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Sunday 1 September Top Drawer Autumn, the trade fair which focuses on gifts and home accessories, starts today at Earls Court.

Sunday 1 September

Top Drawer Autumn, the trade fair which focuses on gifts and home accessories, starts today at Earls Court. On display will be a range of giftware, interior design accessories, ceramics, stationery and garden products. Until 3 September.

Venue: Earls Court 2, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Rd, London SW5.

Details: Ticket hotline 01923 244555.

Monday 2 September

Two books have recently been published which could be of interest. The first is Object Lessons: Central Saint Martins Art and Design Archive which documents more than 60 objects found in the college archive. The archive was opened in 1894 and houses collections ranging from Japanese prints and German film posters to textile design and prints by Edward Johnston. Published by Lund Humphries and priced 14.95. The second, book, published this week, coincides with an exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Architecture on the Horizon looks at the completed and unfinished projects of 22 up-and-coming architects from around the world. It is published by the Academy Group and costs 16.95.

Wednesday 4 September

A couple of options for you today. The first is Decorative Arts Today, an annual selling exhibition at Bonhams. On display is a variety of work including textiles, ceramics, furniture, jewellery, lighting and metal work from more than 100 selected designers who have each chosen three pieces of work for the exhibition. Until 11 September.

Venue: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, London SW7.

Details: 0171-393 3900.

Wednesday 4 September

This year’s D&AD touring show opens at the Glasgow School Of Art as part of the Glasgow International Festival and is called Twin Peaks: Creative excellence and business effectiveness in design and art education. On display are the D&AD awards winners of the past five years along with the ten winners from this year’s DBA, IPA and D&AD awards. Until 28 September.

Venue: Glasgow School Of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow

G3 6RQ.

Details: 0171-582 6487.

Thursday 5 September

Why not visit Into the Blue: Explorations in Stained Glass by John Patsalides? It features Patsalides’ sculptures, including large glass banners, ladders and a magic carpet, all of which adapt to different environments. Until 20 September.

Venue: The Gallery of the Bartlett School Of Architecture, University College Of London, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1.

Details: 0171-387 7050.

Thursday 5 September

Alternatively you could pop into the exhibition Nash’s Greatest Hits, a selection of computer digitised ink-jet prints by international artists collected by Graham Nash. Until 18 October.

Venue: Print Sales Room, The Photographers Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, London WC2.

Details: 0171-831 1772.

Future Dates

Tuesday 1 October 7.30pm

The Typographic circle presentation tonight will be presented by Eric van Blokland and Just van Rosson, alias LettError. The duo have in recent years produced several fonts and continue to break typographic convention with random fonts and digitised handwriting. Free entry.

Venue: Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF.

Details: Tickets are on a first come first served basis. Fax Jennifer Dale on 0131-556 1154.

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