Design notebook: customisable storage from Ikea

This exuberant floral wallpaper, on which blooms of different sizes mix with berries and climbing fShopping: a bounty of bread bins by David Nicholls oliage, is the star of Sandberg’s new Brunnsnäs collection. There are 11 patterns, all inspired by the 19th-century mansions that line the shores of Lake Åsunden, near the Swedish company’s headquarters in Ulricehamn, east of Gothenburg. It costs £84 per 10m roll (0800-731 9622; sandbergab.se/en).

The frame of Ikea’s new PS wardrobe is a blank canvas waiting for you to decorate in your own style, using coloured plastic tiles that click into place. It fits in with the current trend for ‘customisable’ design, allowing people to put their own creative stamp on their interior spaces. The wardrobe (from £100) is supplied with 160 plastic pieces in black, red, yellow, orange and green (ikea.com).

Past glories

The Young Masters Art Prize was set up in 2009 ‘to celebrate artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past’. This year sees the launch of a separate award for ceramicists, for which 15 artists have been shortlisted. The collector Maylis Grand is providing the £1,500 prize, the winner of which will be announced on October 30. Shown here is Goldilocks by Claire Partington, which is based on the 17th-century Diego Velázquez paintings of Mariana of Austria. Two exhibitions of the shortlisted artists are on show at two locations in London until the end of the month. Visit youngmastersartprize.wordpress.com for more details.

The best bread bins


This powder blue one with a wooden lid is by Nigella Lawson, £73, Unique & Unity

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