique ornamentation, and now a reproduction model of one can peacefully float in your home filling the space with bliss and vividness. This item is made of papier m?ch? and features hand applied balloon strips, hand woven netting and basket. Diameter 18 cm x 30cm.

Red Balloon, 18cm

Why not add some colour, history and originality to your interior? This marvellous balloon is an object which represents almost a quarter of a century of aviation successes. Balloons have always been viewed as fascinating objects due to their design and unique ornamentation, and now a reproduction model of one can peacefully float in your home filling the space with bliss and vividness. This item is made of papier m?ch? and features hand applied balloon strips, hand woven netting and basket. Diameter 18 cm x 30cm.

Vintage Style Wall Clocks (16 items)

We have brought together a portfolio of clocks to suit a wide range of rooms and interior styles with various scales and colour combinations. A great finishing touch to any room or thoughtful and practical gift idea. We have tin caf? clocks, large gallery clocks, traditional station clocks, kitchen clocks, retro & art deco clocks, shabby chic clocks, bedside alarm clocks, compact travel alarm clocks - the list goes on...

1950's Retro Style Chrome Wall Clock

A crisp 1950?s retro style wall clock featuring a chrome case and black dial. Also incorporates an eyecatching sweep second hand. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 30cm diameter

Antique Style Wall Clock - Lascelles of London

A smashing antique style wall clock from Lascelles of London with a characterful distressed finish, rich blue centre detail and bold black Roman numerals. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 31cm diameter.

Art Deco Style Polished Aluminium Flight Clock

An exact reproduction of a 1930s Art Deco flight clock. Hand cast airplane in polished aluminium. Nostalgic and chic.

Chateau Revillion Large Vintage Style Wall Clock

A grand scale 'gallery' clock ideal for all wine lovers and a great addition to any kitchen or dining room. Features an old pine wood grain effect, the text 'Chateau Revillion' and attractive graphic for added character. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 50cm diameter

Cream 1950's Retro Style Metal Wall Clock

Classic cream coloured 1950's vintage style metal wall clock. Featuring a bold red sweep second hand, the design is based on a popular bakerlite original. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 25.5cm diameter

Eiffel Tower Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle Wall Clock

Stunning vintage style wall clock featuring an image of the Eiffel Tower at the time of the 1889 Expo that it was built to celebrate. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter.

Gaston Lepetit Large French Retro Style Wall Clock

A grand scale ?gallery? clock based on an old French bakery design. Lovely shabby antique feel with bluegrey slate colour and classic style numerals. Perfect decor for a modern or traditional home. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. Massive 50cm diameter

Geneva Antique Style Pendulum Wall Clock

Based on an old Swiss clockmakers design, this antique style wall clock features the added attraction of a swinging pendulum visible through the antiqued brass ring on the dial. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied)and battery operated pendulum (AA battery supplied)and ready to hang. Made in England. 41cm diameter.

Large French Cafe Clock - St Etienne Chocolat

Why not bring a feel of the great French Cafe Society to your kitchen with this cheerful clock. The design is based on an old French cafe advertisment, featuring the text 'St Etienne Chocolat'. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Lascelles Clockmaker London Wall Clock

A classic wall clock featuring a roman dial, reminiscent of an old school room clock. Features the text Lascelles Clockmaker London. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 28cm diameter

Montpelier Distressed Blue Finish French Style Wall Clock

Distressed finish adds great character to this clock. Dial features the name of a French chessemaker. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Postbox Red 1950's Retro Style Metal Wall Clock

Make a bold statement with this 1950's vintage style metal wall clock. Red case with matching red sweep second hand, the design is based on a popular bakerlite original. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 25.5cm diameter

Rob Neil London Victorian Style Wall Clock

Crisp Roman numerals on a white dial make this classic Victorian London style wall clock an excellent addition to your room. Subtle distressed vintage feel. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 36cm diameter

Small French Cafe Clock - St Etienne Chocolat

Why not bring a feel of the great French Cafe Society to your kitchen with this cheerful clock. The design is based on an old French cafe advertisment, featuring the text 'St Etienne Chocolat'. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 25.5cm diameter (also available in a larger 36cm size)

Smith's Original 1950's Clock, Brown

Make a bold statement with this 1950?s style clock. Red case with matching red sweep second hand, the design is based on a popular bakerlite original. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 25.5cm diameter

Square Aperitif Pastis French Cafe Style Wall Clock

Fabulous and unusual red and cream coloured square clock. Perfect for a funky kitchen statement in French 1930s vintage style featuring two waiters and the text 'Aperitif Pastis, Bar-Tabac'. Quartz movement (AA battery supplied) and ready to hang. Made in England. 31cm x 31cm

Other Items (2 items)

We hope you'll find these other items from our online store interesting.

Bus on The Mound Exclusive Framed Print by Edinburgh illustrator Iain McIntosh

Exclusive to Context Interiors, this unique image features an iconic LRT bus as it travels down The Mound in Edinburgh with Scotland's most famous castle in the background. Signed by the artist, award winning illustrator Iain McIntosh (of Alexander McCall Smith fame) it comes complete luxury mounted in an attractive plain black frame ? overall size 37cm x 33cm. Newsflash - Lothian Buses have just announced that they are reverting to this classic colour scheme!

Price's Open Window Fragrance Lantern Candle

Price's Fresh Air range employs Odourfoyl technology to neutralise unwanted odours leaving your home smelling clean and fresh. This Open Window favourite is very popular and has a wonderful scent of fresh laundry. Approximate 30 hours burn time. 62mm diameter x 74mm high.

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