What To Do, See & Buy: James Bond nail varnish; The BIG Chair Project; Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling; Everything Was Moving exhibition
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 25 August 2012
To celebrate 50 years of James Bond, nail superstars OPI have created an exclusive themed range. New shades include a glittery gold number named, you guessed it, Goldeneye, and a deep red colour called Die Another Day. Remember to shake, not stir, before use. £11 a pot, call 01923 240 010 for stockists
The silk screen-printed MASKS cushions from Hazel Stark, who just launched her own company, are bound to make you smile. Printed in mustard, grey or navy on unbleached linen with duck-feather cushion pads, they come in a limited run of just 20, and are available exclusively from hazelstark.com. Hurry!
Wings of desire
Osprey London's scarf collection hits stores this month. Inspired by scenes of nature from around the world, Graeme Ellisdon's creations are brought to life by a scarf-maker based on the banks of Italy's Lake Como. This elegant and wonderfully soft 'Butterfly Collector' design has us all a-flutter. £149, ospreylondon.com
To celebrate 10 years of Jamie Oliver's restaurant and social enterprise Fifteen, The BIG Chair Project sees creatives including Tracey Emin, Matthew Williamson and Sarah Burton decorate 20 iconic Fritz Hansen chairs with food-inspired designs – to be auctioned to raise money for the Better Food Foundation. Bigchairproject.com
Crazy, stupid love
The Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling colouring book is 15 pages of outlines of the Drive actor – sitting with his dog, standing with his hands in his pockets – for you to lovingly take your crayons to. Small children, back off. £7.50, maidenshop.com
The times they are a-changing
Everything Was Moving is a new exhibition of photographs charting the cultural and political revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s, with images from the likes of Bruce Davidson and William Eggleston. Opens 13 September, barbican.org.uk
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- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
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