• Rush Matters makes rugs from rushes Deco's A to Z of natural fibres

    Ok, what's hemp? what's vicuña? ...not sure?..well you need Kay Hill's guide to fibres and fabrics to help you make the most environmentally-friendly choices when buying floor coverings and textiles

  • Oak Furnitureland's oak credenza from Boston range Fabulous sideboards - the best storage for your home

    Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

  • lamp with base from used umbrella mechanism Anti: designer lighting from waste material

    The designers at anti love to reuse and recycle - and they've homed in on discarded umbrellas as the base material for their first collection of lamps. Here they explain their ethos

  • Eco weddings deserve eco gifts Eco-friendly wedding presents for green-at-heart couples

    Weddings are back on the menu..yay! You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up... The happy couples have eschewed a list at John Lewis, Harrods or Selfridges, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill.

Accessories

Bloomsbury Revisited lampshades

The penchant for bare bulbs, albeit fancy LED ones, has meant the good ol' lampshade hasn't had much of a look-in lately. So it's good to find two new makers who're getting us enthused about lamp bases and shades once again

lamp with base from used umbrella mechanism

The designers at anti love to reuse and recycle - and they've homed in on discarded umbrellas as the base material for their first collection of lamps. Here they explain their ethos

succulents are easy to care for

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're still enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

Features

Rush Matters makes rugs from rushes

Ok, what's hemp? what's vicuña? ...not sure?..well you need Kay Hill's guide to fibres and fabrics to help you make the most environmentally-friendly choices when buying floor coverings and textiles

Eco weddings deserve eco gifts

Weddings are back on the menu..yay! You've got weddings or civil partnerships coming up... The happy couples have eschewed a list at John Lewis, Harrods or Selfridges, saying airily that 'anything recyclable, bio-degradable or generally CO2-lite will be simply divine!' Rejoice, there's much that fits the bill.

Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company

The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk.