In store this month, Borstad is a range of functional houseware products to help keep your home in order. Consciously designed using natural materials such as rattan, hardwood, metal and canvas, they also have eye appeal. www.ikea.com
A Cut Above
The most comprehensive exhibition devoted to Picasso’s imaginative and original uses of paper ever to be held has just opened at the Royal Academy. It shows that Picasso didn’t just draw on paper – he tore it, burnt it, and made it three-dimensional. There’s much to see from studies for ‘Guernica’ to a 4.8-metre-wide collage. The exhibition brings together more than 300 works on paper spanning the artist’s 80-year career.
Picasso and Paper at the Royal Academy until 13 April.
Corridor of Power
The Magic Stepping Stones Runner from Sonya Winner Contemporary Rugs has proved very popular since it’s launch during London Design Festival in 2019. Inspired by Matisse’s cut outs and handmade in pure New Zealand wool, this new, even more vibrant, colourway is priced from £730.
A dream of a child’s bed! It’s made from solid pine with a white finish and features a window, two portholes and and an open roof to one side so you can see your child sleeping blissfully! Two storage drawers are an optional extra. It’s simple design means you can accessorise it just as you wish. Kids House Cabin Bed, £599.
Let your greenery and blooms come centre stage in these modern vases – choose plain glass or leaf patterned. Affordable enough to group. Sanctuary vases: tall green glass leaf vase, £15; tall fluted tulip vase, £8; small green glass leaf vase, £8; clear glass shoulder vase, £10.