I mentioned in a previous post(Nov 2011, ‘Kowsky Crutches’ )  how I loved the design of Kowsky crutches. They have a new distributor,  and have sent me some images as you can see. The main distributor is now Sunrise Medical and they are creating a micro-site of local distributors. So the previous contact in Milton keynes…

I contacted all the wheelchair manufacturers mentioned in my post of 9th Feb. Nearly all came back with positive comments on how they could customise and/or supply trendy versions of their wheelchairs. In particular please look at the comments from the following: Carbon Black– ‘currently demand for Carbon Black far outstrips supply……you can join us on…

Whenever I re-decorate I always refer to Elle Decoration with regard to current trends and colours. But I am always disappointed when I try to find modern and well designed disability aids for the home, they don’t seem to figure in this publication, despite my emails to the editor. There are plenty of us out…

Here’s another one a friend found – Carbon Black –  looks great!  Also the Trikinetic is ‘all terrain’ which is useful given the state of London’s pavements. N.B. Da Vinci sent me an update regarding their service – ‘ Custom built wheelchairs by Da Vinci are made to your everyday needs and style.  Although they look…

I have been looking for trendy, fashionable and stylish wheelchairs for a number of years. Haven’t really found any that are not prototypes or flights of a designers imagination.  Here are some of the best looking, http://www.nomadwheelchairs.com/nomad-way/ http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/7753/wheelchair-design.html http://www.coroflot.com/lyfk/NIMBL-Wheel-Chair/2#scroll http://www.folding-wheels.com/ http://www.trekinetic.com/ As far as I can tell the Nomad and Trekinetic are commercially available. Actual…

Kowsky Crutches are fabulous. They look smart, they don’t make a noise and come in multiple colourways (although I only ever buy black). Can’t recommend them highly enough. Custom Crutches are the UK agent. N.B. As of 2012 the distributor   is now Sunrise Medical

On a recent trip to a friends apartment in N. Cyprus we were concerned about the lack of grab bars in the toilet. I sourced a folding toilet frame online from Active Mobility. I was dubious as to whether it would work but we took it on the plane anyway. It went in the hold,…

I recently went to stay at a friends apartment in N.Cyprus. We took with us a folding bed rail, as I knew I needed help in and out of bed and didn’t want to depend on others too much. I bought it from Active Mobility and it was a great aid and very simple to…

I have just relented and converted my bathroom to a wheel-in wet-room. Thanks to my builder Paul and designer Roger at Nonsense Design, we have created a stylish bathroom that does not look out of place in a 5 Star hotel. I went mad on a special sink from Hewi , (German design) and the…

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