Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cosy with a Rosy Lee; DESIGN NEWS

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cosy with a Rosy Lee; DESIGN NEWS

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Get away from run-of-the-mill Christmas shopping Top design: If you find most Christmas shopping too run-of-the-mill, visit the East London Design Show at the end of this week, where you will find cards, art, ceramics, furniture, lighting, rugs and textiles made by East Endbased craftsmen for sale. Food and entertainment for children will be laid on, too.

Adult admission is [pounds sterling]3; children get in free. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1. Friday, noon to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Call 020 8510 9069, or visit www.east

Vauxhall venture: If you want to buy something original, visit Brunswick House in Vauxhall, an 18th century gem hidden amid the modern maelstrom that is Vauxhall Cross. It was recently bought by LASSCO, and its beautiful interior, which houses reclaimed everything, is the ultimate in shabby chic.

While you may not want to give a vintage high-level cistern as a present, you might be tempted by gold wooden letters ([pounds sterling]35 plus VAT), odd bits and pieces of crockery and glassware, or some retro kitchenalia. Fun to browse.

LASSCO, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 (020 7394 2100). Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Tune in to retro Rose radio: What happens when Cath Kidston collaborates with Roberts Radios? The result is a charming, if predictable, retro floral pattern radio, which, given the retro nature of the Roberts Revival models, works incredibly well.

The limited-edition digital radio costs [pounds sterling]200 and is available at Cath Kidston stores, John Lewis and the main Roberts Radios outlets.

For more information, visit www.cathkidston. or

Mince-pie moments Top street: Cheshire Street, London's most exciting and perfectly preserved row of Victorian terrace shops, is holding two latenight shopping evenings: tomorrow, and 9 December, from 6pm to 10pm.

Grab some of Labour & Wait's deluxe hardware, Mar Mar's modern Scanda wares and Shelf 's distinctive paper products. They are all a cut above average.

Cheshire Street is just off Brick Lane in the East End. …

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