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Design-savvy summer sale at the Lollipop Shoppe; the latest catalogue from The French House; win a Rockefeller retro portable fan; and more
Arne Jacobsen Swan chair

Design-savvy summer sale

Lollipop Shoppe
It may be based in Brighton, but this showroom, owned by trendsetting couple Marco Di Rienzo and Siobhan Trewick, also has a brilliant website with a fast delivery service aimed at design-savvy Londoners in a hurry.

Top buys in the summer sale include the Eames aluminium group chair 125 and ottoman down from £2,676 to £1,338, the Arne Jacobsen Swan chair (right) from £2,073 to £1,244 and Marcel Breuer Laccio coffee tables down from £708 to £283.

The sale ends 15 August; visit

Distressed earthenware vases and urns at The French House

What a chic

The French House
The latest catalogue evokes the spirit of meandering through France in search of original artisan wares, for which this boutique mail order company is famous.

Fanciful photographs depict lovely new products, including these distressed earthenware vases (£42.50), and urns (£37.50), plus brass wall lanterns against old limestone walls, red and white linen/cotton mix table runners on garden tables.

Visit or call 02380 248868.

Console table and homeware at Graham & Green

Shop and save on our website with
Our website, has launched a fabulous new shop in conjunction with upmarket online e-tailer, packed with more than two million products from 900-plus retailers, ranging from high-street favourites, such as John Lewis and M&S, to designers, such as Atelier Abigail Ahern and Andrew Martin.

To celebrate the launch, interiors specialist Graham & Green is offering 25 per cent off its full range. To claim, visit the shop and enter promotional code M9MDE at the check out.

Star lots at Christie's include a pair of distressed Ottoman green-painted doors

Early doors

Billed as the ultimate warehouse sale, this auction offers 500 lots from the warehouses and homes of four leading decorators and dealers: Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart.

Furniture, paintings and garden statuary amassed from grand country house sales over 30 years are selling on 8 July. Star lots include a pair of distressed Ottoman green-painted doors (left, £800-£1,500), and prints by Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and others.

Viewing from this Saturday. Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, SW3 (020 7930 6074).

The American Fan Company’s Rockefeller retro portable fan

Bring on the breeze

American Fan Company
Stay cool in retro style with The American Fan Company’s Rockefeller retro portable fan.

It has three speeds and will be just as happy sitting on the desk as on the floor, and it comes in red, black and blue at £218 from, or call 0870 803 4025 for stockists.

The company is giving away two fans to two lucky readers.

Enter here

before 23:59 on 15 July 2009.

Usual promotion rules

Curtains for you

Natural Curtain Co
Voile and sheer curtains are the perfect choice for summer windows when it’s warm enough to keep them open, and you want diffused light while keeping your privacy.

Belgian linen company Belgico has produced a range of made-to-measure sheer curtains in simple striped designs or neutrals, which will take between two and four weeks to be delivered and cost from around £200 a pair (0845 5000 400;

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