March 2009

Rag and bone wisdom

It isn’t just the relentless responsibility we all have to try and reduce our energy and resource consumption that steers us towards investing in insulation and other energy saving measures, but the reasonable human desire for warmth and cosiness in our homes. 

Back to the future

This may not be a new phenomenon, but have you noticed just how big a business the nostalgia industry has turned out to be? It may well be that all those clever marketeers are aiming much of this stuff at forty- and fifty-something people like me (and some of you), but there’s no denying its appeal.