Lee Broom, £595. This tipple-top piece from the fêted designer is available exclusively in Chelsea's Shop at Bluebird. leebroom.com, theshopatbluebird.com
The Chandelier & Mirror Company, £195. This mirror's swirly patterning makes it delightfully kitsch. 01322 437 112, chandeliersandmirrors.co.uk
Get ready for the day ahead the smart way. Whether it’s an Art Deco design classic or a simple modern style, this selection is beautiful in itself...
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They look like ghostly Rothkos – 10 uniform rectangles made up of beguiling bands of like colours. But Marie Amar doesn't use oil and canvas to create her work; rather she painstakingly collects the lint that builds up in her washing machine and layers it, according to colour, to create one-off "dust sculptures". She then photographs the wispy structures – some pinky violet, some yellowy white, depending, one imagines, on the day's load – and enlarges them into large-scale prints.
These days, this hotel in the Lakes is well received. But that wasn't always the case, says Mark Rowe
Previously hidden amid the Barbican complex, the story of the capital's history at last has a decent platform
In design, how many styles persist as an instant visual shorthand for elegant fun and relaxed sophistication more than 80 years after their creation? There's only one answer to that question: the Art Deco of the 1920s and 1930s, whose gleaming chrome, sinuous curving lines and luxurious geometry remain a must-have for restaurateurs keen to ride out the recession.