Monday, 10 December 2012

A short reminder about our revolutionary mobility device “flo”

After three years of hard work of developing and testing to find the best shape and technology, we came up with a revolutionary innovation and an alternative independent living tool for transfer and mobility, which has no concurrence on the market.



The multifunctional Flo standing and walking aid was launched in May, and it is available to buy in our REthinkthings shop. Flo is ergonomically shaped, so it wraps around the lower leg and locks it in position to assist with dignified and unassisted elevation from seated to standing. Designed during a BBC documentary by Ilsa Parry with Philippe Starck and licensed to REthinkthings, this one piece intelligent item is patent protected and represents the future of human assistance.

This innovative product is constructed using a combination of composite materials and advanced processes designed to create the required strength and lightweight performance demanded from the unique functionality. Therefore it weights only 300g, but supports the vertical transfer from seating to standing for users up to 25 stone. 

Flo is available in 5 colours (black, yellow, aqua, orange and pink), the package includes an elegant and replaceable foot bung for grip and a wrist strap.

Available in our REthinkthings shop. 
For more information please contact us on, or call us on 01515384592.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

REthinkthings almost doubles its range for Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas we are pleased to be announcing several new products for our online shop. There’s something for everyone with products varying from chair to rings, but all sharing the same REthinkthings ethos of doing "things" differently...

The first product is from our old friends Jolly Smith. We already sell their NINE2FIVE clock and fiveAday noticeboards, and now would like to introduce their latest product, The Yorkshire Tea Towel. They have collaborated with designer Richard Storey to produce this eye catching design celebrating the local dialect of Yorkshire. It comes printed in either red or black onto a cotton tea towel measuring 50x80cm.


Jo Cope, the second of our newest designers, describes herself as a conceptual artist, but always with an emphasis on fashion. She has two products now with REthinkthings. The first one being ‘hold my trainer’ This product is ideal for those who love and collect shoes and look at them as a piece of art which should be displayed. The simple yet effective design is made from a single piece of high quality powder coated steel. The piece is then bent around to form two hands which will hold and display any shoe with a flat base effectively against the wall. The second product is in a similar vein. It is made of the same materials and is once again a hand, but this time the ‘hand hook’ is for whatever you can hang off of its fingers. Ideally this can be used for, bags, keys and even coats, but the product is versatile enough for a lot more than this.


Next we have a first for REthinkthings, jewellery. We will be selling Rentaro Nishimura’s ‘crown ring’ in four different colours, red, black, blue and white. The ring comes on a single acrylic sheet that has been laser cut to have the various components easily popped off and assembled by the user. The finished design was inspired by the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. The product is made entirely from one piece as mentioned with no need for glue to fix the components together and to keep it as ecological as possible, the off cut/ scrap material is used to hold all the pieces together and protect it during postage and can even be recycled after this. Also the product comes with three different ring sizes, allowing it to fit all sizes.

We seem to be on a fantasia journey with another Alice in Wonderland inspired piece. Holly Palmer’s, ‘Tea cup stool’. This Oversized tea cup is available in 7 bright colours of rotationally moulded MDPE plastic. The product can be used in or outside and will really become an eye catching and creative addition to your home wherever you put it.

Speaking of the oversized, we even have new food inspired items (specifically the much loved Custard Cream) which are dramatic statement items for those who like to literally "comfort eat". With a range of three textile based printed pieces, there are teatowels, cushions and even a footstool, so kick back, sink in and bib up for those Christmas munchies. 

Last but not least we have a REthink own brand item, a series of bags you may have heard us going on about a lot recently, they are our new Handybags and Scumbags. Available in 6 designs, three for each series, made of eco friendly Jute and available in three colours, these natural tote bags are perfect as a little something helpful or cheeky as a stocking filler (or even a stocking itself) for Christmas. They are hand screen and large enough to fit an A4 folder or laptop and also have a water resistant coating on the inside if you wish to use for shopping or work lunch.

JUST £6.99! 

So come visit the site and see our new products and the various offers we will have in the run up to Christmas, to help you find that little something different.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Rethinkthings goes local at LEAF this Sunday for Capstans Bazaar!

Bold st Liverpool – renowned for its gifted artisans and quirky independent stores. Always the place for something original, especially this weekend as LEAF cafe on Bold St holds its Capstans Bazaar arts market once more. No better time than in the run up to Christmas for local people to source original designs and handmade items as gifts for loved ones.  If you’re the type of person always seeking something unique, you are on the right page!

This weekend on Sunday REthinkthings will have a stall to step off the online platform and present the more affordably priced items direct to local customers. From £8.50 - £50 you can get your hands on our latest design led ranges along with the work of many other talent local sellers in this new monthly event which aims to showcase the best of the region’s burgeoning arts and crafts talent. It is well located and great to help support local artists and promising designers.

Come and see us this Sunday 21st October and shorten your Christmas shopping list with some of the following items - many of which are on special offer just for this event!

Our bestselling ´Kaspa´ ghost light is on sale for this month with the hanging versions retailing at “50 (reduced from £89 for the glow versions), he is the cutest little monster and gives off a beautiful glow in green or blue without energy use when the light has been turned off! From £50

Brighten up the outdoors on these dreary days and feed the local wildlife whilst you are at it! Create a home beyond your house with the ´Bauhaus Birdfeeder´ as a contemporary addition to your garden. It is an elegant durable and functional outdoor accessory which can be hung on trees to provide a sheltered feeding station for all flying visitors. From £19

Need to get your office chaos organised? There isn´t a more obvious way to do it! The ´Envelope mailbox´ is a perfectly easy way to colour code and separate your paperwork. These stylish storage envelopes are available in four colours and make sorting out your affairs both stylish and simple. On sale at the show from £39

Proud of home and country? These hand screen printed ´Passport Cushions´ with metallic inks on Irish linen with a Scottish feather inner will ensure your home is British through and through. On sale at the show from £39

Hang up your outer wear in style with this scribble coat hook. Headsprung was inspired to create these unique and boldly graphic racks from calligraphic embellishments and the penmanship of days gone by. From £39

These ´Shadow Coasters´ are a quirky solution for avoiding coffee table spillage and take reference from the item they work with. Sold in set of four for £25

´Bread board´ is a clever literal take on the bread board, which is handmade from sustainably sourced natural oak, modestly yet effectively finished in vegetable oil. This item is therefore perfectly sustainable for someone with environmental conscience, available in two sizes, and hand made in the UK from £34

Keep your to do list in check! These bold and exciting ´Five a day´ magnetic notice boards consist of the nation´s five most popular fruits: Apple, Banana, Orange, Pear and Grapes. Jolly Smith´s everyday accessories can be purchased as a full set or separately from £32

NINE2FIVE.o.clock - ´Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin´. Dolly Parton had it right! Another stylish piece suitable into office or in a house of any young professional. From £32

These ´Cityscape Bookends´ encompass the rich end of town and the poor end of town with a great read between. Simply line your book collection between each bookend to create your own unique urban landscape. This stylish solution for any intellectual city dweller from £39

The best example of a non-traditional take on a traditional object is a quirky candleholder ´Launch´. This retro rocket is bound to get your guests talking over dinner. Available in 3 colours for £14.99 per set

´Cliff´ is a fun and functional climbing companion for home organisation. No more clambering for coats and scarves. Cliff displays your outdoor essentials and has them at hand at the drop of a hat. Available in 4 colours from £8.50

We hope to see you there!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Dont hang around!


Dont hang around! For a short period only in Kaspas favorite spooky month, you can get your hands on a hanging version for just £50! Check it out! 


Little Tip off!
Did you know that this sunday (7th) is grandparents day? Treat your loved one by purchasing a Flo stick, helping them to help themselves get up and go, whilst still looking ubercool! Email us ( for £60 off our standard Flo rrp - offer valid until Tuesday 30th