October 2014

Duette blinds come in a multitude of colours

If you can't stretch to triple glazing, the next best thing you can do to save energy is to install window coverings that reduce the amount of heat lost through glass

Husband and wife Jeremy Grove and Kate Sibley

Kate Sibley and Jeremy Grove think it's about time all furniture is compostable, recyclable and sustainable. And to show their commitment to the cause they've started on their own collection of modern eco-friendly furniture.

Organic white and celeste ceramic vases by Violante Lodolo D'Oria

The popular London craft fair offers a chance to see and buy superb homewares and decorative accessories made by Britain's talented craftspeople

Wayne Hemingway

The design polymath has fingers in many pies, applying his vision and skills to social housing and regeneration as well as furniture design, exhibitions and branding. And while it's the future that concerns him, his inspiration lies in British vintage design

William Scott's The Bird Cage 1947

This exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum in central London explores the development of portraiture by modern British artists and printmakers including David Hockney

Kailash Satyarthi has devoted his life to campaigning for children's rights

The remarkable campaigner for children's rights founded the Rug Mark scheme, now Goodweave, which is taking the opportunity to remind everyone to make the effort to check that rugs and carpets they buy aren't made with child labour

Curled Forward by Zoey Frank 28x40cms

The Sculpture By The Lakes park near Dorchester is holding a terrific exhibition of drawings. Prepare to be amazed by what an artist can achieve with a pencil and piece of paper

Eco friendly Fair Trade throws from Denmark's Elvang

With the arrival of autumn, it could be time to buy a throw to huddle under. Or a boot jack to get your muddy wellies off easily. Or how about a thermal kettle to keep down the cost of all that hot beverage consumption?

Wool products on show at Southwark Cathedral in London

It's Wool Week folks and the Campaign for Wool is urging us to bring more wool into our homes because it's warm, tactile and eco friendly

Let's Be Happy US film poster from 1957

Poster collectors or anyone wanting to start a collection should sign up for AntikBar's online auction, which offers a fascinating array of posters predominantly from the 20th century

Organic cotton hammam towels from Wildash in pink for Breast Cancer awareness month

Buy pink and raise money for breast cancer charity