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We’ve featured Klaus Haapaniemi’s textiles in Livingetc before, but this new photography made us fall in love with it all over again. Find out more here.

If you are a design fan that’s also the proud owner of sharp elbows or a sleeping bag, Knoll will open the doors of its Clerkenwell showroom (91 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EX) on Saturday 19 November from 10am – 4pm for its annual one-day sample sale. Ex-display and photo-shoot sample pieces will be available at up to 70% discount. As well as design classic bargains, there will be Prosecco, pastries, and live music played throughout the day.

Top buys…

Saarinen Tulip Side Tables from £199 (previously priced from £480)
Florence Knoll Marble Coffee Tables from £549 (previously priced from £1,164)
Saarinen Tulip Chairs from £499 (previously priced from £984)
Tulip Dining Tables from £756 (previously priced from £1,512)

And the Knoll Star Buy: an iconic black Barcelona chair selling at £899 instead of its usual retail price of £4,572

We love all of Emily Forgot‘s quirky prints. But we think that, hmmm, yes, upon reflection, Cabaret Carol (third down) is our favourite. But you can win all three! All you have to do is click here and then do a tiny bit of Retweeting.

This is not actually downtown Marrakech, this is Knightsbridge. Harrods to be exact. But a very exotic-feeling Harrods, after master craftsmen built a traditional arched riad, complete with ornate  tiles, woodcarving and a marble fountain centerpiece on the third floor. Inspiring Morocco runs until 18 December, and is a chance to stock up on traditional handicrafts as well as contemporary pieces by up-and-coming designer/makers. In addition to the exotic shopping experiece, every saturday and sunday from 5 November there will be a range of Moroccan experiences on offer, including henna tattoos, calligraphy and live ‘oud’ music. You can also be beautified in the Urban Retreat spa with luxurious beauty products made with indigenous ingredients such as argan oil, rose and rhassoul. There now, that’s made up for the grey, depressing weather today hasn’t it? Alternatively, actual Morocco is only a short flight away, it might be a bit harder to get a huge kilim home, though.

We are over the moon that The Lollipop Shoppe has moved to bigger premises in Brighton, this is a very happy news indeed. Their new Georgian townhouse home is 1,300 square foot arranged over two light-filled floors, with interior accessories and homeware on the ground level and larger items of furniture up on the first. All this lovely new space means selected furniture and lighting by Tom Dixon, sofas and chairs by Malmsten, and storage and shelving units from Muuto. In addition, there will be a wider range of accessories, with the exclusive Vasa sculptures and Comme de Garcons collection now available in the Brighton shop. And, bonus, you can have an ice-cream afterwards (or eat three courses in Terre a Terre like Life.Style.etc).

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