The Fantasy Collection
Jaime Hayon is one of Spain’s biggest design stars, and Lladró one of the country’s most successful porcelain producers, so a collaboration between the two was inevitable, especially after he was appointed artistic director.
As part of the London Design Festival, Vessel Gallery will be showing Hayon’s first collection of vases and figurines made for Lladró, called The Fantasy Collection. Each piece combines elements of kitsch and domestic playfulness, such as The Family Portrait (£950).
The exhibition opens today and closes on 18 October. Vessel, 114 Kensington Park Road, W11 (020 7727 8001; www.vesselgallery.com).
At your service
New products from this oriental home accessories company include shiny black lacquer trays from £18, mother-of-pearl-effect vases from £18 and fair trade jute baskets made in Bangladesh (from £30).
It is now also selling pure Polish goose down pillows and duvets, starting at £130 per pillow and from £140 for a 4.5 tog single duvet.
For more information, call 0844 870 0165, or visit www.alsohome.com.
Farrow & Ball
The Rosslyn Papers are a beguiling range of wallpapers based on designs from a 19th century English cotton print.
A mix of delicate, paisley-like motifs and flowers in a neat repeat pattern in a range of colours from rich purple to black and red on white to elegant blue highlighted with silver.
The wallpaper costs £56.50 per 10m roll and is washable and stain resistant.
For stockists, call 01202 876141, or visit www.farrow-ball.com.
Get reductions of up to 60 per cent at Wesley Barrell’s factory sale next week of clearance and ex-display stock from its 16 showrooms around the country.
Offers include a Campden three-seater, down from £4,195 to £2,097; a Knole three-seater, down from £4,010 to £1,600; and a Malvern modular unit, down from £5,120 to £2,048. Dining and cabinet units are also in the sale, which runs from 25 September to 18 October.
There is a preview on Wednesday 24 September from 10am to 7pm (ticket only). To request a ticket for this, call 01993 776682.
Wesley Barrell, 3 Bridge Street, Witney, OX28 1BY. Visit www.wesley-barrell.co.uk.
Iron out space problems
If you have nowhere to put your ironing board, then this folding version (£39.99 from Lakeland) collapses to half its size.
Other good ideas include adjustable under-sink storage shelves (£18.99) and expanding drawer and cutlery tidies.
Energy-saving ideas include the IntelliPanel (£32.99), a panel of sockets for your home entertainment equipment that switches off everything at once, meaning no more standby.
For more information, call 01539 488100, or visit www.lakeland.co.uk.