September 2015

Madeleine Boulesteix

Madeleine Boulesteix can take a box of unwanted glasses, teacups and jelly moulds and turn them into chandelier that will captivate and delight you for years to come. She talks to Abby Trow about her work

Japanese anemone

Garden devoid of blooms? pots and window boxes looking a bit peaky? Well, gardening experts say now's the time to plant Japanese Anemones and conifers to perk up our outdoor spaces

Growth pot by Studio Ayaskan

Royal College of Art graduates have designed a pot that expands to accommodate its occupant as it grows

Pinch bowls by Ben Davies

If you're in capital, carve out time to nip to the Geffrye Museum where they have lovely UK ceramics

New collection from Joy Bates at Seven Gauge Studios

With autumn not too far in the distance, it's all cushions, candles and throws.... Not to mention wood burning stoves that can slow cook a casserole ..

Loop2Loop (green) and Oscillate cushions from Go Square

Go Square is a new brand of cushions made from luxury designer fabrics. So what's the USP, you ask? well the fabrics are end of line and would have been destined for landfill

Natural dyes are used to colour wools at Townhill Studio in Dorset

Wool Week is organised by the Campaign for Wool which wants us to celebrate this most sustainable of fibres. We probably don't need encouragement to buy wool jumpers and rugs..but what about wool for insulation and or cushion fillings?

Smaland oak by Kahrs

Thinking about installing wood flooring? If you want a contemporary look with a rustic appeal, Småland could be just what you're looking for

Incredibly lifelike owl by Zack McLaughlin

Online craft marketplace Etsy is showcasing work by some of its amazing movers, shakers and makers from the four corners of the United Kingdom. See their work at Tent London

Scone pudding by Pip Lacey served in a Clare Gage cup

A certain teacup and saucer are poised for a moment of TV glory....

Lighting from Ikea uses LEDs as the light source

The global retailer announces that from now on, it's selling only energy-saving LED lighting products

Coffee cup and saucer by Berlin's Julian Lechner is made from coffee grinds

If you're in the capital for the London Design Festival, head to Soho to see some very environmentally friendly and extraordinary pieces of furniture and homewares such as a vase decorated by bees and a coffee cup made from coffee grinds

American black walnut screen with colours by Jonathan Field

If you're a brilliant craftsperson then British luxury brand group Walpole wants to hear from you. But don't delay!