The first brass bed washed up on England’s shores about 200 years ago. People were amazed. Is this what the French are sleeping on! Seriously! What the hell! Lords and ladies raced to their boats, invaded France, and soon golden beds were gleaming from every...
Smart Home Technology is going to boom over the next couple of years and the Amazon Echo Dot, released in the UK in September 2016, is leading the pack.
Artificial potted plants are the ideal solution for bringing zero maintenance greenery to those dark corners of your house.
The warmest blanket you will ever own. Pendleton Woollen Mills have been making their signature blankets since 1863.
In 1967 Fiskars revolutionized the way the world saw scissors and created a design icon that is loved across the globe…orange-handled kitchen scissors!
A look at one of Britain’s most iconic children’s tableware series – created by a nun in her spare time!
Trying to brighten our dark dining room by painting it a light neutral was a mistake. So we took James Taylor’s advice: choose the deep greens and blues!
The ultimate drinking vessel created by man: Duralex tumblers
A simple way to modify the Ikea Grundtal rail system to create an extra-short rail for tight spaces.
My highly subjective list of the most useful and regularly used power tools for DIY around the house.
If you have to live with baby gates, they might as well look good. Here are several attractive DIY solutions to stopping your child going upstairs.
I wondered the other day what our area might have looked like around the time our house was built 124 years ago. I thought to myself wouldn’t it be cool if there was a website where I could tap in our postcode and instantly be presented with a high-resolution, colour, zoomable map of what our neighbourhood looked like a century ago. Well bust my buffers if just such a website doesn’t already exist, step forward the totally brilliant National Library of Scotland’s Map Images Website.
The headcount in our family will shortly be rising. This means a fresh influx of plastic-singing baby crap coming down from the attic. Trying to relax in a room filled with toys that start pumping out nursery rhymes if your foot accidently brushes against them can be a challenge, so a bay window seat with plenty of out-of-sight storage seemed an ideal solution.
How to make a simple, attractive, entertaining and impenetrable baby stair gate
A selection of cool ideas for adding a sandpit to an urban garden.
This sand pit with fold out benches is an absolute gem of a DIY project. It’s a brilliant yet remarkably simple design that can be done start to finish in a couple of evenings – and all for less than £80.
There is a huge amount you can take away from a first viewing, particularly if you enter armed with the right questions. Here is a checklist of things to consider.
Framing pictures can be an expensive business, consequently we have dozens of pictures and photos piling up in our cupboard and not on our wall. I’ve been meaning to address this issue and the other day I resolved to set up my own little framing workshop.
Buying a house can be a bumpy ride. Here is the journey we took to securing our first period property