What do Yellowcake and Nancy's Blushes have in common? They're both eye-poppingly bright and are two of the nine new colours on Farrow & Ball's latest paint chart.
Other new shades include Mole's Breath, which joins Elephant's Breath and Mouse's Back as one of the shades of choice among London's greige-favouring classes (farrow-ball.com).
Create your own virtual bathroom
This alluring bathroom shop has finally gone north of the river from Waterloo and opened its first Chelsea showroom.
With the help of the very latest touch-screen technology and CP Hart's team of expert designers you can create your perfect bathroom virtually and then view it on a vast screen. And there are plenty of bathroom displays to give you ideas. Find the new shop at 245 Fulham Road, SW3 (cphart.co.uk).
Shoreditch-based foodie trio, Les Trois Garçons, have branched into furniture, with their debut collection produced in collaboration with Portuguese manufacturer De Pau. Think luxury-upholstered chairs, simple cabinets, side tables and shelving in a range of finishes. See them at the recently redesigned lifestyle café in East London. Cabinets start at £1,800; tables start at £900; sideboards start at £1,800; a table with retractable surfaces starts at £1,900.
Calling all design-savvy bookworms: Olympic Torch designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have just won the Bodleian Libraries Chair Competition with an elegant but sturdy three-legged chair that goes into production with manufacturers Isokon Plus ready for the opening of the newly refurbished Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian Library) next October.
William Yeoward is the latest interior decorator to bring out his own off-the-peg range. There are 80 affordable pieces of furniture from antiqued mirrors to beautiful washed oak and rush seated Glendurgan sofas (williamyeoward.com).
The colours of Liberty
Liberty is launching its first ever own branded paint and wallpaper range, with paints produced by Craig & Rose. They come in 30 lovely colours but are not cheap at £40 for 2.5 litres.
Three wallpaper designs based on existing fabrics start at £49 a roll. They're both part of a bigger launch, incorporating lots of new fabrics inspired by the work of British landscape architect William Nesfield (liberty.co.uk and for the paints colourandpaint.com/libertypaint).