Accessories

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

mixed box of misfit melts for £7

This family business is offering a box of its misfit melts at a discount

For a substantial lamp base that offers rich colour and elegance, Oka's Tupelo glass model is just the ticket

 Skär Organics

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

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

Alphabet cushions cost £65

Lu Flux, known for her idiosyncratic clothing made from vintage fabrics and textile remnants, has moved into homewares. Products include her ever popular Alphabet cushions, which may be more A for Amber than A for Anthony..not that Deco believes there are boy cushions and girl cushions

Lilipad by Sealey Furniture

Fed up with constantly mislaying your tablet computer? the solution - keep the thing upright in a stunning Lilipad holder from Sealey Furniture, available to buy from the deco shop

garden trading

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

..and not just for Christmas of course because poinsettias come in many other hues from cream to green to pink. But we tend to buy them as a yuletide tradition and rightly so because they are inject much needed colour at this time of year

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

Rechargeable LED table lamps are becoming increasingly popular and Spanish brand LZF's Loop is a top of the range dimmable model for those who like to make investment buys

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

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