Fifth element: Alison offers attractive alternative

Fifth element

There’s no doubt that marble is the ultimate in luxury from fireplaces to, er, bookends. But what about ceramic made to look like stone at a fraction of the price but with all the natural charm? Alison Brent, famed for her ultra-cool lamps and salt and pepper shakers, has cracked it with her pastel-accented marble-esque doorknobs which are the epitome of small but perfectly formed. From £9.