Layne Rowe at work at London Glassblowing

Our homes are increasingly paeans to fine craftsmanship as more of us fall the collecting bug, whether it's ceramics, glassware, art or woodwork that rouses our passion. So if you have a thing for craft, don't miss the upcoming London Craft Week

Adventures In Furniture

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

The hotel will occupy 4500 m2 at The Eden Project

Architect practice Tate Harmer has been awarded planning permission to build a sustainable hotel for visitors to The Eden Project

Succulents from Blueleaf Plants

Tiny succulents in tiny terracotta pots make fabulous wedding favours and are a stunning table top addition. Surely no one would think they're an amuse bouche...

Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move.

Features

Jonathan Walter and wife Lakshmi Bhaskaran of Bark Furniture

The West Country is becoming a power house of sustainable design businesses. Middle of nowhere or not, like birds of a feather, they flock together

The mansions of Edinburgh New Town

If England's seeming enthusiasm for Brexit has left you wondering if it wouldn't be a bad move to head north of the border...the question is to which city?

Sign up for The Rubbish Diet

Have you gone on a diet lately? a rubbish diet that is..If not, sign up for The Rubbish Diet challenge which is simple and fun - you'll be amazed how much less waste you generate, even if you think you're already a diligent recycler

People

Fleeting Clocks by Nacho Carbonell, shown this year at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Nacho Carbonell is a conceptual artist and designer whose work can leave you scratching your head when you first see it. But there is method in the madness and Carbonell's oeuvre is as much for the mind as the eye.

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

Accessories

special effects from Amberlights

For lighting that creates special effects that are relaxing and more interesting that anything on TV, choose an eco-friendly LED lamp by Amberlights

Transylvania birdhouse by Gary Edwin Wild, 80cm, £150

Gary's left London to return to his native Northumberland...and he's so thrilled to back in the bosom of nature that he's designed a charming collection of houses for our discerning feathered friends

Berry Bowl colander is made in the Potteries of stoke on trent

A great idea from Stoke on Trent ceramicist Reiko Kaneko, the from tap-to-table Berry Bowl colander

Interiors

Jonathan Walter and wife Lakshmi Bhaskaran of Bark Furniture

The West Country is becoming a power house of sustainable design businesses. Middle of nowhere or not, like birds of a feather, they flock together

Leather cube doorstop by Elvis & Kresse

We've taken making do and mending to new heights, with imaginative, often innovative products made by skilled craftspeople.

The light-filled main living room

Edward and Emma Bulmer's splendid Herefordshire home is full of colour and pattern...and boasts surprisingly low running costs