January 2017

This seating cube is made from old newspapers so yesterday's news is tomorrow's seat

The Shifty desk is made from FSC European ash

Daniel Schofield's Shifty desk took the furniture prize in the national New Design Britain awards

River Sunset by Tony Allain

Pastel isn't revered in the way that oil painting is, but the Pastel Society hopes to change perceptions with a very colourful and exuberant annual exhibition in London

Fab Little Bag opens and closes with one hand and becomes a sealed unit

Tampons and of course sanitary towels should not be flushed down the loo; though many women do flush the former. Easy disposal - and sparing our beaches - is what Martha Silcott's Fab Little Bag is all about

Flowers lantern

Head to Chiswick for a mesmerising evening along The Silk Road, a story told through beautiful illuminated giant lanterns

It's In The Water by Bianca Green

The art world has often seemed very polarised between original art, good, posters and prints, naff. But Monde Mosaic says it's time we all just buy what we like and liberate ourselves from art snobbery