The range features an SMO synthetic resin material that combines natural stone, synthetic resin and antibacterial surface gel, resulting in a flexible material for counter tops, basins and shelves that can be made to measure to fit awkward shapes. All available in a wide range of finishes, including Wood Effect (pictured), Gold Leaf and Snakeskin.
The Lagoon design pictured starts from £4,250, The North Berwick Bathroom & Tile Company (www.northberwickbathrooms.com)
• Emma Johnstone is a London-based contemporary ceramicist who creates work using the dramatic firing process of raku. Raku is a method of firing ceramics, developed from an ancient Japanese technique. Items are rapidly fired up and removed from the kiln whilst glowing hot. The sudden drop in temperature results in Raku’s characteristic black lines, making each piece unique. Each item here is a hollow-thrown vessel or wall piece, which is raku fired and gilded with three types of gold and copper leaf.
Until 16 October, Emma Johnstone, Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh (0131-558 9872, openeyegallery.co.uk)
• INSPIRED by her family pet, West Highland terrier Tilly, Janice Turner has brought together a range of quality items featuring two of Scotland’s most iconic dogs, Westies and Scotties, resulting in The Tartan Terrier Company. Most of the suppliers are small and independent, based in Scotland and the rest of the UK. The wide range includes jewellery, bags, kitchenware and home accessories, as well as pet products including collars, leads, dog beds and blankets.
Westie Dog Glacier Tartan Cushion, £49, The Tartan Terrier Company (www.thetartanterrier.co.uk)