June 2014

terrariums in small glass containers make lovely table centrepieces. www.theurbanbotanist.co.uk

Love plants but find them a hassle to look after? Take a leaf out of the Victorians' book and choose a terrarium, the easy way to enjoy nature indoors

Designed by mermelada estudio for RS Barcelona, Mon Oncle is made from recyclable steel

The Mon Oncle from RS Barcelona is portable barbecue that makes for delicious impromptu picnics

Potting Shed Blues, Chris Forsey

An exhibition of still life paintings by British artists shows the power of the genre

Basket chair - a reissue by Kettal of its 1950s classic by Nanna Ditzel

If you like your furniture rounded, simple and made from natural, sustainable materials, you'll love Kettal's re-issue of its 1950s' classic

dieffenbachia have variegated green leaves.

If your indoors needs bit of greening up, consider potting a Dieffenbachia or two. Their verdancy adds a summer freshness and these plants offer an easy way to improve air quality in the home

Orikomi shades by blaanc, from £41, are hand-made and come in various colour combinations

These handmade paper and cardboard lampshades by Portuguese company blaanc offer an easy and affordable way to update a room

London.. it's a hell of a town..or should that be helluva...

This year's festival runs throughout June and it offers a chance to gain an understanding of how London has developed architecturally and how it will continue to develop