What to do, see & buy: Da Terra; Magimix; Macmillan De'Longhi art auction; The Big Jambox; Alice Waese; Keiichi Matsuda
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 15 September 2012
Add a splash of colour to your dining table with a delicious new range of crockery from posh Portuguese potters Da Terra. There are plates, cups, bowls and more, in a range of vibrant designs, each handmade and hand-painted. Mix and match, or be done with it and buy one of each. Whatever you do, don't expect us to help you choose between them. From £17.25, liberty.co.uk
Don't blend in
To mark its 40th birthday, Magimix is releasing its snazziest food processor yet. 'The Cuisine Systeme 5200XL' has various flashy new attachments including a smoothie mixer and an ovenproof dough bowl for easy bread-making. Most importantly, it comes in a range of fab shades including lime green and fuchsia pink. £369.99, magimix.com
This year's Macmillan De'Longhi art auction takes place at London's Royal College of Art on 25 September to raise money for its excellent cancer care. Artists who have donated pieces include Ringo Starr, Sam Taylor-Wood and Rankin. It's open to the public; to book a place send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Frustrated by a tinny mobile phone destroying your favourite tune? Solution: The Big Jambox, which uses the power of Bluetooth to deliver superb sound in a slick, brick-like device, with no need for leads and cords. It comes in various colours and sizes and looks very smart indeed. From £259, jawbone.com
Jewels with bite
Toronto-born jewellery designer Alice Waese is bringing her extraordinary sculpture-like creations to east London on 5 October. The solo show includes pendants cast, in turn, in the shape of a tooth and a walnut. 18hewettstreet.co.uk
Everything is illuminated
Head to the V&A to catch Prism by Keiichi Matsuda, a pretty, optical reinterpretation of the Capital's data-flow, commissioned with Veuve Clicquot for the 10th annual London Design Festival. To 23 September; londondesignfestival.com
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