Bullfight, pastel, 1900. Well Museo del Can Ferrat in Sitges

Young Picasso is a new film focusing on the early life of the great Pablo Picasso. Directed by Phil Gabsky, it traces the journey of a boy from southern Spain who became one of the world's most acclaimed artists

Zetland Road, Manchester - a Victorian eco house

We associate low to no energy bills with new-build houses that feature all the latest eco tech. But Ecospheric shows that Victorian houses can be made ultra low energy dwellings too

A labour of love..Follonico has been beautifully restored

This house in southern Tuscany has been refurbished using reclaimed, recycled, upcycled materials, with plenty of antiques and vintage finds for charming, restful interiors

Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show, the unit gives you electricity on the move

This spring Nissan launches a portable power unit made from recovered batteries from its Leaf electric cars. On sale from April, the units can even be charged up from a solar panel accessory

Features

Spring

Artist Dee McLean has made a series of paintings over the past two years that chronicles the resurgence of the plants and flowers in the ponds area of Hampstead Heath

The Institute of Chemical Engineers' advice to its members is to be conscious about using the minimum of a substance. And we layfolk could do more for the environment by embracing minimalism

Sphere8 poured floor in a south London house by Paul Warren Design

Sphere8 offers perfectly smooth and seamless resin floors with a difference - their product is plant rather than petrochemical-based.

People

Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

Land of milk and honey..but at a price

The award-winning architect has designed homes for a new co-housing project in Cambridge. These projects are great, he says - though the future for housing lies in far greater freeing up of land.

Accessories

Eco Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company

Duvets filled with recycled PET plastic, an eco laundry wash bag to stop synthetic fibres getting into the water system, wooden wall pots for keeping mini cacti on display and beautiful fair trade grass baskets from Senegal...there's much to whet the appetite of the discerning eco-minded shopper this month

Ophelia cushions in velvet or linen

Artist Claire Nicklin's designs are vibrant, organic and complex and she's launched an interiors brand, Fox & Fettle, so we can all enjoy her art

Pow Pots

Bring drear ol' January to life with some greenery in pots that pack a punch

Interiors

Neisha Crosland

The renowned surface designer, known for her lovely organically geometric abstract patterns, has developed a new range of tiles for stone company Ca'Pietra

Silk and wool throws by felt expert Claudy Jongstra for Willer

Felt is one of the earliest fabrics made by man, and thousands of years later we still love it for its beauty, warmth, strength and eco-friendliness.

Christine Liu's new book is a must for anyone wanting to be more eco friendly at home. Full of useful, easily do-able ideas, Sustainable Home will galvanise you to be less wasteful and to consume with caution instead of gay abandon