This year some exciting (if practical) technology could make quite a difference to our day-to-day lives


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What to plant, when to plant it, and where to order it from: all the sites you need to plan your garden displays and vegetable beds


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Distraction-from-work alert: Dinah Hall selects her favourite interiors blogs. Hours of endless snooping into other people’s grand designs


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A carefully angled coffee table book is not enough; now you need an edited display of classic objects to show just how tasteful you are


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It’s the aesthete’s version of recycling: adding a fresh design twist to used items. We select the best places to buy ‘re-loved’ furniture


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Albania is picturesque, warm and on the up, yet property there is still cheap cheap cheap. Invest now before everybody cottons on


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Neglected urban areas have become hot property and waterfront city living is in high demand, from the Thames Riviera to sites all over the UK


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It’s official: carpet is back in the national shopping basket. But the only ones worth considering are nothing like those of old


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