Play your cards right

In September, advertising agency Leo Burnett London and homeless charity Shelter teamed up to invite arty types including Marc Quinn, Gillian Wearing and Alexander McQueen to design playing cards, each of which was sold at a charity auction. However, if you weren't one of the lucky bidders, you can now buy an A5-sized replica deck of the cards (from a limited run of 1,000) for £70. Consider it a gift for the man who has everything to benefit the man who has... well, not very much at all. It makes a strange kind of sense. Available at Harrods, London SW1 or online at www.shelterhouseofcards.org.uk

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