Urban Cottage Industries have solved many of the problems I’ve had in sourcing things for the new house, particularly lightbulbs, but I could have done with their latest venture 6 weeks ago. I spent too much of one week trying to find a local supplier of silk covered electric flex in order to wire some lamps. Deliberated over driving down to Baileys in Ross on Wye, spent fruitless hours on the phone, remonstrated with The Period House over their limited colour range, relied on a local lighting store and eventually they came up with the goods. However, now they have launched Fabric Cable and sent me a lovely sample box of their range. Am, of course, now planning to re-wire everything in sight.