Five things to do today: Monday 27 October
Shy chair – Saudi's cities – iPhone clock – TV repossessions – Vanishing eco-towns
SEE footage of Freshwest's Shy chair from London Design Week. This charming experimental concept seat has a diffident personality of its own; it collapses upon approach and then rights itself 'in a random, human-like manner'.
CHECK OUT Saudi Arabia's plans to build five new million-population cities from scratch in the next 20 years. With the majority of its population under 25, the desert kingdom is embarking on a city-building scheme to eclipse Brasilia and Chandigarh in the 1950s and 1960s. Time magazine visits the flagship King Abdullah Economic City.
TURN your iPhone into a nifty old-school clock with the Flip Clock app. Suitable for office desk or bedside table and yours for only 99 cents.
WATCHGrand Designs , Property Ladder and Relocation, Relocation Relocation while you still can (More4, 5.50pm, 7pm and 9pm). Sarah, Kirsty, Phil and Kev could all soon be victims of the credit crunch, as TV executives turn away from property programmes to buy up 'feel-good' shows.
MOURN the death of the eco-town. 'The plans are now in jeopardy thanks to a combination of the credit crunch, a collapsing construction industry and fierce local opposition,' says the Observer. Only two of the proposed 10 towns are now expected to go ahead.