What To Do, See & Buy: Pyrus; Rose De Borman; Ottolenghi; D&AD 2012; RareKind print house; Get the Gloss website
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 03 November 2012
Husband'n'wife team Ash and Lorraine Johnson have delivered another highly desirable collection for their oh-so-stylish label Pyrus, which is – don't you know – big in Japan. It is not hard to see why. From directional felt-leather jackets to this Wing cape, £199, which has something of the kimono about it, suitably… Pyrus-london.com
From leopards to prawns, the whole animal kingdom is represented in a splendid series of hand-printed silk cushions by British artist Rose De Borman. She does ceramics and glass paintings, too. Swoon. £159, rdeborman.co.uk/textiles
So, you've got the cookbook, you're planning to spend Saturday creating the perfect Mediterranean-cum-Middle Eastern feast, but – agh! – your local shop has run out of ground Iranian lime and barberries. Look no further than the new Ottolenghi site, which stocks even the most obscure ingredients its recipes require, as well as wines and Christmas treats. Webstore.ottolenghi.co.uk
Best in show
D&AD 2012 is a hardback compendium of the "finest creative work of the year", from design studios, ad agencies, film production and photographic agencies across the globe, as voted for in this year's prestigious D&AD awards. A fascinating peek into the world where art meets commerce. £34.99, taschen.com
These cheerful limited-edition posters from super-talented London artists Jamie Brown and Jack Murray are not just pretty, they could be a fine investment, too. Screenprinted by RareKind print house. From £35 each. Atgldn.bigcartel.com
If you haven't visited the Get the Gloss website yet, now is the time. This super-slick (and blessedly easy-to-navigate) online beauty bible is the place to go, whether you need help "bringing bingo wings into line" in time for the party season, or keeping the skin-chafing effects of winter at bay. Getthegloss.com
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