Wood-burning wonders

Nov

26

2015

Wood-burning wonders

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Laura Cartledge discovers that temperature is just one of the reasons why wood burners are hot property. Wood burners and winter go together like hands and gloves. However the stoves can provide more than a cosy setting or somewhere to warm your mulled wine. Charnwood, Tor Boni “We have seen a steady...

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Eco style

Sep

11

2015

Eco style

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Laura Cartledge meets the interiors company that sources stories. Some trends don’t pay attention to the calendar. For instance in fashion, the style of jeans may change but denim is always in. When it comes to interior design there’s a growing movement surpassing the seasons. It can be woven into...

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No place like home

Feb

4

2015

No place like home

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Laura Cartledge falls head over heels for a Burwash property which brims with romance. When it comes to weddings I don’t believe the dress is the biggest decision. Instead it is the venue which sets the tone, feel and style for the event. Add this to wanting the setting to reflect your personality...

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Blossoming businesses

Oct

23

2014

Blossoming businesses

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Laura Cartledge finds out how taking a unique approach to flowers has seen three businesses blossom in Sussex. ‘Allotment friends’ Shelley Marks-Thomson and Debbie Chalmers became business partners in March of this year when a lifelong passion blossomed into Sussex Flower Farm. “About three years...

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Take note

May

12

2014

Take note

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Laura Cartledge heads to Horsham and finds a company which is turning straw into paper. In our digital age, things we used to take for granted have become a rare treat, whether it is savouring the first page of a new notebook or receiving a handwritten letter on beautiful paper. “We are all using less...

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Lifting the lid

Apr

13

2014

Lifting the lid

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Laura Cartledge meets a company that gives old paint a new life. Newlife Paints came to life because of a messy garage in Ford, on the outskirts of Littlehampton. Now the family run business is award-winning, including being named a ‘green hero’ by Grand Design’s Kevin McCloud, and is stocked by...

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The Exbury Egg

Mar

24

2014

The Exbury Egg

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Laura Cartledge finds an innovative art project which could change our idea of home. Stephen Turner doesn’t just make art – he lives it. In fact his latest project sees him spending a year aboard a wooden egg floating on the Beaulieu River. “A key aim was to demonstrate how the arts can engage...

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Chip off the old block

Oct

21

2013

Chip off the old block

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With a background in medieval furniture and a degree in project design Laura Cartledge meets a creative with a difference. Homeware designer Chris Berry grew up in his dad’s workshop. “He used to make these stools,” recalls Chris. “To make them look old he had these shoes which he would tie sandpaper...

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Green cleaning

Sep

15

2013

Peter Courtney-Fitch heads to Hove to speak to the couple behind the organic company Greenfrog and finds out how a ‘find’ in an Indian market transformed their life. Pictures by Liz Pearce Normally a visit from the in-laws would conjure up images of dread for most families. Having to put on a front...

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