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Sometimes Simple is Best

Sometimes Simple is Best

White home accessories can be exactly what you need

Anyone who has followed Kalinko for more than five seconds knows that we're very into colour. We love brightness and joy and pockets of punch for our homes.

But sometimes...just sometimes, a simple white something does the trick.

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Oral Care in Burma

Oral Care in Burma

And a toothbrush glass to help with yours!

I want to talk about tooth brushing.

You know when you go to the dentist, and they ask you how you’re getting on with your interdental brushing, and regardless of the truth you tell them that you do it every day. Twice. Love it. Ahhh so clean-feeling. While they dig around thinking yeahhhh no you obviously don’t. I’m a dentist… I can tell. But let’s just go with try and make sure you get to those molars at the back more often. A bit like when you were little and you definitely didn’t do that little drawing on the wall. Or eat a Club Bar 5 minutes before lunch. 

Anyway, chances are, A* interdental-brusher or not, your teeth are mostly in your mouth and have a dalliance with the toothpaste twice a day. 

In Burma, this is not such an easy assumption.

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A Breakfast Ritual Proven (by us!) to Improve Your Day

A Breakfast Ritual Proven (by us!) to Improve Your Day

You know those days when you wake up and the sun is peeking through your curtains, all you can hear is the birds singing outside, and you lie there for a little while feeling really calm? When you get up and you like the way your face looks in the mirror, and your hair looks just right, and once you're up and dressed you think YESSS today is a good day. 

Then your coffee smells better than usual and the first mouthful of your breakfast turns out to be exactly what you feel like.  

Well, we want to help your mornings feel like this every day. And the good news is...we've got the answer.

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Running a Small Business in Burma

Running a Small Business in Burma

The conflicts and challenges of working and living in Burma

Our next shipment was meant to have left Yangon this morning. It didn’t. Our jam-packed container is still sitting in the docks, waiting for an obscure new piece of paperwork which conforms to some new regulations which came in last month.

“This was always going to be a difficult shipment,” I hear myself say to Rosiam, our Yangon Manager, implying to us both that Corona is behind the problems. And to an extent that’s true: Corona has created more red tape for imports and exports, and some inevitable delays. But in truth, these have very little to do with why this shipment has been a struggle to get together. 

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What is it about pastels?

What is it about pastels?

As soothing as they are, we're not talking about throat pastilles.

The COLOURS. They seem to fit into everything anywhere, to go with every outfit, with every painting, with every room scheme.

So here's the low-down on why they're been such a success story, and when they first came onto the scene...

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10 Places to Buy Art Online

10 Places to Buy Art Online

Where to buy great value original artworks and prints online

An art-world sage once told me that when you're young, you should just take a deep breath and buy art you love, even if you can't afford it, because you definitely won't be able to afford it later. Now this is very fun advice. I haven't done terribly well yet, but if you're ready to buy, or fancy a browse and either shelling out on a bit of a stonker, or snapping up a £10 print to cheer you up, here are the places I scroll through of a lockdown day. 

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The ONE THING to buy for Father's Day

The ONE THING to buy for Father's Day

The Orwell Shoe Horn

I'll be honest with you, I thought this was a bit of a rogue product when we launched. Who even uses a shoehorn?

Just try it, said my husband. They're beautiful. You never see such long ones anywhere else. And men will love them.

Well....as much as it galls me to admit it, he was absolutely right (on this occasion). This was one of our first products, and since day one has been a bestseller.

So why do people love them?

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5 tips for revamping your working-from-home space

5 tips for revamping your working-from-home space

Remember the days when working from home was the privilege of the few? When we longed to roll from bed, through toast and tea into our desk chairs, without the honk of a bus or clack of a shoe on pavement? When the ability to whip up a quick spaghetti alle vongole for your working lunch was just not an option?

Well here we are, in week 12 of lockdown, all living that long sought-after dream. Over 60 working days of no shoes. 60 days of zoom calls. 60 days of living in a fusion of our home and work lives.

And for lots of us, it really has been a dream. But plenty of people are ready to return to reality and go back to the office. Here are our top tips for falling back in love with working from home. 

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Introducing our Cane Furniture Collection

Introducing our Cane Furniture Collection

Rattan Cane and Stainless Steel Furniture to brighten up modern homes

The concept of our Maha cane furniture hit the slates in June 2018. Two whole years ago, almost to the day, we sat down with our friend Lottie to design some new products that merged the feel of Burma with the requirements of modern western homes. 

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