Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Greens You Could Eat; Design News

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Greens You Could Eat; Design News

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In with the old TV tie-in: The television series, Salvage, has good things to say about the pleasures and pitfalls of playing the reclamation game.

No longer the cheapest option, it is still a highly attractive way of kitting out a home with "original" features.

The book of the series has tips that include: "Don't pay for re-enamelling an old Belfast sink when a new one is cheaper." The pictures, of course, are mouthwatering.

The Reclaimers: a complete guide to Salvage, by Sally Bevan, is published by Hodder, priced [pounds sterling]18.99.

Shops of the week Inspired by the wild Watching Fraser: The New Eclectics range of home- and tableware from House of Fraser is retro Sixties with an emphasis on the loud, flowery and groovy.

Melamine plates start at [pounds sterling]6.50 for a side plate, up to [pounds sterling]22 for a mega plate, while Magimixes come in clashing lime green, pink and orange.

Find the range in House of Fraser, Army & Navy, Dickins & Jones or Barkers in High Street Kensington. Visit www. for more details.

Get into Mufti: This great store is holding a warehouse sale from 19-26 February, when huge discounts on its trademark leather and wooden furniture can be found.

So, for example, a Tribeca three-seater linen sofa is reduced from [pounds sterling]1,650 to [pounds sterling]450; a dark brown leather desk is down from [pounds sterling]1,700 to [pounds sterling]400, and a wooden chest of drawers from [pounds sterling]890 to [pounds sterling]330.

Hours are 10am to 4pm, at Unit 10, The Coachworks, 80 Parsons Green Lane, SW6.

Call 020 7610 9123 for more details.

After Afro: Zimbabwean Patrick Mavros, soldier-turned silversmith, has opened a shop on Fulham Road unlike any other.

Inspired by the native wildlife, Mavros designs and sells a range of silver pieces,

You love enamel Art under the hammer from candlesticks and sculptures to napkin rings and jewellery. …

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