Layne Rowe at work at London Glassblowing

Our homes are increasingly paeans to fine craftsmanship as more of us fall the collecting bug, whether it's ceramics, glassware, art or woodwork that rouses our passion. So if you have a thing for craft, don't miss the upcoming London Craft Week

Adventures In Furniture

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

The hotel will occupy 4500 m2 at The Eden Project

Architect practice Tate Harmer has been awarded planning permission to build a sustainable hotel for visitors to The Eden Project

Succulents from Blueleaf Plants

Tiny succulents in tiny terracotta pots make fabulous wedding favours and are a stunning table top addition. Surely no one would think they're an amuse bouche...

Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move.

Features

Jonathan Walter and wife Lakshmi Bhaskaran of Bark Furniture

The West Country is becoming a power house of sustainable design businesses. Middle of nowhere or not, like birds of a feather, they flock together

The mansions of Edinburgh New Town

If England's seeming enthusiasm for Brexit has left you wondering if it wouldn't be a bad move to head north of the border...the question is to which city?

Sign up for The Rubbish Diet

Have you gone on a diet lately? a rubbish diet that is..If not, sign up for The Rubbish Diet challenge which is simple and fun - you'll be amazed how much less waste you generate, even if you think you're already a diligent recycler

People

Chalk Paint creator Annie Sloan, a woman who's become an international business success

Fervour, passion, zeal.... all are adjectives that describe how Annie Sloan's customers feel about her paint. Many a competitor company would kill to know just what it is about it that inspires such devotion. Its creator isn't entirely sure either, except that it's damn good stuff

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

Accessories

special effects from Amberlights

For lighting that creates special effects that are relaxing and more interesting that anything on TV, choose an eco-friendly LED lamp by Amberlights

Peony Red Charm

Nurseryman Alec White of Befordshire’s Primrose Hall Nursery urges us to fill our gardens with peonies, that most lushly petalled beauty

Berry Bowl colander is made in the Potteries of stoke on trent

A great idea from Stoke on Trent ceramicist Reiko Kaneko, the from tap-to-table Berry Bowl colander

Interiors

A novel idea for a splash back

If your kids won't stop drawing on the walls, or you harbour latent talents as a mural artist, why not turn your house into a wipe-clean canvas... And we're not talking black walls, because you can buy low to no VOC chalkboard paint in every colour under the sun

Bamboo has a reputation as one of the most eco-friendly materials, a real super grass. It's used in products from flooring to t shirts and washable nappies - but is it always good stuff? Kay Hill investigates

Micro living doesn't have to feel cramped

This contemporary flat shows that with very limited space, the input of an interior designer is invaluable. Because the devil's in the detail and getting the detail right can be devillishly difficult