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
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
lifeIt takes year-long dedication to get Selfridges ready for 25 December. And they're already working on plans for 2015...
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Life & Style blogs
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Ian Watkins: Paedophile Lostprophets singer sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences, as judge labels him a 'dangerous sexual predator'
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- < Previous
- Next >
£25000 - £32000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Junior Business Analyst - Banking...
£21999 - £27001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Do you have exten...
£25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...
£42000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Are You Receiving...