The Good List: Rubies in the Rubble chutney

Decorator's Notebook The Good List - Rubies in the Rubble

Welcome back to The Good List, our guide to brilliant businesses making a difference to people and the planet. Today I’ve been chatting to the lovely Jenny Dawson about her company, Rubies in the Rubble. Two years ago, she made a dramatic career change, leaving behind her lucrative job in a hedgefund to make posh… 

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Design Can Change the World: A Litre of Light

Alfredo Moser Liter of Light

Back in November I was fortunate enough to visit Durham’s Lumiere Festival for the third time.┬áThe light festival takes over the historic city for four days, with a projection onto Durham Cathedral as its centrepiece. One of the smaller installations brought attention to a simple invention which is changing the lives of millions around the… 

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5 easy ways to transform your home with textiles

photographic wall art in Harper Poe's home

When I see a home that really and truly reflects the personality and passions of the person who lives there, my eyes open a little wider. When that person’s passion is working with artisans in developing countries to create textiles that reflect local traditions, while appealing to Western tastes, the result is a lively blend… 

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Together again, ship-shape and Bristol fashion

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead

We’re here! After 6 months running our business via Skype from opposite areas of the country – Bethan in Somerset and Joe in Newcastle – we’ve finally been reunited and have a new home, new office and bags of new energy in Bristol! We’re both loving being up to our eyeballs in Decorator’s Notebook (in… 

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