• Nick's Bespoke Maps Today we love: Nick's Bespoke Maps

    Our young folks are dynamic in the face of adversity! Take history graduate Nick van Oosterom, who's finding success with his unique one-man map drawing business

  • Clare Curtis V&A Museum limited edition print collection

    The V&A has commissioned six artists to paint pictures based on a piece of treasure in the museum that inspires them, or by art itself. Called V&A Select, paintings have been produced in limited edition sets of 75 prints per painting.

  • Water features are lovely in gardens Turn your garden into a luxurious haven in 5 steps

    Is your garden looking neglected? perhaps it's become overgrown and you don't know where to start, or it's so dull you seldom venture into it? Well having appealing outside space is good for our health while well-tended gardens can add a lot of value to a property. So don't throw your hands up in despair, follow these tips and your garden will be looking great again

  • Wide plank wooden flooring

    For larger rooms, the wider the planks, the more striking the floor can look. And wood from sustainable forests, or reclaimed wood, are good choices for the eco-minded, nature-loving home-owner

Accessories

Scented candle from the Little Karma Co

Sales of candles, particularly fragranced ones, continue to grow. And we're seeing more small artisan manufacturers bring delicious, quirky, new fragrances to the market while striving to make their products environmentally friendly

 

The spotlight of scrutiny is turning on jewellery which for centuries has got away with being the face of cruelty and avarice. So if you're investing in a piece for yourself or a loved one, check its provenance. 

Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls? Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

Features

Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company

The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk. 

Snug as a bug in a rug? Or are you plagued by draughts and chills up your spine? You need Deco’s guide to a warmer, more eco-friendly home

Oak Furnitureland's oak credenza from Boston range

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without