Let There Be Eco Light: Casting a glow on upcycled Lighting

oliver General, Materials, Recycling / upcycling

Upcycling is without doubt the one environmental design area that really delights and captures the public’s imagination. So, I thought I’d combine this creative genre with my love of lighting to bring you a blog post on my favourite upcycled lighting design. I’m sure, like me, you’ll be drawn to them like a moth to a…well, you see where I’m …

Bored Of Cotton? Here Are Some Brilliant New and Unique Sustainable Fabrics For The Home

oliver Fabrics, General, Healthy spaces, Materials, Recycling / upcycling

  It has has been said that the battle for greater sustainability in the home will be fought on a material front. I for one am always appalled at the hidden damage many conventional materials that we use create and am similarly thrilled to find new materials that tackle the same functional issues but without impacting unnecessarily onto the environment. …

Are You Flushing Money Down The Toilet? Eco homes need water management

oliver General, Recycling / upcycling, Technology/ Energy Saving, Water saving

It’s shocking to think that the average toilet uses between six- and nine-litres per flush, with some older cisterns using up to thirteen-litres. Imagine that quantity of plastic mineral water bottles stacked up and it’s even more shocking. This is, after all, drinking quality water, and actually accounts for around 30% of the total water usage in a household.   There …

My favourite Eco-Friendly Christmas Decorations for this Year

oliver General, Materials, Natural stuff, Recycling / upcycling, Vintage

What’s not to love about this mid winter festival of ours, although every year I get hit with a pang of just how am I going to do all this decorating and Christmassy stuff and still make it sustainable. Creativity, inspiration and upcycling is what’s called for. When it comes to decorating my own tree I’ve opted for a simple …