Friday 04 December 1998
20th Century at Olympia runs until Sunday 6 Dec at Olympia 2 Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14, Fri 11-8, Sat & Sun, 11-7; admission pounds 5. 0171-370 8899 (to book lectures)
THE CONRAN Foundation, set up in 1993, is a "living" archive of fin-de- siecle industrial products. Every year it stages an exhibition curated by a individual with a "non-museum" background. This year it is the photographer David Constantine, a founding director of the Motivation Charitable Trust. Unsurprisingly, his objects include photographic favourites such as the Olympus LT Zoom Camera, along with a Psion 5 Personal Organiser, a Saracen 2WD Electric Wheelchair and much more.
Conran Foundation Collection 1998 runs 4 December-31 January 1999 at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1, 11.30-6 daily (0171-378 6055)
THOSE WHO want to do more than dream of a white Christmas should head to Mission in London, whose latest exhibition, Carte Blanche, consists of objects in cool shades of pale. Look out for luminous furniture by Maiko Tsutsumi, pod storage systems by Kirsten Jones, and Hive's chic felt notebooks; plus snowy rugs and furniture.
Carte Blanche runs until 14 January 1999 at Mission, 45 Hereford Road, London W2. 0171-792 4633
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
Church of Scientology allegedly sent threatening letters to film distributors and festivals showing damning documentary
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
Contemporary art is a fraud, says top dealer
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget