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FANS OF Ocean's mail order products can now peruse the catalogue over coffee in SF Cody's Cafe, opening this weekend alongside the new Ocean concession at 186 Western Road, Brighton. This second Ocean shop (the first is at The Trafford Centre in Manchester) will allow non-mail order customers to see and test over 300 of Ocean's products. (0171 670 1222).

GRAND ILLUSIONS has just launched a new selection of objects of desire called Maisonbis - en vacances. The range includes metal garden lights, guava and camelia candle-jars and glass and china for outdoor dining. For details of discounts, free offers and the new brochure call 01747 854092.

LAUNCHED THIS week are two serious studies of follies. First published in 1986, Follies, Grottoes and Garden Buildings by Gwyn Headley and Wim Meulenkamp (Aurum, pounds 20) is now updated and laid out as a gazeteer. Also running (from 2 July-28 August) at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A (0171 430 0175) is "Visions of Ruin: an exhibition of architectural fantasies and designs for garden follies. From 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. Admission pounds 2.00