At Home in Turkey
by Berrin Torolsan, photography by Solvi Dos Santos (Thames & Hudson, £24.95)
From Istanbul to Cappadocia, Solvi Dos Santos and his camera have travelled far and wide to capture the heart and soul of the Turkish home.
From traditional stone farmhouses and hideaway chalets to cutting-edge urban lofts, homes featured include those of writer Orhan Pamuk and designer Rifat Ozbek. The mix of colours and rich pattern, and the simplicity and beauty of the natural materials, are impressive.
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Black + Blum
Spudski is the latest handy piece of kitchen equipment from this talented design duo, which has just been launched at 100% Design.
The kitchen masher looks like an old-fashioned ski pole, with an ergonomic, easy-grip rubber handle in a choice of bright colours. It comes in recycled packaging, complete with a recipe for the perfect mash. It costs £11.50 and is available to buy from the website (www.black-blum.com).
Hurrah for Zara
Londoners can buy a big selection of homeware from this Spanish store at Westfield. Look out for the key seasonal looks, which include black-and-white modern, colourful retro and exotic Moroccan.
There are many quirky products to choose from, including a pure-wool Mondrian-style rug for £179 and almost iridescent glazed dinnerware from £5 for a bowl.
Anyone wanting the basics should check out the pure cotton bed linen (from £17 for a single duvet cover) and plain towels (£12 for a bath towel). Find Zara Home at Westfield, W12, or visit www.zarahome.com.
M&S is stepping up its range of Outstanding Value home products for winter, with an emphasis on layering up and keeping warm while saving energy. Its range of value duck feather and down (10.5 tog) duvets cost from £25 to £35, while the wave throw is only £19.50.
Are your curtains lined? If not, consider investing in M&S’s fully lined curtains, which come in leaf design, with pencil pleats in three drop lengths and two widths to suit any size window, for £25 to £45 (right).
For more information, call 0845 302 1234, or visit www.marksandspencer.com.