February 2013

If you want a more earthy look to your interior, these printed coffee sack cushions are great

Coffee bean sacks find a new life as contemporary cushions and seating cubes at Giftwrapped & Gorgeous

Contemporary living area by Diana Yakeley

Leading interior designers talk to Kay Hill about what the term 'eco friendly interiors' means to them..and finds that low energy light bulbs are the bane of their lives

The first floor dining room has pieces by G-Plan and Ercol

Interior designer Clare Pascoe brought her contemporary-meets-vintage style to a renovated 1950s house in London's Spitalfields

Greenscents is based in Dulverton, Somerset

Somerset-based Greenscents carries the Leaping Bunny logo after its products were certified as not tested on animals

WakaWaka Power has a more powerful solar cell that can charge devices such as phones and tablet computers

They're calling it your personal solar power station. And buy a new LED WakaWaka Power and you'll be giving light to Haitians living without electricity

Design Industry Ray Grey metallic-look ceramic tiles from Italian manufacturer Refin

If you've got floors, walls and ceilings to cover, discover what new materials are coming onto the market at the Surface Design Show. It takes places from 5-7 February at the Business Design Centre in London.

Amaize carpet from Balta, its most sustainable carpet

Flooring manufacturer Balta has launched Amaize, its new sustainable carpet

Hang Buddy Pro is perfect for plaster board walls

If you make a dog's breakfast of your walls every time you try to hang a picture, a new tool promises to be the answer to your prayers

Coir bleached Panama rug, £19 m2

Enjoy discounts of up to 50 per cent at Crucial Trading's new rug store in Westbourne Park, near Paddington

Many materials used in mobile phone manufacture can be re-used

Seems lots of us are hooked on the RSA's Great Recovery Project, which has announced two new spring workshops for the public

Lucy Turner and John Lewis are a great fit

Lucy Turner has designed a limited edition nest of tables for John Lewis's 2013 Spring/Summer collection

Be bold with your choice of materials

Interior design is all about materials and this new book by Rachael Brown and Lorraine Farrelly will help you make choices that are practical, beautiful and sustainable

Return the glasses for recycling

Environmentally-friendly and unashamedly luxurious, the Ancienne Ambiance collection of scented candles is expanding its fragrance range