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The 10 Best kettles

It's no longer enough to just boil water... The latest kitchen appliances look smart, think smart and even save you money

The 10 Best cordless cleaners

Lightweight but powerful, these suckers are just the things to make vacuuming quick and easy with no tangled wires

Interiors Insider: What's your interiors manifesto?

I love the idea of a manifesto for decorating your home – and was inspired by seeing one in an inspiringly unconventional new homes book called Things I Love (£25, Conran Octopus), by the super-successful Australian interiors stylist Megan Morton. Here are highlights from her brilliant list of house-y do's and don'ts…

Light bites: Brighten up meal times with a splash of colour

1 | Babell Tiered Fruit Dish £19.80, Koziol. This three-tiered plastic stand makes a red-hot table centrepiece. 0121 224 7728, redcandy.co.uk

The 50 Best lights

From chic shades and pendants to glowing globes for your garden, Kate Watson-Smyth flicks the switch on the most desirable designs to brighten up your home

SITTING PRETTY: One of the highlights of the collection, this tan leather SO3 Seglora sofa is eminently desirable and the leather should age beautifully. £1,400

A rare Stockholm collection

Ikea launches its seldom seen Stockholm range next month. Trish Lorenz gets a sneak peak

Interiors insider: Sophie Gaze of Andara

Sophie Gaze read Structured Textile Design at Leeds University before working for a leading furniture and home accessories store.

The 10 Best home gym equipment

Give expensive memberships a miss and turn your house into a health club with this range of exercise essentials

The Insider: Second-hand wood in the home

It adds warmth, texture, history and a link to the outside world… a home simply can't have too much wood. Especially second-hand – which gives you multiples of the above, as well as an eco glow.

Second nature: Bring the outside in with an homage to botanical beauty

1. Orla Kiely Acorn shade

The Insider: Miniature gardening (minus the garden)

Who needs flowerpots? Whether you're planting indoors or on a windowsill, patio or balcony – or even in a garden with (like mine) minimal flowerbed space – take tips from a lovely new book, Teeny, Tiny Gardening by Emma Hardy (£14,99, Cico). It is stuffed with inventive ideas for weeny things you can turn into quirky planters. Such as…

The 10 Best desk lamps

Throw some light on whatever you're working on with a classic, quirky or even a canine design

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