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Capiz mobile from Habitat

Add a colourful retro touch to a room with this Capiz mobile from Habitat.

The mobile is made from hanging shells, and is similar in looks to Verner Panton's fun lamp which was designed in 1964. While that lamp relies on the neutral shade of the shell to add to its glow, this one is multi-coloured to give it more of a tropical look. No doubt the distinctive tinkling sound of the shells will also be present in the mobile. 

The mobile is currently reduced to £22.50. 

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Categories / Gadgets and Tech

CM 1980s Legends football manager game hits the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch


Remember we featured Championship Manager 70s Legends for the iPhone a while back? Well, a new version has just landed, taking things on a decade with CM 1980s Legends.

It's much the same, with a few key changes for the era, which means an authentic database of players from the 80s, loads of genuine news stores and images to give a flavour of the era, different start dates in the decade, an 80s retro interface, the option to tie in the game with Facebook and Twitter plus all the detail you crave – formations, commentary, match day build-up etc. If you start in 1986, there's no European football either, just like the real thing.

Sadly there's no 4th division, so no option to recreate Phil Neal's mighty Bolton team of that decade, although presumably John McGovern's crocks are there from earlier in the decade. if you can live with that (and I'm sure you can), £1.79 is the price at the Apple app store.

Find out more at the iTunes website

Categories / Design and Interiors

Higgins for Jonathan Adler

Just when you think he couldn't get more colourful or more retro, Jonathan Adler takes it up a notch. His new product range Higgins for Jonathan Adler features eye-catching mobiles made by Higgins Studio – a mid-century glass studio. 

Higgins Studio was founded in 1948 in the suburbs of Chicago and became renowned for their innovative techniques. These glass mobiles have been especially created for Adler and reflect his love of colour and fun, as well as having a distinctive period look. 

The craftsmanship behind the mobiles means that they don't come cheap. The pink mobile pictured costs $895, or you can get a blue model for $495.

See them online