August 2013: London homes and interiors events

Explore the Thames riverside path and make prints of "found objects"; discover African textiles at the Shake the Dust pop-up shop; don't miss the Goodwood House Summer exhibition; see how young people have restored furniture at Out of the Dark; and discover the future of design at the Design Museum.
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Green Printmaking Workshop and Bike Tours
August 25; depart from Greenland Dock, SE16, 10.30am (07968 717997; artouride.com)

Jackie Blake runs "design and art" bike tours and workshops. This is a day along the Thames riverside path on a stylish Brompton bike, exploring Greenwich or Wapping foreshores (depending on tides). En route, learn how to print "found objects" using only the sun. Price of £65 is reduced to £50 for readers. All materials, expert tuition and bike use included. Also throughout the month, Sunday tours of street art, plus architecture/design tours on Mondays and Saturday (£28).

Out of the Dark
Open now until August 31; Timorous Beasties showroom, 46 Amwell Street, EC1 (020 7833 5010 or 01494 550286; outofthedark.org.uk)

Here's what happened when Glaswegian fabric designers Timorous Beasties donated fabrics to pioneering High Wycombe charity Out of the Dark. See what a team of young people made with them, restoring furniture with the help of master craftsmen.

Shake the Dust pop-up
Open now until end of September; Gabriel's Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, SE1 (07807 741073; shake-the-dust.co.uk)

Founder Kathy Shenoy's fluoro baskets in vivid shades by African co-operative Gone Rural are made from textile waste, sweet wrappers, grass and sisal. Also bowls woven from magazine covers.

Goodwood House Summer Exhibition
Open now until the end of the month at Goodwood House, near Chichester, West Sussex (01243 755000; goodwood.co.uk)

Leaving aside the fast cars, this 17th-century home of the Duke of Richmond is flaunting its French connections with paintings, furniture and stories, plus the famous Sèvres china commissioned by the 3rd Duke when he was ambassador in Paris. See also pictures by George Stubbs and Canaletto. Open Sundays to Thursdays, with cream teas in the Regency ballroom. Adults, £9.50; teens £4, and under-12s free.

What's on in August
The Design Museum is discovering how technology is used in design and architecture in this exhibition filled with 3D-printers and robots
Shake the Dust pop-up
Open now until end of September; Gabriel's Wharf, 56 Upper Ground, SE1 (07807 741073; shake-the-dust.co.uk)

Founder Kathy Shenoy's fluoro baskets in vivid shades by African co-operative Gone Rural are made from textile waste, sweet wrappers, grass and sisal. Also bowls woven from magazine covers.

The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution
Open now until November 3; The Design Museum, SE1 (020 7940 8790; designmuseum.org)

Watch our video interview with the curator of The Future is Here
We're used to cheap goods on the high street made in the Far East, but could that change soon? Yes, says this challenging show. Prepare to grapple with unfamiliar concepts and technologies, often shared via the internet, allowing local manufacture. Look out for the open-sourced design for a sofa from made.com and these 3D digitally printed Makie dolls. Entrance with museum ticket: £10.85 adult; £9.70 concession; £6.50 student.

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