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Cool coat racks, vintage glasses, Philippe Starck's new retro floral chair and unique collages including shoes and animals (above)
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Velvet cushions
Velvet cotton cushions are from £40 each at the Hand sale

Scatter with fresh colour

Hand sale
Kirsten Hecktermann’s velvet cotton cushions are soft and tactile thanks to being dyed in a range of colours from the most muted of greys to brillant pink before being washed. Prices start from £40.

Trouver Antiques sells vintage glasses and French furniture, while Beyond France sells Hungarian linens.

Just a taste of what’s on offer at this three-day indoor fair, which opens tomorrow evening at 6pm at 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove W11. For more information, call Gail on 020 8677 1848, or Kirsten on 07887 680672.

Mademoiselle chair by Philippe Starck
Mademoiselle chair (£476) by Philippe Starck

Starck Look

Mademoiselle Chair
Philippe Starck has finally fallen for the retro floral look, incorporating a Missoni print fabric into his new plastic-legged chair, called Mademoiselle, which comes with either black or clear plastic legs, for £476.

It is for sale through online interior specialist Arredo. For more information, or to order, visit, or call 0845 459 2164.

Coat rack
Coat rack (£710)

Stand and deliver

Expecting extra people next month? Danish designer Sidse Werner’s Coat Tree, is an eminently practical and very cool rack for extra coats and clothes, goes anywhere in the house and is available in a variety of colours including white, multi grey and multi coloured. It costs £710 from Aram, 110 Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7557 7557;

Book of the week
This unique collage is made from scraps of paper, packaging and old card

Book of the week

Paperwork (Black Dog, £24.95)
Illustrator and artist Peter Clark creates unique, stunning and colourful collages using scraps of paper, old card, maps and packaging. He will take on any commission from shoes and dresses to motorbikes and animals.

See them collected in his new book, Paperwork (Black Dog, £24.95) out now. To buy Paperwork at the special price of £17.50, email, or call 01235 465577 quoting code CLARK09.

All tied up

Sophie’s Ribbons
Here is a website that sells nothing but grosgrain ribbons. Each one comes in a roll 20 metres long, with or without stitch and stripe detail, in lots of pretty colours. Sophie Bevan, who set it up, discovered the ribbons while visiting Istanbul and has her own designs made up there. Order now in time for Christmas wrapping, at

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