All over the shop.
Avenue des Gobelins: Margarita Gluzberg
What: The photo project deals with the themes of shopping, material desire and consumption.
Why: Retail therapy that is kind to your wallet.
When: Fri.-21 Jan., 2012.
Where: Paradise Row, 74a Newman St., W1T 3DB (020 7636 9355).
What: Ed Wilson and Oli Barker (Brawn, Terroirs) open a third spot. This one serves seasonal food and biodynamic wine.
Why: Rotating menu includes charcuterie, scallops, heirloom beetroots, baked ricotta and more.
When: Daily, noon-10:30 p.m.
Where: 27 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG (020 7223 1112).
What: Brilliantly curated exhibition of vintage and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, including British, Scandinavian, European and American designers.
Why: Ikea simply won’t do.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, SE21 7LD. Tickets (£7) at the door.
Morse Code Blanket
What: Bright cashmere and merino double-weave blanket (£350).
Why: The pattern spells out ‘love’ in Morse code.
When: You’re getting cosy on the couch.
Where: Online at theshopfloorproject.com.
Karen Armstrong Lectures on Compassion
What: The TED prize winner gives a Sunday sermon to encourage humanity and kindness.
Why: Easy steps for everyone to follow.
When: Sun., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq., WC1R 4RL. Tickets (£12.50) online at theschooloflife.com.
Photo: Margarita Gluzberg / Courtesy of Pardise Row