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

Two Lovers

Photographer Adam Harriden eschews both the latest in high-tech cameras and the immediacy of Instagram in favour of the Polaroid camera.

Marivi Colvo and Sandro Tothill of LZF

Abby Trow talks to lighting designer Mariví Calvo of innovative wood veneer lighting brand LZF. She reckons the company is about as eco as it's possible for a designer brand to be.

Tiny tiny pots...a must have for the doll's house

If, like me, your heart melts at the sight of tiny things, you'll be swooning at the work of Yuta Segawa whose miniature pots would be the perfect gift for Thumbelina

Madeleine Boulesteix

Madeleine Boulesteix can take a box of unwanted glasses, teacups and jelly moulds and turn them into chandelier that will captivate and delight you for years to come. She talks to Abby Trow about her work

Old ceramics are perfect for bathroom splash backs and decorative panels

Perthshire mosaic artist and upcycling fanatic Katy Galbraith urges us to look at our old crockery and glassware with a creative eye....and turn them into something useful and beautiful ...or purely decorative. She tells us about her work

Lisa is brand ambassador for Hotpoint

The former Celebrity Masterchef winner who's left acting for a career in cooking tells Deco she does compost her peelings, doesn't go overboard on gadgets and wants to tackle food waste

Martin Azua

We profile top designer Martín Azúa, who talks about nature, craft, going local and his Numbered collection of homewares that he hopes will make daily life better

Tijn van Elderen of Dutch global homewares brand Brabantia

The boss of the company that's turned the household bin into an object of desire talks to Abby Trow about Brabantia's devotion to good design and crucially to sustainable design