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

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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. …

The House That Charles Built

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 I’ve recently returned from a visit to Prince Charles’ Natural House and must say I was impressed. The low-key aesthetic approach represents a more populist direction for the Prince, who  is trying to help make our streets and homes greener, warmer and healthier, without creating a new style genre of design which can be off putting for many who don’t feel they …