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1 Hooked on clas­sics

The de­signer Tim Gosling has col­lab­o­rated with fire­place spe­cial­ist Ch­es­ney’s to cre­ate a pair of fire­places in­spired by Pom­peii. Com­bin­ing black and gold Por­tor mar­ble and a grate cast in an­tique brass, it costs £9,540 (the grate is £8,880). For de­tails, tele­phone 020–7627 1410 or visit www.ches­neys.co.uk

2 Bathing beauty

Chad­der & Co, the highly in­ven­tive spe­cial­ist in baths and bath­room fit­tings, of­fers a range of dis­tinc­tive fin­ishes ideal for the cur­rent vogue for in­dus­trial chic. This Clas­sic Lon­don Con­cealed Shower Valve, in French Oil Rubbed Cop­per, costs £1,788. For more in­for­ma­tion, tele­phone 01342 823243 or visit www.chad­der.com

5 The won­der of wool

Just in time for wool week (see be­low), Ian Mankin, the tex­tile com­pany that made us all fall in love with the sim­ple joys of tick­ing, has launched a new range of wools that demon­strates the cos­set­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties of the ma­te­rial. There is a va­ri­ety of plaids, pais­leys and stripes plus Ripon, a chic hound­stooth de­sign shown here, which costs £49.50 per m from the Ian Mankin store at 269/271, Wandsworth Bridge Road, Lon­don SW6 (020–7722 0997).

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