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. …

New Eco light bulbs

oliver General, Technology/ Energy Saving

The world of low energy lighting seems to move at, well, the speed of light I guess, so its pretty tricky to keep up to date with whats going on. No sooner have you specified your new super bright LED down lighters and they are yesterdays news. So here a few newcomers to the low energy lighting market place. First …

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 …