April 2017

Succulents from Blueleaf Plants

Tiny succulents in tiny terracotta pots make fabulous wedding favours and are a stunning table top addition. Surely no one would think they're an amuse bouche...

Work by photographer Phil McMenemy

One of Scotland's top visual arts and craft open-studio events takes place at the end of May. See work by more than 90 talented designer-makers, who include textile designers, glassblowers, metalworkers, ceramicists and painters

Jonathan Walter and wife Lakshmi Bhaskaran of Bark Furniture

The West Country is becoming a power house of sustainable design businesses. Middle of nowhere or not, like birds of a feather, they flock together

Layne Rowe at work at London Glassblowing

Our homes are increasingly paeans to fine craftsmanship as more of us fall the collecting bug, whether it's ceramics, glassware, art or woodwork that rouses our passion. So if you have a thing for craft, don't miss the upcoming London Craft Week

Kevin McCloud

Grand Designs Live 2017 at London's Excel again sees designer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud select innovative products for the home that get a big eco thumbs up from him