What To Do, See & Buy: The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats; Mugaritz; Gavin Turk; Kirath Ghundoo's geometric wallpapers
ON MATERNITY LEAVE. Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine. She has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for an undercover investigative into a website offering students up to £15,000 in return for sex. She has also written for cultural magazines including Dazed & Confused and NYLON and contributed to several books, among them a biography of French street artist Blek Le Rat. A mother and born-and-bred Londoner, she spends most of her free time working on her first crime fiction novel.
Saturday 21 April 2012
From fashion cats to fallen-from-skyscraper cats, The Ralph Steadman Book of Cats – padding in the paw prints of his previous Book of Dogs – is a brilliantly bonkers illustrated encyclopaedia of all things feline, by Britain's beloved psychedelic doodler. £12.99, published by Atlantic Books on 3 May.
Set in the hills near San Sebastian, northern Spain, Mugaritz is the creation of the chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, a Ferran Adria disciple. A delicious new book, Mugaritz, goes behind the scenes of the highly-regarded restaurant, served up with recipes and stunning photography. £35, published by Phaidon on 28 April.
Gavin Turk's charming needle-works were made by prisoners as part of a social enterprise project. They are £300 each and released as a strictly-limited run: get yours while you can. Finecellwork.co.uk
Kirath Ghundoo's geometric wallpapers lend a touch of Tetris-chic to any home. Choose from a spectrum of colours – including monochrome and acid yellow – to bring a modern buzz to your living room. Kirathghundoo.com
Boiling an egg just got a whole lot more fun, with this all-in-one stackable holder from Christina Schafer, available in three bright shades. Simply hook the Eiko egg-cup to the side of a pan of boiling water to cook, then serve with soldiers. £12 for four, scp.co.uk
La vie en rose
See the world through rose-tinted spectacles with these one-of-a-kind Phillips sunglasses from A-Morir by Kerin Rose. The collection, which also features disco balls and feathers, is already a hit with Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Not for the inconspicuous. £245, liberty.co.uk
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