Terrariums: Hello Tiny World

Buying a ready-made terrarium is all very well ...but you're not really invested in it are you. And it'll cost you way over what it would cost to make your own. And it may well not come with the right instructions so its lifespan won't be what it should...which should be Methuselah-esque.

Wide plank wooden flooring

Wood from sustainable sources, ideally FSC or PEFC certified, is a good flooring material for eco-friendly homeowners.  Wide planks can be sourced at Element7, Siberian Floors, The Natural Wood Floor Company and Ecora.

Stuff - how to display it, not drown in it

Occasionally we're forced to confront the sheer amount of stuff we have - in my case it's having solar panels installed which requires the installers to be able to get to fuse boxes, the loft space and run up and down stairs. Initially they couldn't, so I've piled things into corners they can. And I have found myself thinking what is all this stuff? and I vow to take it to the recycling centre. Soon.

Upgrade your home in an eco-friendly way

It's inevitable a time will come when you find your tastes have changed and you start finding your home dated. You get to feel your place needs a design rethink so it's more functional, more modern; and, of course, given skyrocketing energy prices, more energy efficient. You could move  or tear down your house and build a new one..but you'll find it's far less expensive to upgrade or renovate.

Tick tock: a clock to rock the wall

Always looking for your phone to find out the time? But think about it, you put your phone down, you can't remember where..and you wish there was a damn clock somewhere in the house. Well now's the time hang a few wall clocks. They can be things of beauty. And you need never be late again. Oh and lots of them are made from recyclable/sustainable materials - wood, metal, cork - as well as ceramic.

Makers to check out



George Jenson

The latest luxurious but sustainable interior design trends

If you're looking to update your home in 2024, take note of some inspiring luxury design trends you might want to incorporate into your scheme, choosing sustainable materials


Tips for keeping cut flowers fresher for longer

keep cut flowers fresh for longer by remembering a few key changing the water regularly, cutting the ends of and trimming any dying foliage

Avoid condensation and mould in your home

ventilate your home to avoid condensation and black mould. It's healthier to have airflow indoors so even in winter, be sure to open windows a little

Top five ways to make your home stand out – and sell super fast

When you sell your home, it follows that you would want it to stand out from the competition - after all, standing out from the crowd is essential in attracting potential buyers and securing a quick sale! In today's competitive real estate market, it's important to make your property memorable and appealing. But how can you do it? Here are the top five ways you can make your home stand out and increase its chances of being sold swiftly. 

1. Enhance its curb appeal

4 sustainable ways to add life to your home

On your sustainability journey it's important to remember no one is perfect, so don't beat yourself up if you slip up! What you're doing is super worthwhile and will have positive long-term impact. So get started on making a more environmentally-friendly and beautiful home.
Up-cycle old furniture