Massimo Micheluzzi works using battuto technique

The Murano glass artist is exhibiting his work in London

sprout tasty garden kits are cute and useful

Most of us will recall the delights of growing cress on cotton wool at primary school.. well Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their just as easy to grow Tasty Garden kits


old bicycles make a great vehicle for floral displays in the garden

We've teamed up with our friends at Pinterest to bring you some easy, eco and affordable ways to get more flora into your life... flowers being symbolic of peace and love and all that...

Life without built-in storage is intolerable. But you need design that suits your room. Limed oak storage with cream leather on door and drawer fronts

If you want built-in furniture, why not look to a local cabinet-maker or carpentry firm? Such as Leicestershire bespoke furniture makers Sealey Furniture, which demonstrates the very high level of skill and environmental awareness found in Britain's small workshops

Plants indoors create a healthy environment

If you hate to be parted from plant life, or you don't have any outside space but would like some greenery in your life, then why not think about having a green wall in your home?


Catherine Southon

Auctions are fun and if you're doing up your home on a tight budget you'd be mad not to go to a few, says auctioneer Catherine Southon - a familiar face on the BBC. And you can't really get more eco-friendly than antiques, she says

Tijn van Elderen of Dutch global homewares brand Brabantia

The boss of the company that's turned the household bin into an object of desire talks to Abby Trow about Brabantia's devotion to good design and crucially to sustainable design


Perfect for pink champagne or a glass of rosé...

Pastel colours are lovely for summer and anyone who yearns for some pale pink in their life will be delighted that V & B is making the gorgeous Boston collection of glasses available in rose pink

Peperomia plants come in many forms

We all know that plants improve our indoor air quality, yet younger Brits are surprisingly reluctant to embrace greenery indoors. If you're hesitant because you don't think you're green-fingered, try Peperomia plants, which are a breeze to care for

New Potato Stamp Stars organic cotton kids' bedlinen from Fox Organic Kids, £52 for duvet cover and pillowcase

EU referendum uncertainty may be causing turmoil on the markets, so let's do our bit to keep the green shoots of small green business growth growing. From pencils that bring forth flowers, organic cotton bedding and reclaimed wood clocks, we have an inspiring shopping list this month


Italy's Refin ceramic tile company offers bold Majolica tiles

Bathroom floors have been very monotone, so if you're thinking about replacing yours because it's too plain and boring, you'll love the trend for bold encaustic-style patterned ceramic tiles

Pots of Paint is a very eco friendly brand

Paints have a big impact on air quality, something that's becoming more of a concern to homeowners. So which manufacturers score highly on great colour, environmental friendliness and quality?

Roman blinds and curtains are a great combination

Roman blinds are fast becoming the nation's favourite window treatment, but there are other options too, depending on your needs and budget