June 2013

Eco sofa from M&S

Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a new sofa that has superb eco credentials, so you can relax with a green conscience

Toledo aluminium chairs by Amat turn 25 this year

An occasional look at pieces of furniture that are standing the test of time - first up the Toledo chair from Spanish manufacturer Amat

US homeowners in West Roxbury, Boston, have taken the challenge to go solar

Probably not as green as we'd like to think, according to research by energy company npower

Krion comes in myriad colours including red, blue and yellow

If you want a bathroom that's colourful and fun, Porcelanosa's Mood range could be the answer. It combines recyclable Krion solid surface material with traditional ceramic

Strawberry Hill has been painstakingly restored

Horace Walpole's eccentric Strawberry Hill villa is being restored to glory - and has won a European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage

These exquisite and unique perfume bottles are encrusted with diamonds

London dealer John Jaffa won this year's LAPADA Object of the Year award with a unique pair of Chantilly porcelain scent bottles made in France circa 1740

Brightly coloured kilims are part of the collection, £182

Tunisian artisans have made a collection of colourful products for home and garden designed by Paris-based designer Matali Crasset for online retailer Made In Design

Villeroy+Boch Lina collection

A host of good things if you've got some cash in your pocket and a home in need of a little something

The Tank area outside the Design Museu has become a pop-up garden

Should you find yourself wandering along London's South Bank between now and 3 June, the Design Museum has a pop-up garden in its Tank that's full of great modern design

St Martin's In Spring by Michael Norman

Enjoy beautiful works by more than 100 artists at The Pastel Society's summer exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London

Knit me a sofa, knit me a rug. It's not just bedspreads and curtains that need to match..

Designed by Milan-based Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Spanish brand Gan, Mangas Space manages to combine sophistication with the appeal of a favourite woolly jumper

Siberian Floors is known for its quality wide plank floors

FSC-certified woods from Russia hit the UK market with Siberian Floors' move into the capital...well anything to make those oligarchs feel at home