Welcome to Life's Simple Luxuries.
Every item has been carefully selected with great attention to detail and value. The products we have selected in our collection distinguish themselves by quality and design and fulfil all requirements of the European law and legal regulations.
Sustainability, Environmental Awareness and Social Wellness are not just words but objectives to achieve, and a deliberately chosen gift underlines these objectives.
Our 30 years experience within the Promotional Products Industry both in Europe and the USA has given us a unique insight into the more unusual products that some of our suppliers produce. Our promotional division offers over 8000 products on their UK based web site and approximately 1.4M (last time I counted) on our International Site based in the USA.We now bring this to experience and depth of product range to our retail web site.Gift-giving is rarely more pleasurable than when you are able to give someone something special so let Life’s Simple Luxuries help you find the perfect gift solution. If you need any help or want help in developing an idea for the perfect gift place an enquiry in the contact box or call Life’s Simple Luxuries at the office and our team will see what we can do to help.
Luxurious gifts for those who like some of the best things in life that is what Life’s Simple Luxuries offers . For those who want to give a gift that's better than the rest you know who to call - Life’s Simple Luxuries.
Our team at Life’s Simple Luxuries hope you will be inspired and delighted by our carefully selected offering of beautiful and luxurious products
Each gift is designed to bring a touch of class and uniqueness into the home like the Vienna Regulator Clock.
Regulator clocks were first created in 1700s by Englishmen James Harrison and Benjamin Villainy, they eventually adopted a technology used in Vienna so it became not only a scientific instrument, but also a popular style of clock using a complex set of pendulum that controlled each of the clocks hands.
That the Vienna Regulator is considered to be an highly desirable clock has been recognized for many years. It being an elegant antique wall clock made from fine woods and with a precise and complex mechanism.
In addition to the high quality mechanism of the clock , the clock case of the Vienna clock is a piece of art in itself. You have to see these clocks for yourself to fully appreciate them.
A pendulum clock is one that uses a pendulum or swinging weight, as its timekeeping element. The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator it swings back and forth in a precise time interval dependent on its length, and resists swinging at other rates.
From its invention in 1656 by Christiaan Huygens until the 1930s, the pendulum clock was the world's most precise timekeeper, accounting for its widespread use.
Pendulum clocks must be stationary to operate; any motion or accelerations will affect the motion of the pendulum, causing inaccuracies, so other mechanisms must be used in portable timepieces.
They are now kept mostly for their decorative and antique value.
And what about the spectacular Tantalus
Tantalus was the son of Zeus and was the king of Sipylos. He was uniquely favoured among mortals since he was invited to share the food of the gods.
However, he abused the guest-host relationship and was punished by being "tantalized" with hunger and thirst in Tartarus: he was immersed up to his neck in water, but when he bent to drink, it all drained away; luscious fruit hung on trees above him, but when he reached for it the winds blew the branches beyond his reach.
A Tantalus, by an obvious analogy, is also the term for a type of drinks decanter stand in which the bottle stoppers are firmly clamped down by a locked metal bar, as a means of preventing servants from stealing the master's liquor. The decanters themselves, however, remain clearly visible. Whilst there are many cheaper versions on the market, ours is manufactured from solid oak and has solid brass fitting and locks which are all silver plated.
We hope each visit is a voyage of discovery and excitement.