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The caravan that thinks its a house

Timbercraft Tiny Homes do exactly what they say on the tin and their sales pitch for caravan living is seductive: Imagine what you could do if you had no mortgage to pay and very low utility bills.  If you only had to work half as much as you do now to pay for your dwelling, how would you spend your…

Nakefit: Shoes for walking barefoot

Spend enough time barefoot and the soles of your feet will toughen and become accustomed to all manner of terrain. For those of us confined to shoes, there comes an alternative in the form of Nakefit – a self-adhesive protective sole that allows the wearer to experience bare foot walking without any of the disadvantages. The easily-removable  stickers are waterproof and…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017

The ETA has been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017, sharing the title with Naturesave. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society. Beating household-name insurance…

New laws in France offer dystopian view of cycling

No wonder so many cars travelling to France each summer groan under the weight of a fully laden bicycle rack – cyclists there are shown an enviable degree of courtesy on the road. However, it’s a level of respect not always matched by the country’s law makers. Bicycles have been part of the French national psyche for over a century…

Re-inventing the bus

In fifty years, it is expected the vast majority of people will live in cities not yet been built. The quality of their design will determine the quality of life for billions of people. Designing a city from the ground up offers the rare opportunity to reverse the dominance of car culture that is such a blight to today’s urban…