January 2013

Josh Tuson's Structured Desk is ingeniously simple

White lambswool blanket from Scarlet & Argent

It's always worth investing in throws and blankets. Best of British brand Scarlet & Argent has top quality woollen products to keep you warm and your furniture looking well-dressed

Old, a bit shabby, but you sense there's potential for something fabulous? Then upcycle it, says Kathryn Beighton

New from MissPrint, Grasslands wallpaper in Clover

Less pretty-pretty and girly-girl than pink, the lilac and lavender spectrum has a sophisticated femininity..and men don't seem to mind it

Flowers on Coverack Beach by Annie Watkins and Lyn Clinton

We can't say it's as easy as ABC, but just as anyone can, apparently, teach themselves Mandarin, so can they teach themselves to make felt.

Andreu Carulla says designers can and should do a lot to increase environmental awareness

Andreu Carulla is a designer who believes eco-furniture should be beautifully-made

Teresa Owen of fairwindonline is passionate about Fair Trade

Teresa Owen of Fairwindonline.com bangs the drum for Fair Trade as the foundation for good business. She explains to Abby Trow why it's her top priority

Cast aluminium Oblo chairs by Paola

Triconfort, part of the Spanish Kettal Group, is launching the Oblo stackable chair, which is fully recyclable.

If you're fed up with brown, throw caution to the wind and choose lime green, raspberry or plum

Kitchen company John Lewis of Hungerford, not to be confused with the mighty high street giant, has kicked off 2013 with a new range of wooden chairs that will have everyone wanting to grab a seat at the table

iSpa products feature water aerators to reduce consumption but with little effect on sensation

Italian bathroom manufacturer Gessi puts water-saving technology at heart of its iSpa collection

Fou Furnishings is based in Glasgow

Luxury organic bedlinen company Fou Furnishings is working with a variety of organisations to promote eco-friendly and ethical textiles

Sunday Bed from Warren Evans

If you want to buy a new bed with excellent eco credentials, at great prices, check out Warren Evans, whose sale runs from now until 31 January

Organic cotton and linen curtains from Vanessa Arbuthnott

We're familiar with the Soil Association organic certification, but there are other labels you may not be so aware of

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