Green Energy is going mainstream

The Wiltshire-based green energy company says its customers made up the majority of investors in its latest share offer

No1 Pendant light made using steam bent wood by Tom Raffield

Designers are using much more wood for decorative lighting, and not just for the stands. From the elaborate to the pared down and minimal, wood is a surprisingly versatile material for lights

Features

Big Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola for B+B Italia, from Chaplins

One that you can spend an evening in watching the TV without ending up with neck or backache; one that is not too hard or too doughy? It's a subjective business of course, but here are some chairs we think are a pleasure to sit in - and they're eco-friendly of course

The Guest by Jaime Hayón for Lladró

The word ornament has grim connotations. But don't make your dogs, birds or dancing ladies hide away, because ceramic ornaments mean a huge amount to us - and sales are on the rise

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

People

Marivi Colvo and Sandro Tothill of LZF

Abby Trow talks to lighting designer Mariví Calvo of innovative wood veneer lighting brand LZF. She reckons the company is about as eco as it's possible for a designer brand to be.

Land of milk and honey..but at a price

The award-winning architect has designed homes for a new co-housing project in Cambridge, with building due to start in the spring. These projects are great, he says - though the future for housing lies in far greater freeing up of land.

Accessories

Ali Tomlin bowls £38 for a small and £42 for the larger size.

Ali Tomlin's pieces may look delicate, but don't think they're best off kept in a display cabinet. No, her refined, contemporary porcelain bowls, dishes and vases are pretty hardy and can go in the oven and the dishwasher

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

Lambretta poster

The online expert has moved into bricks and mortar - poster company AntikBar has opened its first showroom in London, on the Kings Road

Interiors

Etched glass door from Casali's Natura Collection. www.casali.net

Doors are easily overlooked and we tend meekly to accept what we inherit when we move into a property. But stylish interior doors can bring style, cohesiveness and even a quiet grandeur to your home

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?