Keep the kids warm as the mercury drops this winter with 10 cosy, cute, and stylish jackets
Keep your little ones warm and cosy this winter with one of the wooliest, snuggliest jumpers around
I fell for the 1970s when I moved into a 1968-built house. Now, accidentally, I'm fashionable – the look is everywhere. But it's a fine line between a well-edited revival and the garish, suburban set of Abigail's Party... So what to choose?
Littala, £40 for set of four. These recently reissued apple-green bowls are decorated with glass droplets. cloudberryliving.co.uk
I’ve just bought a flat and am keen to jazz up the currently all white space with painted floorboards, bright accent walls and colourful tiles. I’m no longer in the minority in my desire to add colour to my interior with more homeowners than ever choosing to abandon the muted creams, pale greys and beiges of recent years in favour of decoration that reflects their personality.
Creating a desirable den doesn't have to be a struggle, says Kate Watson-Smyth
Who says the humble wall can't be a talking point? A new show called Walls are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, is the first major UK exhibition of wallpaper by artists. It transports domestic wallpaper design far from the world of the cosy sprigged Laura Ashley pattern and into an altogether darker place, where themes of warfare, racism and sexuality often take centre stage.
Today, Cath Kidston's iconic floral prints and affordable household items, that lend more than a nod to the trend for vintage chic, appear in must-have lists and households across the world. Her empire spans 28 shops and concessions in the UK, two shops in the Republic of Ireland and five in Japan. The brand has beaten the odds in the economic downturn with profits rising in the past year from £2.9m to £4.6m. And with sales now reaching £31.3m, she clearly has a head for retail. These figures belie the brand's humble beginnings in a small shop in London's Holland Park.
Fashion Editor Susannah Frankel reveals why the world's top designers responded to recession with the most outlandish collections in fashion history
Europe's biggest urban shopping centre opened in London yesterday. But is it any good? We asked the experts
They swapped a chic Notting Hill flat for a 'poky' Victorian semi. But with a little ingenuity, the handbag designer Bill Amberg and the magazine editor Susie Forbes made it their own
Forget the frills and frivolity – the BBC's latest period drama, starring Gemma Arterton, has a real dark side. James Rampton reports from the set of Tess of the D'Urbervilles