The Weekend Guide


Freeze frame.

What: The first European showcase of snapshots taken using the popular app that allows mobile phones to mimic antique analog cameras.
Why: Your iPhone envy just got worse.
When: Fri.-31 Jan. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Orange Dot Gallery, 54 Tavistock Pl., WC1H 9RG.

Christopher Thomas: New York Sleeps
The German photographer’s eerie series of black-and-white photos captures familiar landmarks devoid of people.
Why: Avoid the crowds.
When: To 26 Feb. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Wapping Project Bankside, 65a Hopton St., SE1 9LR (020 7981 9851).

The Alphabet of the Human Heart: the A-Z of Zen
What: A beautifully illustrated, inspiring guide to life (£7) filled with advice and words of wisdom for good times and bad.
Why: A is for anger. B is for boredom.
When: You need a pick-me-up.
Where: Online at amazon.co.uk.

Skandivis Housewares
Scandinavian-designed products from the new nature-themed online shop will bring calm to your home.
Why: We love the bird cage wall stickers (£35), moose bed linens (£159) and bird coat hangers (£36).
When: It’s too cold to go outside.
Where: Online at skandivis.co.uk.

Supermarket Sarah
Portobello vendor-turned-online shopkeeper finds a permanent home for her wall of vintage, as well as new designs and other bits and bobs.
Why: Eley Kishimoto laptop cases, royal wedding souvenir cufflinks by Swedish Blonde, jewellery by Neiv and more.
When: Mon.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Selfridges, 400 Oxford St., W1A 1AB (0800 123400).

Photo: Courtesy of Orange Dot Gallery

Orange Dot Gallery
54 Tavistock Pl
London, UK WC1H 9RG
The Wapping Project Bankside
65a Hopton St
London, UK SE1 9LR
400 Oxford St
London, UK W1A 1AB