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ANYONE WANTING to own a small object of desire designed by a famous architect should check out Charles Rennie Mackintosh earrings, available from Ortak (01865 872224 or visit their website at www.ortak. co.uk) Their collection comprises gold, silver and pewter jewellery from the Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright collections.

SIMILARLY INSPIRED collections are available online, useful for anyone who cannot make it to New York to see the latest in architect-designed mugs, silk scarves and furniture. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation allows its merchandise to be sold by the Museum Company from its website at www.museum. company.com and its stores in Brent Cross (0181-202 7774) and Kingston upon Thames (0181-974 6710). Barcelona's Gaud Museum also has a well- stocked website at www.gaudi.tm, as does www.designbuy.com, a site which has recently commissioned a range of watches by celebrated architects.

THE BRISTOL Guild of Applied Art (0117 926 5548) stocks furniture including Mackintosh chairs (pounds 450-pounds 550) and the Le Corbusier lounger (pounds 735). They also stock a wide range of Alessi products, including Michael Graves's bird-kettle, sugar bowl, creamer and press coffee-maker (pounds 23-pounds 71).

Katy Guest

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