Design

When is a shed more than a shed?

Once the garden shed was little more than a cobwebbed dumping ground for garden furniture and abandoned hobbies. But not anymore. Nicola Venning investigates what it takes to be a Shed of the Year.

Bright ideas for home illumination

Nothing spoils the mood more than a badly chosen fitting throwing off unappealing shadows. We recommend pendants and lamps by three top designers to show your interior in its best light

When did chairs become works of art?

Originally designed to fulfil a simple function in the home, chairs have become closer to works of art with the advent of modern materials and contemporary designs. So when is a chair not just a chair?