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Anthropologie Natural World Dessert Plates



Lou Rota's distinctive natural world decoupage has seen her featured in these pages previoulsy but her collaboration with Anthropologie deserves another mention.

The range consists of three designs on vintage-inspired dessert plates which come in turquoise, green and coral. The plates have scalloped edges and gold leaf detail and come adorned with Lou's trademark bugs and reptiles.

Beautiful as decorative objects in their own right they would look great hung on the wall, but far more fun to serve dinner on them and let your guests discover the detail as they clear their plates.

The plates are bone china and measure 20cm diameter

They cost £16 each and you can buy them from the Anthropologie website

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eBay watch: 1970s Bond Bug three-wheel car


It's a cult car from the space age end of the 1970s – and a Bond Bug is on eBay right now.

Designed by Tom Karen for Ogle Design (which also designed the Raleigh Chopper), this compact three-wheeler, the car was first seen in 1968 and went into production via Reliant in 1970, aimed at the hip young motorist of the day.

The model here is described as an 850ES, registered in 1974 and packing an 850cc engine, two seats and some upgrade work by the current owner. It's also had a new paint job via the owner before that. Right now it's up for £3,000, which isn't cheap, but it's not exactly a car you'll see everyday. Saying that, we suspect it's a lot of fun to drive.

Find out more at the eBay website