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10 covetable products you need to have in your life right now WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED Clear out your umbrella collection to make way for this stunner. Yes, we know it’s summer but you know how the weather likes to rain on the parade. But there’s no need to be glum when it does. This brolly features a paradisiacal beach scene right around the inner canopy, so no matter which way you turn, you’ve always got a magnificent view that transports you to more tropical climes instantly. (Where I’d Rather Be umbrella. £29.99, PLEASE REMAIN SEATED It doesn’t matter that you’ve never cared much about where you end up perching but we challenge you to prise yourself away from this armchair once you’ve curled up onto it. Be prepared to give daggers at the slightest suggestion that anyone else take the seat. (Kolton armchair. £449, SKETCH ON DEMAND If you’ve ever wanted to be immortalised in a piece of art, this app is a pretty good place to start. Simply snap a full-length …

Tom Dixon Sandwich café opens at Harrods

Could this be the most stylish sandwich shop in London? Literally sandwiched between the two Tom Dixon furniture concessions on the third floor at Harrods, is this marvellous new sandwich café designed by Design Research Studio – the interior arm of Tom Dixon. It features cosy, club-style interiors with dark blue, deep green and burgundy hues, offset by statement brass lighting, marble-clad tables and pierced metal screens, all previously unseen. The café, which also serves hot breakfasts, cheese and charcuterie boards and salads, has a great selection of gourmet sandwiches. They may have eye-watering prices (from £11.90 – £18.50) but they have some pretty mouth-watering options, such as: – Roasted Scottish beef with celeriac romoulade, horseradish and crispy shallots on a crusty roll (£12.90) – ‘London Porker’ barbecue hog roast with apple coleslaw and English mustard in a crusty roll (£12.90) – Poached lobster with mango relish and Thousand Island dressing in a soft glazed roll (£18.50) Tom Dixon Sandwich, Third Floor, Harrods, Knightsbridge

Mission: Possible – interior design shopping at your fingertips

If you have ever stayed at a hotel or dined in a restaurant and fallen in love with a quirky chair or a statement light fixture, you needn’t scour the earth to track it down yourself, there is an online service that will do it all for you. Created by Isabel Rutland, Discover & Deliver, allows you to ‘shop’ the very pieces you’ve seen in some of the world’s best design hotels and restaurants yourself, from Claridge’s in London to the Mondrian Soho in New York to The Water House in Shanghai. ‘These hotels are like the catwalks for the furniture industry,’ says Rutland. The concept was born after the realisation that much of Rutland’s inspiration when trying to furnish her own home (on a budget), came from some of the hotels she had stayed in herself. ‘Being able to bring in accents of design enables people who can’t afford a whole sweep of interior changes, to get a step closer to the design they would want in an ideal world. It is about being …