Style & design: Items and Icons Skateboards etc

Heading North: Terence Conran's first shop opened almost a quarter of a century ago in Fulham, west London and has been followed by others in Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo, and Fukuoka. Now north London gets a look in with a new store (above) opening on 4 October at 55 Marylebone High Street, London W1. There will be a large range of new products plus Conran's timeless classics. Seen here: Lime and Verbena aromatherapy bath products pounds 19.95 (right) and frosted and coloured glass egg cups from India, pounds 1.25 (below); skateboards (clockwise from centre right): Clockwork Orange, Bovver boy theme Matt Palles pro board by Mike Lesage for Think, 1996; Buddha with Slurpee. Eric Koston pro model by Marc McKee for 101, 1993; The Devil and Jayne Mansfield. Grisly death of a film star. Guy Mariano pro model by Marc McKee for Blind, 1994.

All artboards from: Bored: Surf/Skate/Snow Graphics, by Patrick Burgoyne. Laurence King Publishing, pounds 15.95. Paperback

Meeting the West (left): Interior designer Kelly Hoppen's wonderfully photographed new book East Meets West (Conran Octopus, pounds 25) takes ideas from different eras and cultures around the world; scarves by Eiji Miyamoto (above), renowned for his fabrics for Issey Miyake, from exhibitions of the Japanese textile designers work at Lesley Craze's C2+ Gallery at 34 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1. Scarves shown here priced from pounds 253.

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