The A List: 26 January

A leading architect shares his trade secrets, Apple attracts the crowds and a dinosaur comes to Selfridges

National Museum of African American History and Culture. Image: Getty

Constructed Narratives by Sir David Adjaye (Lars Muller Publishers) The brilliant architect behind the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has released his latest book. It’s full of building case studies and essays that reflect on Adjaye’s engagement with geography and the urban environment, and his approach to materiality.

Apple AirPods Yes, of course there is a waiting list for these ingenious wireless headphones. Probably the best technological invention of 2017.

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau by Julie Ferry (Aurum Press) Out on 9 February, this engaging new book chronicles the true stories of a group of American heiresses who came to England in 1895 in search of husbands and titles. A fascinating read.

Pologeorgis This hat in red or silver fox will make your dreams come true (or, at least, it will keep your head warm). Absolutely gorgeous and ideal for après-ski.

The Sparkle Fairy Admittedly, I was a bit wary, but the UK’s only mobile dental hygienist has hooked me with her Diamond Clean treatment, which have made my teeth whiter than ever. She serves all of London and the south-east, and will set up shop in your home or office.

Coach’s photobooth at Selfridges From 28 January to 12 February, take a virtual tour around London’s most iconic landmarks with Coach’s Rexy the dinosaur in the brand’s immersive photobooth. Plus, you can either instantly share your pics or print them off.

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