New Umbra Products

It’s been an exciting week at Urban Cuckoo HQ – we had a massive delivery of New Umbra Products. So many lovely things. Umbra began creating loveliness in 1979 in Toronto, Canada. Umbra is a design company who bring intelligent housewares products to customers around the world. With an international team of designers, the company values creating products that are original, modern, casual, functional and also affordable. Today, Umbra products are available for sale in over 120 countries. So, I’ve been beavering away for the past couple of days, getting it all described, imaged and ready for sale. It is
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Fabulous New Lighting Ranges

I’m really excited about the fab new lighting ranges we have on from Gingersnap. The Lumosnap range is really funky and would help to make a statement in any room. With the continuation of the cactus and botanical themes in 2018, I can see them being really popular. These are gas-filled lights, and across the range, there really is a design for everyone. These would also make a wonderful gift for a friend, lover or family member. While the neon feature lights are super cool; my own favourite is the more demure Mint Green Car Headlamp Light. What a lovely
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Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle – Packaging Re-Use Project

So, in a bid to Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle further – inspired by our very determined 5 Year Old; I’ve had an idea. It will definitely help Urban Cuckoo but will also help the planet (a tiny amount). I want to do my best to reduce my own environmental footprint, but also that of Urban Cuckoo. I’ve already got into the swing of re-using all of the suitable packaging I receive into the office/stock room. I get loads of airfill packaging with my stock orders. The smaller outer boxes that stock arrives in are often perfect for Urban Cuckoo sized
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Proper New Year Update (yes, I know it’s February 10th) | Urban Cuckoo

Guys, I’m so sorry it’s been so long – this is my official New Year Update. I’m so excited to update you all with Urban Cuckoo’s goings on. It’s trade show season and I went to the Scottish Trade Fair in January, and have been working on lots of new lines and ranges for Urban Cuckoo. There’s ALOT to tell you about!   Orla Kiely I’m delighted to have in stock now the foundations of an Orla Kiely gift and homewares range. Of course, I wanted to buy it all, but I’ve had to pick a small range to get
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Urban Cuckoo Pop Up at Juniper Green Playgroup Christmas Fair

Urban Cuckoo Pop Up Shop. Thanks to all the lovely peeps at the Juniper Green playgroup Christmas Fair on Friday evening. Everyone made me feel very welcome as a first-time stall holder – thanks all! — at Juniper Green Village Hall.   Most popular items of the evening were our range of Happy Jackson products. They are brilliant gifts for kids or kids at heart! Our prints ranges also sold well, with the favourite being Totally Dotty! Next Up is the Christmas Fair at Inveralmond High School on the 9th December. I hope to see some of you there!  
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New Stock!

40 Days Until Christmas Hooray! The first wave of new stock is in. We have a few new great gift ideas for men. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, but these new additions will make Christmas really easy. Both Ted Baker and Gentlemen’s Hardware have fantastic ranges and we love these new additions to our range. Ted Baker also provides new ideas for gifts for the women in your life. The new water bottles with the hexagonal shaped lid are fantastic and would definitely be the envy of the office or gym. The mini notebooks would be fantastic as
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Helllooooo – progress update!

I’ve been super-busy tidying all the stock though I still have work to do there. The stock room is pretty tidy now; the products are not quite indexed but I’ve got it sussed enough to find products quickly for your orders. Pretty pleased for a full solo effort! Very excited today though to have some new stock arrived from Wild & Wolf. I’m off now to get them up and will share details later on once I’ve got the products up on the website. Watch this space!
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Under New Management

A New Era… After creating and managing Urban Cuckoo for many years, Jen has passed on the reins to me. As the new owner and manager of Urban Cuckoo I’m very excited to be here and will endeavour to take care of you all as well as Jen did. With nearly 13 years experience in online retail, I love the challenges it brings. I look forward to giving Urban Cuckoo customers the best service I can possibly give. Please do get in touch if I can help in any way. As a welcome (to me!) I’ve put together a special
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Scandinavian Inspiration

We are just back from a long weekend in Sweden and have been totally inspired by the amazing  Scandinavian interior design that we saw in the home interior shops.  So much so that we’ve just ordered some fantastic new products with strong geometric looks in coppers, brass and black which will add a bit of Scandi-styling to your home.  We’re really excited about these fab new products which will be with us and on the site in the next week or so.
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Welcome to the new improved Urban Cuckoo!

It’s been over 4 years since Urban Cuckoo first launched and times have changed and technology has moved on so we though it was about time to bring you a brand new website, with an updated design and better functionality.  You will now be able to sign up to our newsletter, read customer reviews, leave your own product reviews for products you have purchased, add products to your wishlist (handy for giving people birthday present ideas!), email products to a friend and access all our social media pages. You’ll also find the registering and purchasing process far easier and will
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