Bespoke Furniture Maker
Bespoke furniture maker Tom Zinovieff exudes that gleeful tranquillity of someone who quite genuinely loves what they do. Furniture making runs in his family. His family has managed a local woodland for many years and after completing his training he moved into his father’s old workshop ready to carry on the trade for another generation. We visited him there on a gloriously sunny afternoon to learn more.
Open the door to custom build new homes
Graven Hill, one of the country’s most innovative self-build and custom build villages, is holding its first ‘Hard Hat’ event of 2019 on 26 January. The event will give visitors the chance to view the custom build new homes that are currently under construction and look around the site to get a feel for how their ideas could be translated into bricks and mortar. Sensible shoes will be a must!
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” Whether or not Einstein did actually say this, it’s cause for concern: a massive one third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade alone due to pesticides, fewer hedgerows, paved gardens and a lethal disease, the colony collapse disorder virus.
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan
No doubt many never thought they’d see the day when Rolls-Royce produced a 4x4. Yet think again… why not? Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, Jaguar, and even Bentley have all quite recently gone down that road (the Porsche Cayenne turned out to be the brand’s bestselling model). Now Rolls-Royce have taken the plunge.
Our resident Interior Designer, Amanda Hanley, answers your questions. Here, Amanda offers solutions for the post-Christmas de-clutter
The stuff that dreams are made of… at last
For the car buffs amongst us Alfa Romeos were a romantic affair, now with the coming of the Alfa Giulia QV (Quadrifoglio), Alfa have proven that they can still deliver that Alfa glory.
Making Money from your Home
If you’ve got a spare bedroom or enjoy having people around and fancy making some money from your property, there are plenty of ways to do this – from hosting foreign students to finding free accommodation around the world.
Our resident Interior Designer, Amanda Hanley, answers your questions. This month, adding colour to a neutral home and transforming a stark living room to make it feel cosy.
Design a Garden
We tend to think of gardens in all their colourful summer glory, but now’s the time to get planning for a fine display next year, Jo Lamiri discusses with Garden designer Christopher Edgar