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Bee and hops on emerald glass by Rowan McOnegal

Artist Rowan McOnegal produces exquisite glass wallhangings, as well as stained glass for doors and windows

Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

Fi Douglas of bluebellgray

bluebellgray has gone from the kitchen table to big time homewares brand in a very short space of time. Abby Trow caught up with Fi Douglas, artist, designer, company founder and lover of flowers to find out how she’s coping with success and why her designs have struck such a chord

Luminescences

French artist Joëlle Kem Lika uses her art to celebrate nature and encourage us all to value the planet we live on. She's held successful exhibitions in London and interest in her work is growing this side of the Channel

A penthouse in Southbank Place; the project which is due for completion in 2019

Southbank Place is a swanky new high end live/work community being developed along from the London Eye. Interior architect Fiona Naylor of Johnson Naylor has designed some of the apartments in the development and argues big build projects do focus heavily on sustainability

Upcycling expert Max McMurdo

Max McMurdo urges us all to unleash our inner practicality and creativity and join him in the immersive world of making, doing and mending

Husband and wife Jeremy Grove and Kate Sibley

Kate Sibley and Jeremy Grove think it's about time all furniture is compostable, recyclable and sustainable. And to show their commitment to the cause they've started on their own collection of modern eco-friendly furniture.

Cawley's job is to be keen, green and not mean when it comes to working with small suppliers in far off lands

Stephen Cawley has the task of ensuring John Lewis puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to ethics and the environment

Fleeting Clocks by Nacho Carbonell, shown this year at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Nacho Carbonell is a conceptual artist and designer whose work can leave you scratching your head when you first see it. But there is method in the madness and Carbonell's oeuvre is as much for the mind as the eye.

Choose your message

He's the go-to man for stripes. Soft, subtle, abstract, hard, straight, curved, technicolour, wild, ordered, garish, it's stripes unlimited

Chalk Paint creator Annie Sloan, a woman who's become an international business success

Fervour, passion, zeal.... all are adjectives that describe how Annie Sloan's customers feel about her paint. Many a competitor company would kill to know just what it is about it that inspires such devotion. Its creator isn't entirely sure either, except that it's damn good stuff

Land of milk and honey..but at a price

The award-winning architect has designed homes for a new co-housing project in Cambridge. These projects are great, he says - though the future for housing lies in far greater freeing up of land.

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