If you happen to have missed it, this week is 60 years since the iconic Festival of Britain took place in London. To mark this milestone, arty online shopping portal Culture Label has set up a Festival of Britain store, packed with products relating to the event.
In truth, some are more relevant than others, although all are worth a browse. Our favourite is undoubtedly the superb Southbank Centre x Lizzie Allen Festival of Britain Wallpaper. It's a bespoke wallpaper, made in very small runs and using traditional, hand crafted processes, with this particular design celebrating the energy and vigour of the Festival of Britain, featuring both participants and the Southbank itself.
Unlikely to work for a whole room (not least, because of cost), it would look superb as a feature wall. Each roll is 10m long and sells for £370.
Find out more at the Culture Label website
It's been flagged for months, with Fred Perry unwilling to even send us promotional shots in advance. But that doesn't matter now, as the Amy Winehouse Collection for Fred Perry is now online and available to buy.
It's all very 'retro', much of it with a late 50s, early 60s vibe, with a few OTT pieces throwing in some sensationalism. We've picked out a couple of pieces – to the left a Cropped Harrington Jacket with Prince of Wales Check body, black cotton sleeves, ribbed cuff and waistband and two front pockets, retailing for £195.
To the right, you'll see a Twin Tipped Shirt with deep five button placket, small stand up collar, twin tipping on collar, fixed turn-back cuffs and an embroidered Laurel Wreath. That goes for £55. You'll probably catch site if the Pencl Skirt and Capri Pants, selling for £80 and £95 respectively. Want to see more? Check it all out online right now.
Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collection online
If you happen to find yourself in one of London's most exclusive areas over the next three weeks, you may be interested in doing a pop-in at The Modern Danish Warehouse pop-up shop.
From this Saturday 6 March, a disused Art Deco garage in North Terrace, Knightsbridge will be given over to the sale of (as you may have already worked out from the name) Modern Danish furniture: from tables and chairs to sideboards and sofas. Prices apparently range from £100 to £1500 but I imagine you'll have to get there pretty soon after it opens to snap up the cheaper pieces.
As a reminder that the furniture tradition is alive and kicking, the shape will also showcase the work of young Danish designers Anders Folke Anderson and Nina Tolstrup.
The shop is open until 27 March 2010. Find out more online
Heal's are gearing up for their bicentenary in 2010 in a big way. We've mentioned some of their projects before which include the Heal's: 200 years of design and inspiration book. They've also re-issued six of their finest advertising posters.
There's not actually much information online on who designed what poster and when (perhaps you need to buy the book to find out) but they are all certainly attractive designs in their own right and offer a fascinating glimpse into how their advertising has changed over the years. The poster on the left was clearly used to launch their 1958 designs while the one on the right looks like it came from a few decades earlier.
The posters are available for £12 unframed each or for £195 for a framed limited edition.
See the range online