August 2016

Humanscale's Horizon LED lamp is available in new colours

With Christmas hoving onto the horizon, now's a good time to get your home spruced up and looking good, with interesting and useful accessories and furniture - eco of course.

Eurostat is the official EU statistics office

Discover and compare what European countries spend their money on thanks to a new interactive tool that uses official EU statistics

Hunted & Stuffed bolsters made from embroidered Japanese wedding kimono silk

For those who like their decorative accessories to be unashamedly pretty and feminine, vintage Japanese kimono silk is being put to good use as cushion covers and lampshades

The Nook in the Wye Valley

Anyone wanting to embark on a self-build project, or renovate or refurbish their existing property should head to the show at London's ExCel. Experts including Charlie Luxton and Julia Kendall will be on hand - and Deco has free tickets worth £36 a pair to give away

Conservatories are topping the spend

Nearly half of UK homeowners are planning to spend thousands of pounds on their property over the next six months according to new research, with extensions, conservatories and kitchens top of the list

Blown glass by James Alexander

The fair - a major fixture in the design calendar - moves to September this year. It gives you the chance to see the wealth of artistic talent that thrives in this beautiful part of the country - and bag yourself a unique piece or two.

Cotton growing in Pakistan

Clean, fresh, crisp, natural... these are adjectives used about that most ubiquitous of fabrics, cotton. But in his forthcoming new book, Cotton, Canadian academic Adam Sneyd explores the dark side of global cotton production.