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  • Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls? Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

More of us will want to live in rural areas

The appliance maker has been considering how the covid pandemic might affect our future living spaces

Lancia Martini rally poster from 1970s

If you're looking for interesting artworks or want to start a collection, don't miss AntikBar's 2021 spring auction...you could just grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bargain

keep plants healthy with care and attention

If you want to know how you can stop your plants from wilting or generally pegging out on you, plant food maker Miracle Gro is offering you online Q&As with garden expert Kate Turner 

Asbestos remains a problem in our housing stock. So if you're a landlord, what are your responsibilities regarding this dangerous material?

We're waking up to the urgent need to halt climate change and lobbying governments and industries is crucial. But don't think of yourself as a powerless tiny cog in the machine because behavioural change x millions does help the planet

Wooden duck handle and PET fabric umbrella from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We're being deluged, so carry a brolly in your bag. Such as the Original Duckhead umbrella, made from recycled PET fabric... for eco precipitation protection

Nat Maks' suminagashi floating ink prints, made in Margate

For abstract art in lovely colours, Nat Maks' prints are unique as she uses the centuries old craft of Suminagashi

Albert Moon Downloadable and printable art on Etsy

Valentine's Day has become another of those days where marketing folks try to convince us our beloved will be thrilled with a bin or a hacksaw. Well, having quizzed a range of folks it seems the old favourites continue to reign supreme: flowers, champagne and a dinner that isn't pasta and pesto. Which isn't to say some new thinking couldn't come into play...

Interior architect Daniel Hopwood prefers to use natural, sustainable materials

This London townhouse is testament to the skill of the many craftspeople working in Britain, and more of us should make use of them, urges interior architect Daniel Hopwood

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