What To Do, See & Buy: Conran postcards; Muriee; Secret London; Ernest Race; Kauniste; VW camper van play tent
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
Saturday 16 June 2012
There is nothing like a postcard to show you care. And Conran's beguiling prints based on old illustrations of Paris, are just the thing – whether you're home or away. £12.95 for 16, conranshop.co.uk
We're sweet on the latest offerings from upcoming fashion house Muriee. The collection is all about oversized cashmere sweaters and simple vests, in candy pinks and apple greens – all hand-printed with natural dyes, and soft as a peach. Yum. Muriee.com
Thought you knew all the capital's culinary hotspots? Think again. Secret London: Unusual Bars & Restaurants by Rachel Howard is a curious tour of the city, and includes the perfect retro gem that is the Rivoli Ballroom in south-east London, the capital's only intact Fifties ballroom. £12.99, jonglezpublishing.com
The perfect perch
Ernest Race's classic Roebuck chair, made from plywood with steel rod legs, is as seductive now as it was in 1951. It has been out of production for 44 years, and now it's back – however did we cope without it? £220 each, exclusively at twentytwentyone.com
Fruits of the forest
Bring the outdoors inside with a new range of appealing homewares from the Helsinki-based interiors range Kauniste. Choose from bags, kitchen cloths and cushions. We'll take one of each. £29, couvertureandthegarbstore.com
Want to instill your child with a love of VW camper vans? Look no further than a VW camper van play tent, which comes in pink and blue. Cheaper and lighter on petrol than the real thing, and less likely to expire halfway down the M1. Don't have kids? We won't tell. £54.99, themonsterfactory.com
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