Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Shop with a Passion; Design News

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Shop with a Passion; Design News

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Pick an Easter treat

House of Fraser For Easter presents that do not contain chocolate, check out House of Fraser's classically illustrated little tins (above, [pounds sterling]3.49 each), which will appeal to children and retro-lovers alike.

They are available at selected stores. For stockists' details, call 0870 160 7270, or go to www.houseoffrasershop.co.uk.

International Paints Another old-fashioned way to prepare for Another old-fashioned way to prepare for Easter Sunday is to blow and decorate eggs.

International Paints recommends its Japlac paint ([pounds sterling]5.99 for 250ml), which will give your egg a glossy finish (see right). For stockists call 01480 484284 or see www.internationalpaints.co.uk.

Lakeland Try Lakeland's decorated wraps which you

Try Lakeland's decorated wraps which you put around an egg and dip into boiling water.

They come in sets of 24 ([pounds sterling]2.29). Call 01539 488100, or see www.lakeland.co.uk.

Craft at the Geffrye Museum For Easter craft activities, the Geffrye Museum For Easter craft activities, the Geffrye Museum has lots for all ages, including two workshops for teenagers on 11 and 14 April. Call 020 7739 9893 or visit

9893 or visit www.geffryemuseum.Org.uk..

Love to lounge ..

The Conran Shop Outdoor living is a big Outdoor living is a big deal at The Conran Shop this season, especially when it is made from bleached-out driftwood or some imitation of it and mixed up with strident, colourful pieces. The classic Nimes reclining deck chair, made from beechwood and canvas, is [pounds sterling]380, while a teak and acacia table topped with a patinated brass sheet is [pounds sterling]695. The Dune sunlounger (left, priced [pounds sterling]495) is a bit of stripy heaven.

The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, SW3 (020 7589 7401) or 55 Marylebone High Street, W1 (020 7723 2223).

Or go to www.conranshop.co.uk..

On the shelf STORAGE: Creative Solutions for a Well-Organised Home, by Caroline Clifton-Mogg (Jacqui Small, [pounds sterling]12.99), is full of imaginative design solutions, from low-level storage units under staircases to hide-it-all cupboards in a variety of styles and finishes. …

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