What To Do, See & Buy: Festive jumpers; Jon Lupton; Heal's; Fuerzabruta; Tresor Paris
Saturday 15 December 2012
Ho, ho, ho etc. If you haven't already equipped yourself with a festive jumper, the nation's high-street shops will be happy to oblige. Each one has its own riff on the immortal formula: warm colours; snowflake pattern; optional cute animal. Boohoo have the best women's range and for the chaps, Topman's wolf pattern (above) leads the pack. £15 & £30, boohoo.com, topman.com
In the hot seat
"Macclesfield" and "award-winning design": not two concepts that often share a sentence – but Jon Lupton has changed all that. Winner of this year's Northern Design Awards' outstanding newcomer category, the Cheshire furniture-maker has been ear-marked as the next big thing in interiors. But one of his best pieces, the Easy Chair, works inside or outside. £750, luptondesign.co.uk
The perfect addition for your, ahem, sophisticated Christmas drinks party, these long-stem liqueur glasses come from the ever-dependable Heal's. They will add a touch of class and Christmas colour to your table top, even if your guests are somewhat lacking in the former and appear to be turning a nasty shade of the latter. Set of six, £32, heals.co.uk
Last time Argentine stunt-dance group Fuerzabruta came to London's Roundhouse theatre in 2006, the critics left as dazed as the unfortunate dancer whose job it is to run through a series of walls in the show's centrepiece. From £30, 27 Dec – 26 Jan, roundhouse.org.uk
A beautifully designed book for the child inside and the man with the hammer and hacksaw, outside. Art historian Philip Jodidio takes the reader on a tour of the world's finest tree houses, from simple perches to sprawling, luxury tree-top hotels, discovering that life among the branches suits mankind down to the ground. £44.99, taschen.com
Jewellers Tresor Paris are determined to bring a tiny piece of glamour into our daily lives. Their new ISL range of watches come with a minuscule diamond embedded at 12 o'clock. Get them in masculin and feminin shades. £99, tresorparis.co.uk
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