September 2016

Lampshades by Mairi Helena

Edinburgh-based Mairi Helena is a surface print designer who combines photography and watercolour painting to produce mesmerising contemporary abstract patterns

Useful, stylish and ethical..these baskets have it all

Swedish rag rugs

The vintage Swedish rag rug specialist has an new easy-to-navigate website

Wool Week is now in its 7th year

Wool Week is coming up so if you need any encouragement to get more wool in your life, now's the time to go for it.

Ninety per of goods we buy are made on the other side of the world and get to us on giant freighters. But sea freight is a massive cause of pollution and it's a secretive industry, says the team behind Freightened, a documentary by director Denis Delestrac

India's installation

Venice and Paris have them, and today sees the opening of the first ever London Design Biennale, which takes over Somerset House. The theme is 'Utopia by Design' and 37 countries have prepared fascinating installations that question the past, present and future

Recycling Week is 12-18 September

All good causes and struggles have their week in the sun and next week it's the turn of recycling. So if you're still prone to putting the occasional tin can in your general waste bin...grrrr...shame on you....let Recycle Week focus your resolve to become the best recycler you can be