I know what you are thinking- does this mean Tesco houses will be painted blue and white, Sainsbury's Stelios orange, and Waitrose middle-class magnolia? And then there is M&S - will they be packaged to look great but lack taste? But should we not rejoice at this Orwellian answer to the housing crisis? Or is that just doublethink? And as this is starting to disturb, let’s find distraction in the 23nd edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction."
1) Fed up with looking at your IKEA reproduction of The Scream but can't face the annual London Art Fair, again this year? React by heading to see artists from Saatchi's online Your Gallery on show at the Brick Lane Gallery's Lost & Found exhibition. Today to 30 Jan. 196 Brick Lane, E1. Free.
2) Excited that the opening kilometres of the Tour de France are coming to London from July 6th - 8th this year? React by celebrating with wine and cheese early and head to the Viva la France three-day event at Olympia. Hammersmith Road. £8 if book on-line, £12 on the day. Today to Sunday.
3) Refusing to give up on your ski trip despite reports that the Alps are melting? React by checking out Matalan's new cut-price line of skiwear. With jackets from £35 you can afford to hedge your bet. www.matalan.co.uk