March 2014

Washable paper bag, 100 per cent cellulose, by Italian label Uashmama, at Velvet & Dash

Not that eco folks would be shopaholics by definition..but if you are looking to make the odd judicious purchase, might we suggest washable paper bags, apple crate stools, re-useable coffee cups, and lovely ceramics including Gluggle jugs

Castle and Cherry Blossoms by Yuhan Ito (1882-1951)

London antiquarian book and print seller Henry Sotheran is holding an exhibition of 20th century Japanese artworks featuring genres including woodblock prints of botanicals and landscapes, watercolour scrolls and manga

Saying goodbye to peat and polystyrene, B&Q is revolutionising plant selling

Let's hear it for Britain's biggest plant seller. B&Q is doing away with peat and non-recyclable polystyrene packaging in favour of what it's calling Teabag Technology and recyclable plastic trays

Lynn Chadwick, Maquette for Winged Figures III, bronze, 1961.

Lots of us equate sculpture to vast pieces by Henry Moore or Anthony Gormley. But many sculptors make small and lovely pieces that will enhance your home

If you're heart's in the country, don't miss the fair

For country loving city folks, the five-day Country Living Spring Fair offers the chance to get a taste of rural pursuits

Gale Force Nun II Bronze by Philip Jackson, bronze

Art lovers are certainly well catered for when it comes to fairs...and the New Chelsea Art Fair is a plum one for modern and contemporary paintings and sculpture

Italian marble bust of a woman, circa 1858, marked H Rinaldi  £4-£6,000

Antiques lovers will be interested in the varied pieces coming up for sale at Catherine Southon's auction at Shirley Hills in Surrey

Luxaflex GreenScreen earthcare fabric is made from lactic acid derivde from corn starch

Bio-degradable window blinds and rugs, upcycled cushions and plenty of sustainable wool, wood and linen, we have some gorgeous shopping ideas for the eco interiors enthusiast

The S7 light by French company Structures is available at the Science Museum Shop

This extraordinarily versatile LED lamp will sweep away the need to buy different lights for different tasks. And the S7 lets you indulge your creative side