May 2014

Gould's garden is made with lots of recycled and waste materials

If you've ever been stumped by what to do with the springs from an old mattress, take inspiration from Kate Gould's award-winning Wasteland garden

build your dream kitchen. Photo by Darren Chung

..and the Home Improvement Show is part of it too. With projections that self-build could become the norm within the coming decade, it makes sense to try to get a handle on just what's involved

Benjamin Hubert's pots are made in moulds, but each is slightly different

May already...so what's on our list for your eco-friendly shopping this month..well, we like some colourful new ceramic vessels, an indoor plant stand from Finland, up cycled stoneware, recycled glassware, new floral rugs and big aluminium lampshades. To name but a few...

Garden 3 by Bess Avery, £700

The Society's Annual Exhibition 2014 shows the remarkable work being done in pastels by some of our many talented artists