Items and Icons / coffee pots etc

See how sculptures come into being (right), from maquettes and studies to finished pieces, at an exhibition of the new work of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. At Jason & Rhodes, 4 New Burlington Place, London W1, 22 October to 22 November. Maggie Philo is an artist of the cut-out. In The Decoupage Collection (Aurum Press, pounds 18.95) (below), she shows how to transform old lampshades and brighten your breadbin

Cats in Books, a Celebration of Cat Illustration Through the Ages, published by The British Library, price pounds 9.95. From TS Eliot's Foss to Aubrey Beardsley's `The Black Cat' (right), all feline life is here. Gucci timepieces `for the discerning `G' watch customer' (below right), offer a choice of dials. But at pounds 775, you might want to ask for tick

Hello, boys! Seen any eye-catching ads lately? This poster (below) from the SH Benson agency is one of the distinctive ads by Gilroy for Guinness from the Thirties. Read all about it in Advertising Outdoors: Watch This Space!, by David Bernstein, to be published by Phaidon on 23 Oct, pounds 45

The atomic coffee machine (c1947) for A&MG Sassoon, will be among works on show in an exhibition of British art and design in the post-war years. `Austerity and Affluence, British Art and Design 1945-62', The Fine Art Society's galleries, 148 New Bond Street, London W1, 20 Oct-14 Nov