Kula designer glass splashbacks in national tile retailer

Kula designer glass splashbacks


If you’re looking for some sleek designer chic styling for your kitchen or bathroom then delve into your nearest Topps Tiles store and have a peek at the new range of Kula designer glass splashbacks. Available in an array of colours, designs and sizes they add a splash of contemporary colour and style to your home. See the range available here: Kula at Topps Tiles

CFH created the logo and even the name for the new range. You might think that Kula is a derivative, trendy way of spelling ‘cooler’ perhaps..? Well, it’s actually a bit more complex than that…we explored the link between glass and water, how glass was made, the temperature required, the constituent elements… and boy did we learn a lot in the process!

As well as Kula being a god in Polynesian mythology, it’s also the name of a volcano in western Turkey. In some volcanic eruptions, the combination of intense heat (>2000 degrees C) plus the silica and other bits of rock can make all kinds of different glass, such as obsidian and Pele’s tears (no, not the 2nd best footballer ever, (after George Best of course) but the Hawaiian god of volcanoes).

The tear drop idea led us to compare this to a water drop, and the Kula volcano gave us the name (and yes it sounds like ‘cooler’ and we liked the positive brand attributes associated with it). To complete the design, we created the 3D brand logo to look like it was made of glass and included the subtle water droplet within the ‘a’ letter of Kula.


Latest editions of Hudson Reed and Ultra catalogues

Hudson Reed and Ultra - August 2011

Ultra featured a whole new design change for their latest 196pp catalogue, featuring colour coded sections for easier browsing throughout the brochure. Hudson Reed’s August 2011 edition shows off gorgeous new photography and a subtle design update to a well-established premium bathroom brand. Available now in a local bathroom specialist retailer near you!

Ultra spread

Hudson Reed spread

Regatta Professional website goes live

Regatta Professional Site

Professional by name and also by nature, a brand new web design featuring a dynamic home page and 360º product photography, the site coordinates with the recently launched new catalogue for a thoroughly branded corporate look, just like the Regatta gear…


Shaws of Darwen features in Architecture Today

Shaws of Darwen full page ad campaign

Appearing this month in the July issue of Architecture Today, the latest full page ad for Shaws of Darwen features the Holburne Museum in Bath.

The museum reopened in May this year following three years of closure whilst being restored.

Shaws provided the expertise and craftsmanship in restoring and replacing much of the terracotta architectural detailing to this fine building, whilst CFH expertly crafted this stylishly understated full page advertising campaign for Shaws.

Ultra adds new consumer brand to its portfolio

Premier Bathrooms website

CFH have just launched a new website for Ultra’s new consumer ‘Premier’ brand.

Previously, Premier was a trade-only brand, offering excellent value-for-money products and bulk buys to the trade.

As this brand has increased in popularity however, Ultra introduced more Premier-specific new ranges, such as shower cubicles, enclosures and shower trays that needed a consumer website as well as continuing to support the trade.

premier website

Regatta Professional – quality you can rely on

Regatta Professional 2012 Catalogue

Whatever the weather, whatever the job, Regatta Professional clothing promises to keep the wearer protected against the elements all year round. So says the latest 120pp Regatta Professional catalogue designed, printed and produced by CFH. The catalogue was translated into several languages for European markets, including Dutch and German and also featured studio photography of every single garment in every single colour, all shot in our in-house studio, cut out and colour matched to specific garment colours.


Regatta squares up for 2012 spring summer launch

Regatta 2012 Spring Summer Catalogue

We’ve just printed, produced and delivered Regatta’s next season catalogues with the biggest pagination yet for the UK’s No.1 outdoor clothing brand.

244 pages in a funky square 225mm format and produced in 9 different versions with more language variations than you can shake a stick at! You’ve got English, naturally, and also French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Swiss (German) and Swiss again (French this time) and last but not least, the most challenging of all, Russian.

A multi-tasking, multi-lingual, perfect-bound, perfect project from CFH.

Dare 2b goes funky day-glo and spot UV

Dare 2b’s latest trade catalogue features all kinds of tricky-to-print garment colours – fluorescent pinks, yellows, greens and blues – all out of 4 colour process, with no specials.

Dare 2b 2012 Catalogue

Printed and produced by CFH, our print guru (Shelley) worked tirelessly with repro and pre-press to ensure colour accuracy and vibrancy on the page. The front cover features a nice shiny spot varnish too.

Speedy web site and rebrand presentation for Swift Industrial Supplies

Swift Industrial web design

This was a quick turn round project, hence all the ‘speed’ puns associated with the client’s name. Apologies. However, we were asked to create a new brand identity that reflected the nature of the business – industrial supplies wholesaler and distributor – and also to create a more impactful online presence.


Here’s the previous website for comparison:

Swift Industrial existing website

Web programmers are the new rock stars

Aidan & Gaz - The Kahunas

When he’s not too busy building clients’ websites, one of our web programmers plays guitar and sings in The Kahunas.

Aidan needed some publicity shots for his part-time music project so brought his fellow bandmate into the CFH studio for some mean and moody photography. Shots were taken and photoshopped by Neil.

And now here’s the blatant advertising bit!

The Kahunas have been playing together for over 20 years in England and Spain. Now based in Rochdale they are available for gigs all over the northwest in pubs, clubs and private functions, either as a four piece band or a duo (acoustic / electric), playing mostly Blues-Rock covers and original songs. Repertoire & gig dates are available at http://nwb.co/kahunas



Follow them on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Kahunas/129958313723748?v=info

P.S.  a ‘kahuna’ is a Hawaiian word for a priest, sorcerer, magician or wizard apparently!

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