Take an old sail and turn it into fabulous contemporary outdoor furniture

Ikea says the environment comes first

The global homewares giant pledges to remove all single use plastic from its products by 2020

Eco Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company

Duvets filled with recycled PET plastic, wall pots for keeping mini cacti on display, here's much to whet the appetite of the discerning eco-minded shopper this month

Features

Cleo Blue in/outdoor rug by Dash & Albert made from recycled PET. From £136

Outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic are great for impromptu picnics or sprucing up your deck or terrace for that al fresco lunch party

flowers flowers and more flowers are essential at weddings

You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up. The happy couples have eschewed a list at a department store, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

People

Luminescences

French artist Joëlle Kem Lika uses her art to celebrate nature and encourage us all to value the planet we live on. She's held successful exhibitions in London and interest in her work is growing this side of the Channel

Wearth co founders Imogen Minoli and Edward Davies

Twentysomethings Imogen Minoli and Edward Davies have launched Wearth London, an online lifestyle store for the eco-friendly, ethical, vegan-minded, sustainability-mad, plastic-avoiding and of course super stylish consumer. So that's you and me.

Accessories

Linen cushions by Rapture & Wright

That bellweather of British taste, John Lewis, says 'flamingo' continues to be one of the most popular search words on its website and sales of all things flamingo remain high. Well, they are very beautiful so we've tracking down some quality, tasteful and eco friendly flamingo-themed homewares to lift the spirits over the winter months

A group of Irish travellers who appeared during a photoshoot in 1963

Nigel Trow was a successful professional photographer in the 1960s before moving into art higher education. He's releasing for the first time, and exclusively to Deco, some of his works from the era, images that bring to life that most captivating decade which continues to cast a spell

Tropical, fresh and topical..Love Bird cushions by Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine's embroidered Love Bird cushions are a great example of fine art meeting home accessories

Interiors

Tropical, fresh and topical..Love Bird cushions by Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine's embroidered Love Bird cushions are a great example of fine art meeting home accessories

Lava lamps come in at number 11

A recent survey confirms that avocado suites and woodchip wallpaper are universally reviled, but did you know that lava lamps and faux flowers also feature in a home horrors list?