This autumn Samuel Chan celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of Channels, his upmarket contemporary furniture studio, by releasing a boutique collection of some of his most distinctive designs. The pieces are all made in new luxury finishes and come in a genuinely limited-edition of just 20 each of the award-winning Hume freestanding Book Towers (from £990), Motley Tall Baton Chair (£2,450) and, my personal favourites, the Finnieston extendable Lights (from £795). 1-3 New King’s Road SW6 4SB; 020 7371 0301; channelsdesign.com
I’m a bit of a fan of young Brit textile designer Tori Murphy. She has an eye for the kinds of pared-back, easy-on-the-eye, muted patterns and colourways that I just love. Her fifth collection features three new abstract designs inspired by childhood holidays spent on the West Coast of Ireland and it’s all made in England. See more at torimurphy.com
Ever fancied upping sticks and moving to the country or investing your bonus in a country escape? Well, The Country House Ideal will have you wanting to turn the fantasy into reality. From sympathetic restorations and extensions to new-builds referencing historical traditions, and covering off a plethora of British country house architectural styles from Palladian to English Gothic, it showcases the thoughtful, considered and tasteful work of the five directors behind the ADAM Architecture practice. It’s my coffee table tome of the moment. The Country House Ideal by Jeremy Musson with photographs by Paul Barker (Merrell, £40).
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PSSST: It’s all happening at Heal’s at the moment. Interiors maven Abigail Ahern has opened her first stand-along faux flower boutique in-store; Skinflint, the vintage industrial light specialist, has collaborated on a capsule collection, and the store has launched a range of four tea towels featuring some of design champion Barbara Chandler’s photographs of iconic London landmarks. heals.com