Bright and colourful hand-stitched cushions from Fairwind

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Daisy hand-stitched cushion in Aqua

Fairwind are stocking new designs in their popular range of fairly traded hand-stitched cushions from Kashmir.

Ideal for the current colour clash and hand-crafted trends, these bright and contemporary wool cushions are the perfect finishing touch for a technicolour home. Read more »

Five new Michelin Guide apps for iPhone

Hotels are included in the Apps

Michelin has released four new Michelin guide 2012 Apps for iPhone – GB & Ireland, Germany, Italy and Spain & Portugal, Great Britain & Ireland – as well as an App for the Michelin guide Main Cities of Europe 2012. All are available from the App Store. Read more »

The "Segway of unicycles" - Honda's U3-X Personal Mobility Concept Device - debuts in Paris

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Honda's innovative U3-X, a unique personal mobility concept device, is making its debut in Europe within an exhibition entitled 'Getting Around', on show between April and August 2012 at the Museum of Architecture and Heritage (Cite De L'Architecture et du Patrimione), in Paris. Read more »

Bournemouth's Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism Business Scheme

Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism

The Green House Hotel is the only hotel in Bournemouth to be awarded the highest gold level by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) for its outstanding performance as a sustainable tourism business.

The leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK, GTBS, assesses businesses against a demanding and diverse set of criteria, from energy and water efficiency to waste management and biodiversity. A qualified assessor, who visited the hotel in October, scored the business highly across all categories. Read more »

New album features Eden Sessions greatest hits

“The seduction of music introduces new audiences to our work and, by association encourages people to get involved with us,“ says Tim Smit.

The Eden Project and Warner Music have released a 2-CD compilation of music by artists who have played at the Eden Sessions, marking the tenth year of the iconic gigs. The collection includes tracks recorded live at the Cornish venue by The Doves, Paolo Nutini and Mumford and Sons.

The Eden Sessions are a series of one-day gigs that take place at Cornwall’s Eden Project every summer. This year’s headliners were Primal Scream, The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Pendulum and Brandon Flowers. Read more »

Smart Urban mobility - now on two wheels

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Braking energy is recuperated and converted into electrical energy and stored in the lithium-ion battery

smart, the makers of the nifty tiny cars that are ubiquitous on city streets, have announced the production of an electric bike - the smart ebike. Delivery in Europe and the US is set to commence in 2012. Read more »

Trash app aims to clean up Britain

Probably the first app that gets your rubbish collected...

Britain’s largest on-demand rubbish clearance company, AnyJunk, has scored another first with the launch of an iPhone app which makes disposing of all sorts of trash as simple as a few taps on your mobile screen.

Jason Mohr, founder of theinnovative waste disposal company, said that with the proliferation of smartphone use it was a logical move for his high-tech company to provide an app to make it easier and more efficient for customers to communicate with AnyJunk to organise waste collection. Read more »

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