Trending: How Moshi Monsters ate the world

Moshi Monsters started life as virtual characters on a children's website but now they're taking over the real world, thanks to toys, stickers – and now their own album

The Secret History Of: The Quaglino's ashtray

When Terence Conran designs something, it has an instant appeal. So, naturally, objects with such pedigree are cosseted within shops, with a carefully constructed price tag and elaborate alarm systems to deter casual thieves.

Behind the scenes of Sesame Street

Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday this year and all of its most beloved characters have been enjoying the party. The development of Sesame Street has been a long journey full of foam letters, number songs and most importantly laughter. Along the way we have been introduced to some of the best loved characters in television including Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch (who resides in a trash can) and Bert and Ernie, the show’s notorious buddies who, thanks to Ernie, often get up to no good.

Little wonder: Jane McMorland Hunter has broken every rule to create

Maybe she's been forewarned I can be bribed with cake, because when I arrive at the Fulham home of the garden writer Jane McMorland Hunter there is a strong smell of fresh pastry and an apple loaf cooling on the side. Her house is full of interesting things: it's piled with books, as McMorland Hunter worked in the gardening department of Hatchards in London's Piccadilly for 23 years, and here in her hall is the beautiful old hand-painted sign they used to take to the Chelsea Flower Show, saved from a skip.