December 2016

Katcha designed this crocodile toy from old tractor tyres

Deco heads to Bristol to meet an independent designer who's putting tyres, wheels and inner tubes to good use

Tiny bowls by Lindy Barletta

If you adored tiny tea-sets as a child you're probably still drawn to all things diminutive..especially in the china department. In which case ceramicist Lindy Barletta's bowls will have you cooing. Very handy for portion control too if you're dieting!

modular wood units by ByAlex, from £100

ByAlex has launched Playwell, a contemporary wooden modular storage system you can add to over time

Natalia Willmott

If you're after interesting vintage/antique pieces for your home, or unusual one-off collectibles, we think Natalia Willmott's online store is well worth a visit

do your bit for the environment and compost your food waste

..or at the very least save your food scraps and peelings for your local council to compost. So come on people, get 2017 off to a green start with a counter top bin for the kitchen and a garden composter too if you have the space.

Virtu panels could be the future

If you're thinking about investing in solar products to reduce your energy bills, it could be worth holding on until Virtu® panels hit the market

Trees planted in Kenya will help provide food and alleviate the damage caused by deforestation

The Leicestershire bedmaker has established a long-term partnership with ICT, so trees will be planted in Kenya with every bed sold.

Flock's Northmore design on a Metier coffee table with orange steel hairpin legs

Eco friendly, unpretentious and affordable, birch plywood has become a popular material for contemporary furniture. Now textile design studio Flock and surface design and furniture company Métier have taken it up some notches with a collection of digitally-printed tables

bluebellgray wreath

Keep your front door looking welcomingly floral year-round with this charming birchwood wreath from Glasgow's bluebellgray

The joy of giving

It's that time of year again.. but fret not as we have been engaged in detailed product research so you can give gifts that won't be forgotten about within a day. Whether your loved ones and friends are practical, creative, or simply in need of some good stuff for their homes, we can help

UK interiors brand Bert & May has opened a pop up shop in Bloomsbury, so if you're in the capital doing a spot of Christmas shopping, do stop by

Winter pastoral linen by Louise Wilkinson

Illustrator Louise Wilkinson is known for her beautifully decorated chinaware, but she's also a textile designer and her new collection is inspired by the British countryside