Thank goodness for the internet, or we might not have heard about Sixhands, a fabulous textile and wallpaper design company based in Sydney founded a mere four years ago. The six hands are University of Technology Sydney graduates and friends Brianna Pike, Alecia Jensen and Anna Harves. Loving their bolder than bold prints, like this and this, just the thing to enliven the spirits on such a yuk day. And, this is not just a big old tease – Sixhands can ship to the UK.

Mo, deputy chief sub-editor