Closca foldable cycle helmets

It's a small design studio that won Spain's National Design Prize for its Fuga foldable cycle helmet. Closca founder and designer Carlos Ferrando says his motivation in designing the product was to 'make the urban cyclist more beautiful' and no doubt many of us can drink to that...

Ethical handmade homewares

Collective-Stories' first collection features handmade cushions, rugs and baskets inspired by geometric shapes often seen in brutalist architecture and the Bauhaus. They offer striking, yet simple contemporary design, made in natural sustainable materials such as wool, buri (material from the buri tree which grows in the Philippines) and cotton.

Focus on: Duette heat conserving blinds

Duette energy saving blinds can help reduce energy bills. they can be an eco friendly option for window coverings

Rowan McOnegal and the art of glass

Think of stained-glass, and no doubt images of church windows pop into your mind, with their depictions of saints and angels. Or at the non-ecclesiastical end of the spectrum, you might think of pretty little touristy nick-nacks depicting suns or stars or flowers.