Too Good For Bottles: An Eco Material That’s Finding New Ways Into The Home

oliver Furniture, General, Materials, Natural stuff

Cork is one of those materials that designers love (a bit like cardboard) but others still have a bit of a hang up about. Reminiscent of chilly 1960s bathroom floors, it’s now having a renaissance in the home, with a selection of truly sustainable, beautiful and highly functional products. It’s warm-to-the-touch, has a little bounce and is really, really floaty. …

Want to create a flat pack eco interior? – Start here with cardboard…

oliver Furniture, Materials, Recycling / upcycling

As we near London Design Festival I’m sure we’ll be seeing a flurry of ingenious cardboard designs. Cardboard is a material that many designers love. It has a lovely warm, mottled surface, it’s easy to work, highly recyclable and has a high recycled content to it. I mean, what’s not to love? The only downside for the consumer is that …

Old furniture, new style: Oliver Heath’s tips on refinishing furniture

oliver Fabrics, Furniture, General, Healthy spaces

One of my true pleasures is finding old pieces of furniture and giving it a new lease of life; it’s the excitement of the potential, the burst of creativity and finally it’s appreciating what you’ve made – knowing that its totally unique to you. Vintage furniture will add character and identity and it can help make your home feel more …