American White Oak kitchen by Sustainable Kitchens in Bristol

Whether you invest your life savings in a luxury one, or you do it on a shoestring, you can make sure your kitchen doesn't leave a giant-sized carbon footprint in its wake

Jangeus Design dishcloths are attractive and they biodegrade

Designer dishcloth maker Jangneus has added new patterns and colours to its collection of hard-wearing cloths that can be slung on the compost heap when they're done

Features

Stop Digging ground screws are great for small building projects

For small projects such as garden rooms, is it time to embrace the ground screw over concrete for the all important foundations?

Poor indoor air quality is in no small part down to humidity which leads to condensation, damp and mould. But you can do something about it.

Extendable table from Modish Living

Furniture made from reclaimed wood is warm, characterful and has a history behind it. And while it's associated with the rustic country look, reclaimed timber works well in contemporary interiors too because it can soften hard materials such as glass or stainless steel

Travel

The house is furnished simply and the tiles bringing out the Arab soul

Rock the Kasbah furniture designer Philippe Xerri has renovated a charming house in Tunis in a simple style using local materials

Grupo Fedola (GF) Hotels is the first hotel chain in Europe and third in the world to obtain the ISO 21401: 2019 certificate for meeting the environmental, social and economic requirements of this leading sustainability management system.

Fistral beach is a paradise for surfers

Cornwall's coolest furniture maker has worked on one of the county's most popular beach hotels

Accessories

This social enterprise is the answer to your frustration at what to buy for that difficult relative who disingenuously says they don't want anything for Christmas

 Skär Organics

Skär Organics offers the first certified organic, UK-made candles, unfragranced and scented.

Making a Life is published on November 1 2019

Inspiration is at hand for anyone who has a hankering to ditch the corporate life and embrace working with their hands. Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live comes out next month

Interiors

Eris silk, vegan-friendly and new to the UK

For those who love silk but don't want silkworms to die in the manufacturing process, Eris is a brand of eri, or peace silk, that's new to the UK. It offers a fabulous range of designs and plain colours for interior furnishings and accessories