BESIDE THE SEASIDE
H&M Home’s summer collection is inspired by ‘the stunning blue water and the relaxed air of the Italian seaside’. Standing out among the blue and white textiles are the holiday-chic, fringe-trimmed cushion covers. They have a braided paper straw front, cotton weave back and concealed zip (40cmx 40xm), £17.99.
Best known for developing his own vivid ultramarine pigment International Klein Blue, which features in many of his works, Yves Klein’s extraordinary creativity and influence is celebrated in Blenheim Palace’s Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition. It features more than 50 works – paintings, sculpture and large-scale installation. Until October 7.
It’s not about hoarding – filling drawers and cupboards with possessions that are out of sight and out of mind. The new Sammanhang collection from IKEA gives your collections a chance to shine. (Sammanhang is Swedish for context.) Seven designers have produced their own take on display. Lisa Widen and Anna Wallin Irinarchos have come up with their ‘cake stand’ for precious or everyday objects to have their own designated space. SAMMANHANG display stand, £18.
Gorgeous vintage style Palm Tree table light in a matt unpolished brass finish. It’s 75cm high, has a sturdy base and a dimmer switch, £375
STARS ON ICE
Star Wars fans can add a chilling touch of The Dark Side to summer drinks with screen-accurate Stormtrooper helmet ice cubes thanks to the silicon tray based on the original sculpts made for the very first film by designer Andrew Ainsworth back in 1976. Original Stormtrooper Ice Mould, £9.99