This stunning Shadey Street lampshade by Home Slice design marks the changing face of the British high street.
With the Olympics just weeks away, Barnaby Barford's Shops 'n' Houses offers an alternative take on the east end of London.
Some of you might recall the vintage-style London maps by Herb Lester Associates we featured a short while back. Well, Herb Lester Associates are back to take us on another trip, this time back in time with the Wish You Were There map.
It's a map of central London boutiques, coffee bars, clubs and other diversions that were around between 1960 and 1966. There are 130 entries, each with a street address and description, ranging from the obvious names – The Flamingo, Marquee, Scene for example to lesser known places like Roger Roger, Wild West Won and Fireman Jack. All addresses have been checked using contemporary sources such as magazines, music papers, and Kellys directories. So if you want to know exactly where on Old Compton Street Sportique was, it's now as flipping out your map.
This map is bigger than previous maps at A2, so the price is a little more too. Saying that, you can pick this one up for just £4 including postage, which is a real bargain. Another image over the page.
Only last week we told you about the collaboration between Liberty and Target and now Liberty are teaming up with another international shop, this time the Parisian concept store, Merci.
The products have been designed by Marie France Cohen, the creative director of Merci and all use the distinctive Liberty patterns. The range includes everything from gillets to brooches to mugs and is in both stores and on-line from today.
Prices start at £6.50 for a notebook and go up to £175 for some items of clothing. The rather pretty mini suitcase pictured is £45.
See the range on the Liberty website
We've already featured quite a few of the products and projects Heal's have lined up to celebrate their bicentenary. If you're based near London and have an interest in their fine furniture heritage, you may want to pop along to their latest event, an antique selling exhibition.
Launched on Sunday at the Tottenham Court Road store it features Heal's furniture ranging from the Arts and Crafts period up to the 1950s. The examples pictured above all date from the 1930s with the exception of the cupboard which was made in the 1920s.
No indication of prices but they are likely to be pretty pricey. However, if you fancy a visit to get some inspiration from original good quality pieces, the exhibition is on until 3 April.
Find out more from the Heal's website