January 2019

The Ethical Silk Company is based in Ireland

If you don't like to think about the nitty gritty of silk production, you might want to consider Peace or Ahimsa silk. The Ethical Silk Company has a small range of products for which no Bombyx mori met a hot water end

Bait ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The London gallery hosts an immersive exhibition of multimedia projects by more than 30 renowned artists and architects working in collaboration

Claire Gaudion Lihou rug

A new rug can transform a room and Claire Gaudion's designs are perfect if you're after subtle colours in contemporary designs

A University of Surrey study suggests planting a combination of hedges and trees along roadsides can help reduce pollution more effectively than planting trees alone

Bullfight, pastel, 1900. Well Museo del Can Ferrat in Sitges

Young Picasso is a new film focusing on the early life of the great Pablo Picasso. Directed by Phil Gabsky, it traces the journey of a boy from southern Spain who became one of the world's most acclaimed artists

Sustainable design is, as Sweden-based architect Sita Jobanputra says, a multi-faced beast. So how does her profession view sustainability in 2019?

Waitrose & Partners says it's seen a 43 per cent rise in sales of its British grown orchids over the past year, further evidence that the orchid has become the nation's favourite plant

Rug Maker

If you're on the look out for interesting materials to clad floors, walls and other interior/exterior surfaces, don't miss the Surface Design Show in London

Ophelia cushions in velvet or linen

Artist Claire Nicklin's designs are vibrant, organic and complex and she's launched an interiors brand, Fox & Fettle, so we can all enjoy her art

discarded fishing nets account for 10 per cent of ocean plastic waste

Humanscale's Smart Ocean desk chair is one of the latest new products made using plastic fishing nets retrieved from the sea and reprocessed